La Margaritashare on facebook A baroque horse ballet
Opera scenes from Emilio de Cavalieri’s “La Pellegrina”, Antonio Cesti’s “Il pomo d’oro” and “Orontea”, Francesco Cavalli’s “Serse” and “Il Giasone”, Alessandro Stradella’s “San Giovanni Battista”
Ballet music by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer & Antonio Cesti
Emperors and kings used to bask in the glow of the horse ballets. Here, the high art of classical dressage, the grandeur of baroque music and the dramatic art of the opera form a perfect blend. The styriarte sets out to bring this form of art back to life with “La Margarita”, a story about the fabulous hero Heracles and the tempting Golden Apple of the Hesperides, inspired by the historical performance that Emperor Leopold I arranged for his wedding in Vienna in 1677.
As from 6 pm we invite you to an aperitif in front of the castle (included in the ticket price).
The castle grounds and the restaurant “Zum Apfelbaum” are open for you from 6 pm. The Rossballett takes place in every weather, the grandstands are covered. After the performance, you can also enjoy a “Pfiat-Gott Achterl” by the pond or a wedding cocktail in the restaurant marquee.
Starting at 7 pm, we invite you to pick your favourite culinary musical overture in the castle park: Tickets for the culinary preludes you can order at the styriarte box office or here in our webshop.
Price: EUR 27
Price: EUR 20
Price: EUR 66
Or you enjoy a picnic in the castle park for an entirely relaxing celebration.
After the presentation of “La Margarita” and a good-night drink in the castle park you can walk directly in your room – stay at the styriarte festival hotel Schloss Schielleiten. You sleep where the main attraction of the 2017 styriarte comes into bein.