Things definitely "heat up" during Classic:Summer in Bad Hofgastein. 2018 Highlight ist a unique open-air summer concert with star tenor Juan Diégo Florez. Aside from classical concerts at mountain huts and enjoyable dance evenings, you are also greeted by fantastic highlights at the Alpenarena.
Music is as much a part of summer in Bad Hofgastein as hiking is. That's why the organizers came up with the straightforward idea of combining the two of them. In the summer months, then, we offer concerts on the mountain, though in the valley, too, you'll also be able to listen to gentle melodies performed by the philharmonic orchestra Salzburg as well as traditional folk music played by local ensembles, all the while gazing out on Gastein's fascinating mountain world. Look forward to many unforgettable concerts at the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein.
Juan Diego Flórez is a Peruvian-Austrian opera singer, regarded as the world’s leading representative of the rare and immensely difficult voice known as tenore di grazia.
Flórez was born in 1973, studying music in his home town of Lima and at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. In 1996, he gave his official debut performance at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, where his impressive voice and astonishing agility caused an overnight sensation, taking him in the selfsame year, at the tender age of just twenty-three, to La Scala in Milan.
Since then, he regularly appears on the most prestigious international opera stages (Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Semperoper) under the baton of the world’s best conductors. His repertoire encompasses 46 operas, whilst he has received the greatest acclaim for his interpretations of roles by Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, celebrated by audiences around the globe.
As a world-class bel canto tenor, Juan Diego Flórez has released numerous solo albums and operatic ensemble recordings on CD and DVD; many of which have won prizes, including Germany’s “Echo” as well as the Cannes Classical Award.
"Classics reconceived”, presented in concert during summer 2018 in Bad Hofgastein. A new ensemble will bring an added splash of color to summer getaways in Gastein: Philharmonie Salzburg conducted by Elisabeth Fuchs. Their goal is to convey the essence of the music they perform and the passion for it which they all share. A special emphasis will be given to a new series of “Family Concerts”, which, through audience involvement and compelling stories, are certain to be an exciting experience for the whole family.
Bad Hofgastein is diverse. And that's also reflected in the music program. The town has a lot more to offer than "just" classical.
The summer of music in Bad Hofgastein begins with a series of concerts on and around the summer solstice: Local and internationsl bands invite everyone to enjoy a combination of music and dance. The concerts take place in the Alpenarena.
"Music unites" - this slogan stands for the international music festival Montana:Musica. Between the 11th and 14th of october 2018 this powerful combination of music and nature will take place in Gastein.
Two other bands - the "Trachtenmusikkapelle" and the "Kameradschaftskapelle" give regular. concerts in the town center from May until October.