Salzburg has been the glamorous backdrop to the world’s most famous music festival since 1920. This year it celebrates the 260th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birth. This promises to offer even more than ever before. Therefore it is hardly surprising that celebrities and nobility from all over the world are pleased to accept Eva Maria O’Neill’s invitation to a legendary Amadeus Weekend. The invitation combines enjoyment of the arts and joie de vivre in a unique manner.
In 2003, Donald Kahn, the nephew of Walter Annenberg and a music lover who adored Salzburg, and Eva Maria O’Neill, who has been attending the festival since her youth, created an exclusive weekend within the festival. The very first weekend was attended by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, as a guest of honor.
The Amadeus Weekend has evolved into a much coveted annual event where music lovers can indulge in their favorite pastime while partaking in the beauty and the splendors of Salzburg.
A multifaceted social program at the most appealing locations in Mozart’s hometown will complement the festival’s performances. One of the highlights is a gala dinner on the terrace of the new “House for Mozart” theater after a concert by the Vienna Philharmonics Orchesra. After watching the opera Die Liebe der Danae, Eva Maria O’Neill and gallery owner Thaddaeus Ropac invite the party to a reception at Ropac’s villa, Emslieb, where Mozart, as a young boy, gave his first concerts.
Finally, an evening with Anna Netrebko and her newlywed husband, Yusif Eyvasof, as well as an invitation to the famous Salzburg Residenz, a palace located in the center of the old part of Salzburg will complete three unforgettable days in Salzburg.