Riccardo Chailly Conductor
David Zinman Conductor
Elsa Dreisig Soprano
Merano Music Festival
südtirol classic festival
The Merano Music Festival is held annually in the idyllic city of Merano and environs, representing an unrivalled musical highlight in South Tyrol. The stage for these performances is the tranquil spa town Merano/Meran on Passiria/Passer River. Already Empress Sisi loved Merano’s mild climate, healing spa and inspiring vistas ranging from palms to mountains. Today this city of gardens and thermal baths has established itself as a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.
Merano and music are closely connected and this has been so since the Middle Ages. Once upon a time, the city was the holiday home for musical leaders such as Clara Schumann, Cosima Wagner, Richard Strauss, Franz Lehàr, Max Reger or Arnold Schönberg. Today, the Merano Music Weeks offers a highlight for music enthusiasts and really everyone who is looking for a sound experience for all senses in South Tyrol.
The performances bring the city to life for a celebration of music in its many forms. Top musicians, orchestras, conductors and soloists from across the world come together to interpret works by the greatest composers of all times. This way Merano Festival continues writing history of music ever since its beginnings in 1986. Today the Merano Music Weeks inspire about 12,000 visitors each year transporting them into a world of sounds between Alps and palms.
on the red carpet
The settings for the concerts are as multi-faceted as the performances. Relish in a flair of elegance and history while walking over the red carpet of the Kurhaus and enjoy the concerts of Merano Classic Festival.
old yet new
Let the chamber music with its magical sounds transport you. The shows are performed by leading musicians and make of barocco a contemporary musical experience which takes you on a lively journey into the past.
colours of music
music knows no borders
The Merano Theatre invites for a musical trip around the globe with its wide range of performing artists and musical styles from all over the world. During the Merano Festival the art nouveau theatre building is the birth place for sounds of jazz, folk, tango or rock 'n' roll. Another highlight are the night concerts staging legends from the field of contemporary cross-over music.
chamber music at Pavillon des Fleurs
On Saturday morning the Merano Music Festival offers musical entertainment of a special kind: its sophisticated matinée concerts in the Pavillon des Fleurs. Start your weekend accordingly with a session of inspiring chamber music in the heart of the South Tyrolean spa town Merano/Meran.
the magic of vocal music
If you long to experience the South Tyrolean Classic Festival in the festive atmosphere of castles and churches in Merano and environs, then you are well-advised to visit the a-cappella concerts in Tirol Castle, Schenna Castle or the Parish Church of Lana.
The Merano Music Weeks also include soirees which are held in the concert hall of Tirol Castle. This concert hall is praised for its unique acoustic sound, created by the hall’s extraordinary architecture: a freely hanging wooden structure. Is there a better way to end the day than with one of these musical events in South Tyrol?
Let these musical events in the South Tyrolean spa town and surroundings transport you and experience this mid-summer feast for all senses; here musical history is reinterpreted, celebrated and written.