Grand world theatre - 100 years of the Salzburg Festival
The first performance of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s "Jedermann", directed by Max Reinhardt on 22 August 1920 on Salzburg’s Domplatz, is considered to mark the birth of the Salzburg Festival. The provincial exhibition "Grand world theatre - 100 years of the Salzburg Festival" is dedicated to the world’s most important festival and offers insights into its history and development down to the present day, while also opening up prospects for the future of the Salzburg Festival.
The provincial exhibition at the Salzburg Museum in the Neue Residenz thus becomes a place of encounter with the Salzburg Festival: stories, productions and events offer visitors space for experiences, participation and for personal memories. The exhibition is laid out in the museum as a "stage play" and follows the conviction of Max Reinhardt that a play can ultimately only succeed through intensive interaction with its audience. In this sense, offers of participation, interaction and role reversal are an important aspect of the exhibition. The provincial exhibition is also conceived in a comprehensive dialogue with institutions and artists.