June 20 - July 20 2014

Under nature’s spell


“To the countryside, to the countryside!” As Franz Schubert urged his contemporaries in one of his cheeriest Lieder. The dream of relaxing in the countryside is as old as the history of the big cities. The townsfolk of baroque London would flee to the countryside – or even just dream of doing so – to escape the noise of the metropolis. Henry Purcell, the musical genius of English baroque devised the most sublime of tones to evoke this dream. “The Fairy Queen”, his greatest semi-opera, is a unique celebration of bountiful nature and its wondrous creatures, a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with lengthy musical sections. Nikolaus Harnoncourt is turning Purcell’s masterpiece into the music theatre highlight of the styriarte festival 2014...




NEW - styriarte magazin

TIP: Read carefully! One of our beautiful styriarte umbrellas beckons for you as a gift!


styriarte "doubled"

Due to the great demand, an additional performance of the nearly sold-out concert Loreley can be offered!


styriarte Lunchconcerts - let's go!

The styriarte festival would like to invite musicians from all over the world to present their artistry and talent during this summer's edition of styriarte's lunch concerts.