Two open air festivals in Burgenland

Scene from Anatevka

Are you interested in events and festivals in Burgenland?Summer is festival time in the Burgenland. We were able to experience this ourselves in August on our Kultour Journey through the Burgenland, which brought us closer to the borders of the country.


The Marriage of Figaro in Tabor Castle in Burgenland
The Marriage of Figaro in Tabor Castle at the festival in Burgenland

Events and festivals in Burgenland at Tabor Castle

Our journey began in Neuhaus am Klausenbach. There is Castle Tabor. Mercenary leader Ulrich Pessnitzer from Styria built this in 1469. Since 1607 it has belonged to the Batthyány noble family from Hungary. It was restored in 2002 and 2003. Today it serves as a backdrop for opera performances at the Jennersdorf Summer Festival. One of the festivals in Burgenland.


Scene from the second act
Scene from the second act at the festival in Burgenland at Tabor Castle

There are opera or operetta performances

We had the pleasure of watching the premiere of "The Marriage of Figaro" at Tabor Castle at the festival in Burgenland. An opera buffa in which Wolfgang Amadeus sends his protagonists through a tangle of love affairs.

The bass-baritone Derrick Ballard as Figaro and the baritone Mathias Hausmann as Count Almaviva were outstanding. Director Dietmar Kerschbaum brought an international ensemble of singers to Tabor Castle. They excelled in their roles. Among them were Renate Pitscheider as Susanna, Anna Schoeck as Countess Almaviva, Elisabeth Pratscher as Barbarina and Regina Schörg as Marcellina. Countertenor Thomas Lichtenecker impressed us as Cherubino. With singers like these, J:Opera Jennersdorf has been able to bring world-class singers to the Schlossbühne in Schloss Tabor for 10 years now. Among them are singers who also sing at the Salzburg Festival, at La Scala in Milan and even at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.


Applause after the performance
Applause after the performance at the festival in Burgenland at Tabor Castle



Information on events and festivals in Burgenland can be found here:
Cultural Association Tabor Castle
Tabor Road 3
8385 Neuhaus am Klausenbach
Mobile: + 43 (0) 664 / 253 33 59

You can find information at Tabor Castle.


Anatevka on the floating stage Mörbisch in Burgenland
Anatevka on the Mörbisch lake stage at the festival in Burgenland


Lake Festival in Mörbisch on Lake Neusiedl

The backdrop at the festival in Burgenland on the lake stage in Mörbisch is impressive. Behind the backdrop there are also views of Lake Neusiedl and the towns on its banks. We were able to experience the production of the musical “Anatevka” by Jerry Bock in this setting. Her stage design showcased life in a village in Russia.


Scene from Anatevka - Operetta Festival in Burgenland
Scene from Anatevka at the festival in Burgenland in Mörbisch

Festivals in Burgenland on the Mörbisch lake stage

We visit Anatevka at the festival in Burgenland on Lake Neusiedl. The story of the milkman Tevye and his family is brought to life very sensitively in this performance. His three daughters choose partners as husbands who do not correspond to what Tevye and his wife Golde hope for their children. None of them meet the demands that Jewish tradition places on them. This shakes Tevye's world upside down. In the end, however, love for his children wins. He finally releases her into her life with his blessing. Even if it's not what he expected for her.


Milkman Tevje at the Operetta Festival in Burgenland
Milkman Tevje – Festival in Burgenland


The events in Tevye's family are embedded in the obliteration of the shtetl world by the Shoah. At the same time, the migration of Jews to Israel or America plays a role. The tragedy of the Jews gives the musical its character. Tevye's conflict between love and tradition reinforces this. It is only at the end of the musical that the departure to America and the fireworks finally bring a glimmer of hope into play.

A festival in Burgenland is definitely an event that will be remembered.



Information :
Association of the Seefestspiele Mörbisch
Joseph Haydn Alley 40 / 1
A-7000 Eisenstadt
Phone: + 43 (0) 2682 / 66210 - 0
Fax: + 43 (0) 2682 / 66210 - 14


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Two open air festivals in Burgenland

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.