Salzburg Easter cuts prices for under-27s

Salzburg Easter cuts prices for under-27s


norman lebrecht

November 04, 2022

The festival has announced a reduced price scheme to attract younger audiences.

That includes Tannhäuser tickets with Jonas Kaufmann.

They will cost *only* 35 Euros.

Plus travel, accommodation, meals and other Salzburg rip-offs.



  • Alan says:

    What? What is your problem with Salzburg? There are nice and cheap plates to stay. Nice and cheap places to eat and in summer anyway your concert ticket can be used to access public transport.

    Again. What is your problem with Salzburg. On a day when the Brits are destroying arts funding you’re complaining about a festival subsidising tickets for young people.

    Go figure.

  • Player says:

    You surely mean for the Under 72s?

  • sonicsinfonia says:

    A £30/€35 opera ticket for a top cast and production is a very valuable and welcome concession. It costs no more to visit, stay or eat in Salzburg than anywhere else in most of Europe, just a bit of planning, but given how far ahead you book tickets, that’s not normally an issue. Now if I can just pass for 27 again!

  • M McGrath says:

    Ooooh. Someone’s in a bad mood?

    Cut-price tickets for young people is a nice idea. Overdue for the extremely ambitious and expensive Easter Festival, perhaps, but spot on.

    As for being ripped off in Salzburg. Is this just provocation to get chat going? Or: Perhaps you don’t know the town and area well enough to NOT get “ripped off.”

    You may be frustrated by the festival retaining Domingo and the Siberian Greek, but try not to throw the baby out with the bath water.

  • Tony Sanderson says:

    Should make it cheaper for some of the the Extinction Rebellion protesters to gain admittance.

  • Dietmar says:

    Not even a price cut can elicit a positive comment from Leberecht! I wonder sometimes why I read his dribble-gossip!

  • SA says:

    While I’ve never been to the Easter festival, I can definitely say I really benefitted from the similar Salzburg Festival deal for U27’s when I was traveling through Austria several times in my early 20’s. Getting 90 percent off tickets made it entirely possible for me to see amazing operas, recitals, and plays that I would never have been able to afford. Last time I was there about five years ago, I was able to stay in a nice, clean Pension for around 45 eur per night, something I was happy to do to have the opportunity to go to a very special festival that the subsidy enabled me to afford attending. If this means some young people now have the opportunity to attend some great performances, I don’t see what the problem is.