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30 July – 28 August

Once again improvements were made to the Festival Theatre. This time they affected the stage: an apron curtain was added, the machinery made more sophisticated and the orchestra pit enlarged. The theatre was now able for the first time to present opera, as was demonstrated by a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio. Bernhard Paumgartner launched a cycle of Mozart Serenades that has adorned the Festival’s programme ever since.

1927: Beethoven’s Fidelio with Alfred Piccaver (Florestan) and Lotte Lehmann (Leonore).

New production
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

D: Max Reinhardt
Ds: Oskar Strnad
Cs: Ernest de Weerth

New production
Friedrich Schiller
Kabale und Liebe
D: Max Reinhardt
Ds: Alfred Roller

New production
Ludwig van Beethoven
C: Franz Schalk
D: Lothar Wallerstein
Ds: Clemens Holzmeister

Revivals: Jedermann, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni

2 ballet performances, 1 music-dramatic presentation, 3 orchestral concerts, 1 chamber concert, 7 serenades, 4 concerts of sacred music

Details of the several years: 

1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937