Date: May 18 to June 18, 2017
With more than 30 years of history since its first inception in 1978, the event has now established itself as a distinctive cultural institution in Dresden. Seated on the River Elbe, it is an annual two-week musical gala featuring world acclaimed concerts taking place in Dresden’s historical architectures. From classical, early period, contemporary, world music, jazz and dance, each edition is themed upon a particular genre. World stars such as Marilyn Horne, René Kollo, Barbara Hendricks, Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta and many more have all previously left their footprints on the festival stage.