Thursday, October 30, 2008

Photo Scapbook: Salzburg, Part II

The Mozart 3-course candlelight dinner/concert at the Baroque Hall St. Peter featured arias and duettos from "The Magic Flute," "Don Giovanni" and "Figaro." In the church of St.Peter monastery, Mozart's c-minor-mass (KV 427) was presented for the first time in 1789. His wife Constance sang one of the soprano solo parts, and the Mozart family used to dine at St. Peter's restaurant. Doug and I thoroughly enjoyed Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute," performed in the world- famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre. Today's marionettes are nearly 2' tall; in the lobby a number of displays feature earlier figures, which are about 12" tall. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers who stage some 160 performances annually at home and from 60-100 on world-wide tours.

Several participants in our Imperial Cities' tour also took an optional trip to the Eagle's Nest, located at 6,148' on top of Mt. Kehlstein. Despite an early morning dusting of snow, Doug decided to walk the path to the summit above the mountain-top hideaway built for Hitler's 50th birthday. On the trip back to Salzburg, we had lunch at the Golden Bear in Berchtesgaden.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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