Ossiach – Villach, July 10 to August 20, 2011
On the shores of Lake Ossiach in the midst of the romantic mountain scenery of Carinthia, lies the splendid Ossiach Abbey. This is where each year in July and August, the Carinthian Summer Music Festival presents world famous artists, renowned international ensembles and orchestras. The festival is now ranking among the most important in Austria and both, artists and audiences, feel a special atmosphere due to its many extraordinary venues like the Ossiach Abbey and the mountain church in Tiffen near Feldkirchen, or others like the ‘Stone House’ of architect Günther Domenig in Steindorf, Villach’s Congress Centre, the gothic church St. Martin/Feldkirchen and the Glanegg Castle.
The Festival’s hallmark, church opera, has over the years contributed to the Festival’s image, as have events for and with children and summer courses.