The festival season has begun! The Wiener Festwochen have already kicked off the cultural entertainment that we can indulge in throughout the summer, throughout Austria. We have chosen the perfect looks for the most important highlights of the season.
- Wiener Festwochen: Transforming Vienna into an international theatre metropolis for 5 whole weeks, bringing exciting ensembles and enactments to Vienna from around the world. Our choice is Solaris, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem and adapted for the stage by the Kiev-born director Andriy Zholdak. His tumultuous rendition celebrates the irrational. Just like Miuccia Prada’s experimental mix of colours, shapes and materials.
- Jazz Fest Wien: Cyndi Lauper is the quintessential wild woman. Of late, the pop icon has turned her hand to the blues. And even this genre provides a fitting stage for cocky net outfits, platform soles and smudged mascara – as she will prove at the Vienna State Opera on 3rd July.
- Salzburg Festival: Is the stomping ground for the who’s who of art, business and politics, making it the ideal place to give that new long gown of yours an airing. That floor-length number with an urban twist from Bottega Veneta, for example. Other than for anything sung by Ms Netrebko, it’s also worth travelling to the Salzach River for Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae), for example, as staged by Latvian star director Alvis Hermanis, with Franz Welser-Möst conducting.
- Festspiele Reichenau: A spot of retro doesn’t do any harm. And in Reichenau they still welcome goodt old-fashioned summer visitors with open arms. Hiking, promenading and enjoying the cultural offerings are the order of the day here. Even in a hot theatre, Veronica Etro’s floaty dresses will keep perspiration at bay so that you can enjoy Doderer’s Die Dämonen (The Demons) in peace.
- Frequency Festival: Since it moved from the Salzburgring to St. Pölten, some people claim the weather has improved, too. Nevertheless, wearing a combination of wellies and glittery glad rags – as seen as Saint Laurent – has never gone amiss at this three-day line-up. Skunk Anansie, Skero and Fat Freddy’s Drop will be a delight for hearts, legs and ears.