Summer Festivals

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Summer Festivals 2023

The Summer Festivals are the highlights of the cultural year for all classical music enthusiasts. In addition to the well-established classics that offer great impressions and listening experiences for not only classical music fans, the musical performances also provide new inspirations for playing music. Here you will find an overview of the Summer Festivals 2023, including links to schedules, livestreams, and, of course, the corresponding sheet music!

What does the Summer Festivals 2023 sound like?

From the abundance of fantastic concert programs, we have put together a small playlist for you! You can find links to schedules and sheet music here.

Bayreuth Festival 2023

Experience a festival house designed by the composer himself, perched on a green hill with unparalleled acoustics, along with the best Wagner singers of the present and the live Bayreuth Festival Chorus. This can only be found there. At the Bayreuth Festival, everything revolves around the operas of Richard Wagner.

Take a look at the Bayreuth Festival schedule.


This year, a new production of Parsifal under the musical direction of Pablo Heras-Casado is on the program at the Green Hill. The staging is led by MIT professor of music and theater arts, Jay Scheib, introducing "Augmented Reality" to the festival house for the first time. You can experience the performance via BR Klassik's livestream on the traditional premiere day.

Parsifal Piano Reduction Parsifal: Piano Reduction
Parsifal Prelude for Piano Four-Hands Sheet Music Parsifal: Prelude for Piano Four-Hands
Parsifal Compact Opera Guide Parsifal: Compact Opera Guide

Salzburg Festival 2023

The Salzburg Festival will take place from July 20 to August 31 this year. Here you can find links to all the live broadcasts. We present some of the musical highlights along with the corresponding sheet music below.

Sheet music for this year's opera performances in Salzburg (including "The Greek Passion" mentioned below):

Program Highlights of the Salzburg Festival 2023

Sonnengesang — Los Angeles Master Chorale · Gershon

At the Collegiate Church, old and new blend together. The Los Angeles Master Chorale, one of the leading professional choirs in the USA, performs Heinrich Schütz's "Musikalische Exequien" SWV 279–281 and Sofia Gubaidulina's "Sonnengesang" for cello, choir, and percussion. Grant Gershon conducts, with Julia Hagen on cello and Christoph Sietzen or Bogdan Bacanu on percussion.

Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281 Sheet Music

Heinrich Schütz

Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281

Sonnengesang Gubaidulina Sheet Music

Sofia Gubaidulina

Sonnengesang for Solo Cello, Chamber Choir, and Percussion

Wiener Philharmoniker · Nelsons

Under the baton of Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic performs Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, "To the Memory of an Angel," and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G Major featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich and soprano Christiane Karg.

Alban Berg Violin Concerto Sheet Music

Alban Berg

Violin Concerto

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 Sheet Music

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4

The Greek Passion · Martinů

Bohuslav Martinů's opera, premiered in 1961, about the Passion play in a Greek village and the arrival of refugees, is more relevant than ever and will be directed by Simon Stone under the musical direction of Maxime Pascal.

Griechische Passion Sheet Music

Bohuslav Martinů

Griechische Passion

Wiener Philharmoniker · Hrůša

At the end of the festival season, the Vienna Philharmonic, with star pianist Igor Levit under the baton of Jakub Hrůša, will perform two special works by Brahms and Dvořák.

Konzert B-Dur Nr. 2 op. 83 Sheet Music

Johannes Brahms

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 2 B-Dur op. 83

Symphonie Nr. 8 G-Dur op. 88 Sheet Music

Antonín Dvořák

Symphonie Nr. 8 G-Dur op. 88 — "Englische"

Eine glückhafte Symbiose

Clemens Hellsberg

Eine glückhafte Symbiose: Die Wiener Philharmoniker und die Salzburger Festspiele

Glyndebourne 2023

The festival in Glyndebourne is one of the most renowned classical summer festivals, including elegant picnics in the park. From the comfort of your home, you can also experience some productions through streaming.

Verbier Festival 2023

The Verbier Festival, founded in 1994 and therefore still very young, in the Swiss town of Verbier is dedicated to supporting young talent: following the workshop concept, internationally renowned artists come together with emerging musicians.

VFO / Mehta / Wang

At Verbier, pianist Yuya Wang will perform Rachmaninoff's music under the musical direction of Zubin Mehta with the Verbier Festival Orchestra. In addition, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique will be performed! Follow the concert via livestream.

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Minor Op. 30 Sheet Music

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 Sheet Music

Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique Op. 14

VFO / Verdi Requiem

Under the direction of Daniele Gatti, with stars such as Lise Davidsen, Yulia Matochkina, Freddie De Tommaso, and Bryn Terfel, accompanied by the Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Verdi's Requiem in Verbier could become one of the musical highlights of this festival summer!

Verdi Requiem Sheet Music

Giuseppe Verdi

Messa da Requiem

Verdi Requiem Chamber Orchestra Sheet Music

Arrangement for Chamber Orchestra

Lucerne Festival 2023

The Lucerne Festival has been taking place since 1938, previously known as the International Music Festival Weeks Lucerne until 2000, and it attracts high-profile artists from around the world.

Atenea Quartet

The Atenea Quartet, founded in Barcelona just three years ago, has already made a name for themselves at several festivals.

4 Fantasies Purcell Sheet Music

Henry Purcell

4 Fantasies

D 810 Death and the Maiden Sheet Music

Franz Schubert

D 810 "Death and the Maiden"

Mutter's Virtuosi

Anne-Sophie Mutter's ensemble "Mutter's Virtuosi" presents a special program ranging from Baroque to André Previn on the occasion of her milestone birthday. The ensemble will also perform the same program on August 24 at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival.

Concerto for Three Violins, Strings, and Basso continuo in F major RV 551 Sheet Music

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Three Violins, Strings, and Basso continuo in F major RV 551

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043 Sheet Music

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043

Bregenzer Festspiele 2023

The Bregenz Festival has been enchanting audiences since 1946, or from 1950 with its impressive lake stage (see header photo © Bregenzer Festspiele / Anja Köhler), accommodating up to 7,000 spectators per performance. In case of bad weather, the festival can move to the connected Festspielhaus.

Madama Butterfly

At the Bregenz Festival, the atmospheric lake stage will feature the Puccini opera Madama Butterfly, among other productions.

Madama Butterfly - Full Score Madama Butterfly: Full Score
Madama Butterfly - Libretto Madama Butterfly: Libretto
Un Bel Di Vedremo Sheet Music "Un Bel Di Vedremo"

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival 2023

The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival offers a phenomenal selection of concerts in 2023 featuring artists such as Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich, Janine Jansen, Grigory Sokolov, Avi Avital, Sol Gabetta, Jan Lisiecki, Ivo Pogorelich, Benjamin Appl, Steven Isserlis, Sabine Meyer, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Albrecht Mayer, Christian Tetzlaff, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and ensembles like VOCES8, The King’s Singers, the SIGNUM saxophone quartet, and ensemble reflektor.

Daniel Hope is the featured artist of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival 2023. On the occasion of his 50th birthday, the world-renowned violinist and passionate music communicator will present a diverse program consisting of 50 events, ranging from chamber music to family concerts and literary-musical evenings.

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Experience the beautifully crafted opening concert, "Elias" by Mendelssohn, in the 3sat Mediathek.

Mendelssohn's Elias Sheet Music



100° Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2023

There is hardly a more exciting place to enjoy Italian opera! The approximately 2,000-year-old amphitheater in the city of Verona offers excellent acoustics, and since Verdi's "Aida" was performed there for his 100th birthday in 1913, regular opera festivals have taken place.

Arena di Verona

The 100th edition of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival will showcase the greatest Italian operas by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, and Bizet!

Sheet music for the works performed in 2023:

Aida Nabucco La Traviata Il barbiere di Siviglia Rigoletto Carmen

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