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City of Salzburg
of Music Musical
The Sound of Music Musical in
Salzburg / Austria
Musical in German language
October 2011 is the day when the legendary musical "The Sound of
Music" celebrates its premiere at the Salzburger Landestheater! In
the words of the Landestheater Intendant Carl Philip von Maldeghem: "This
musical is worldwide one of the most successful and frequently perfomed
of all time. And the Hollywood film of 1965 became famous everywhere in
the world. It's one fo the most popular films in cinematic history and
has shaped the image of Salzburg in many countries across the globe -
and still does today."
Sound of Music": a mega-success, a real story, a myth that has spread
the word about Salzburg and its culture throughout the world like no other
- after Mozart of course! The life of the Trapp family - Commandant Georg
von Trapp and his second wife Maria Kutschera with the children, seven
in number at the time - is inseparably linked to Salzburg and music. Melodies
like "Edelweiss" and "My Favorite Things" are sung
and heard everywhere.
The musical "The Sound of Music" has been acclaimed by audiences
across the world for decades. Ever since its Broadway premiere in 1959,
the musical "The Sound of Music" by Richard Rodgers (music)
and Oscar Hammerstein (libretto) has conquered the wrold.
The plot is based on the memories of Maria Augusta von Trapp, "The
Story of the Trapp Family Singers". The film of 1965, directed by
Robert Wise and with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the leading
roles, turned out to be the triumph of 20th Century Fox Studios.
Rainer, a novice, is employed as governess to educate the supposedly difficult
children of the retired Austrian Navy lieutenant-commander Baron von Trapp.
With her natural intuition and, above all, with her music and singing
she soon wins the children's trust of the affection of their father, even
though he is already engaged to another woman.
The rise of the National Socialism casts a shadow on the family's happiness,
with Baron von Trapp not willing to confirm to the new political situation.
A long-planned concert given by the von Trapp family choir at the Salzburg
Festival eventually opens a window of opportunity to escape from their
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein
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Sound of Music Musical
information about the Sound of Music Musical at the State Theater Salzburg
and online tickets
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information about the National UK Tour
and online tickets
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music, now on DVD
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