Starting on June 29, Vienna's City Hall Square will once again become a popular meeting place for night owls and music lovers for 65 days: at nightfall, the crowd can look forward to a select program of music ranging from opera and ballet to jazz and pop. Refreshments will be available in the form of culinary treats from around the world.
Every year, the Music Film Festival on Vienna's City Hall Square thrills 900,000 visitors, making it one of the most enticing offers in Vienna during the summer. Over 5,200 seats are available with free admission. The 300 m² open-air screen and a sound system with room simulation ensure maximum acoustic quality and pure music enjoyment on the entire square. Something to suit every taste is also offered by the music film program and the 26 or so international leading gastronomers on site.
The milestone anniversary being celebrated by the Vienna State Opera this year is the focal point of the Music Film Festival program. The opening weekend gets off to a sparkling start: the time-delayed live broadcast of the opera Aida on June 29 and the time-delayed live broadcast of the production Othellofrom the State Opera herald the opening of an incomparable festival season.
In addition to highlights from the world of classical music, such as Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier or Das Land des Lächelns, there are also concert recordings by pop stars and music legends such as Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Nena, Eric Clapton and Sting.
As part of the music festival on the Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), on August 31, 2019 – exactly 70 years after its worldwide premiere – “The Third Man” will be shown on the big screen in front of Vienna’s City Hall: a fabulous opportunity for avid fans of the movie, or for anyone who has not yet seen this masterpiece.
29th Music Film Festival 2019, June 29 - September 1, 2019
Admission is free!
Information and program: www.filmfestival-rathausplatz.at
Film starts: daily at nightfall, International cuisine: 11.00 am - 12.00 midnight