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Template:One source Felsenreitschule (literally "rock riding school") is a theatre in Austria and the site of the Salzburg Festival.

It was built in 1693 under Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun, designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in the place of the conglomerate - the quarry for the new Salzburg Cathedral built. It was used as the archbishop's summer riding school and animal hunts. The audience took place in the 96 arcade space that is created above the other three floors. Since 1926 the Summer Riding School for outdoor performances of plays in which was Salzburger Festspiele used. The former audience arcades since then serve as a natural stage setting. The first production was Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, directed by Max Reinhardt. 1933, the Clemens Holzmeister for Max Reinhardt here the "fist city", a multiple stage for Reinhardt's legendary production of Goethe's "Faust". Herbert von Karajan turned the Felsenreitschule 1948 for the first time in an opera stage for performances by Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. 1949 was followed by the premiere of Carl Orff's setting of the ancient tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, translated into German by Friedrich Hölderlin, conducted by Ferenc Fricsay . In the years 1968-1970 the Rock Riding School was remodeled according to plans by Clemens Holzmeister and Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio under the baton of Karl Böhm inaugurated. The stage was given a width of Template:Convert beneath the stage of Template:Convert. Was also renewed the cantilevered grandstand with the underlying scene dock. A light-tight, rain tarp with a retractable safety net rain to dampen the noise protect the stage. This roof can be opened.

The theater holds 1412 seats and 25 standing passengers. Between the summers of 2010 and 2011 festival, the roof was renewed: The new design added Template:Convert of floor space for equipment and rehearsal rooms. The new pitch roof consists of three mobile segment surfaces and is on five telescopic arms within six minutes of extended and retracted. Suspension points on telescopic supports for stage equipment (hoists), improved sound and heat insulation, and two lighting bridges optimize the action on stage. The Felsenreitschule shares its foyer with the Small Festival Hall ("House for Mozart").



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