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Cultural Landscape in Vorarlberg

Unexpected encounters with art in the mountains. Grand opera against a stunning natural backdrop on the lakeside stage. High-carat music performances with views of alpine pastures: Vorarlberg is a playground for cultural events at special sites.

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Bregenz Festival - André Chénier 82011/2012)

Bregenz Festival
The festival performances on the floating stage do not only stun their audience because of the spectacular stage set and wonderful music. A unique, ever-so-special atmosphere is created every night by Lake Constance and the changing weather.

The Bregenz Festival is scheduled from 17 July to 18 August 2013. The absolute highlights of next year’s festival are "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang A. Mozart on the lakeside stage and "The Merchant of Venice" at the Festival House. The Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vorarlberg Symphonie Orchestra will play orchestra concerts. KAZ (Kunst aus der Zeit) is a series of modern art devoted to contemporary music.

The Magic Flute was last seen on the Bregenz Seebühne in 1985 and 1986. It will be directed by the festival’s artistic director David Pountney with sets designed by Johan Engels. This duo attracted international attention in 2010 with their staging of the opera The Passenger at the Bregenz Festspielhaus.
Premiere: 17 July 2013 – 9.15 p.m 

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Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal
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Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB)

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Hohenems
Next year‘s Schubertiade, the world’s premier Schubert festival, will be staged from 14 to 23 June and 27 August to 8 September, 2013, in the picture-book village of Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald. In the Angelika-Kauffmann hall, with lovely panoramic views into the surrounding nature, star-studded artists will perform chamber music, lieder evenings, piano recitals, readings and hold master courses.

From 26 April -2 May, 12 to 14 July, on 22 September and from 2 to 8 October 2013, the festival moves to Hohenems, to the historic Markus-Sittikus-Saal.

Kunsthaus Bregenz
Designed by the renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) is one of Europe’s leading museums of contemporary art. The programme features varying exhibitions, and the museum frequently accommodates solo exhibitions devoted to one single artist.

From 26 October to 20 January 2013, the Austrian artist Florian Pumhösl will present "Spatial Sequence", a new series of installations created specifically for this exhibition. 
Regular exhibitions are also staged in the KUB-Arena on the museum’s ground floor, which equally hosts performances and debates.

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