Calendar of Australian Events
Performance: Australians at Linz Street Performance Festival
18-20 July 2019, Linz, Austria
Afternoon until 11 pm, with show times for individual acts updated daily once the festival starts.
The Linz Street Performance Festival is one of the most prominent gatherings of its kind in Europe, bringing 200,000 visitors to the city each year to experience acrobatic, vaudeville, and pantomime acts to name just a few. The festival is committed to expanding public knowledge of international street performance art. This year, a number of Australian performance artists will be participating at the Festival:
BelloAbril will be presenting their miniature theatre performance The Pilgrim at this year’s festival. BelloApril is known for their immersive and interactive performances that challenge the audience’s perceptions of performance.
David Splatt is a puppeteer and mime whose shows combine circus stunts and vaudeville with humorous insights into the absurdities of day to day life.
Laura Stam with Kinetic Theatre will be premiering their new sketch comedy Perky and Fiddle at this year’s festival. The sketch is based around the adventures of two sentient garden gnomes.
Sara Twister is a skilled contortionist and acrobat. She will be performing her acrobatic-archery show Ready. Aim. Fire. at this year’s festival.
Chris Blaze is known professionally as ‘The Fire Ninja’. He often combines fire tricks and acrobatics in his high energy shows.
Entry is free with seating tickets available on the day of each event.
City centre of Linz
4020 Linz, Austria
Opera: Simon Stone Directing Médée at Salzburg Festival
30 July – 19 August 2019, Salzburg, Austria
Acclaimed Australian theatre and opera director Simon Stone will direct Médée by Luigi Cherubini (libretto by François-Benoît Hoffman based on the tragedies Medea by Euripides and Médée by Pierre Corneille) at this year’s Salzburg Festival, Austria’s most prestigious opera and theatre festival. A new production, Médée will be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under Thomas Hengelbrock. Simon Stone is originally from Melbourne, and is known for his innovative re-interpretations of classic plays.
30 July at 6:00 pm
4 August at 7:00 pm
7 August at 6:30 pm
10 August at 8:00 pm
16 & 19 August at 7:00 pm
Music: Nicki Parrott
3 August 2019, 7:30 pm, Halbturn, Austria
Australian jazz singer and double bass player Nicki Parrott will be performing a range of jazz standards at castle Schloß Halbturn accompanied by Martin Breinschmid & Band. Nicki performed for many years with legendary guitarist Les Paul, and is one of Australia’s most innovative talents in contemporary jazz.
Opera: David Hansen Performing in La Merope
7, 9, 11 August 2019, 6:00 pm, Innsbruck, Austria
Australian countertenor David Hansen will be featured in a production of Riccardo Broschi’s baroque classic La Merope at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music this summer. Hanson will play Merope’s son Epitide, who was played in the opera’s 1734 premiere by the iconic soprano castrato Farinelli. The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music is one of the most distinguished early music festivals worldwide.
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Music: Australians at the Sziget Festival
7-13 August 2019, Budapest
Founded in 1993, Sziget Festival is one of the largest multi-cultural and multi-genre music and arts festivals in Europe. The festival hosts music lovers and performers from around the world. As in previous years, a number of Australian musicians are also to to be found in the line-up.
Parcels is an electro-pop band founded by five high school friends from Byron Bay. They have collaborated with Daft Punk and appeared on BBC1 Radio as well as the late night show Conan.
Performance details: 10:00 pm, Sunday 11 August 2019 – Mastercard Stage by A38.
Gang of Youths are an indie rock group based in Sydney best known for their 2017 Aria award winning album Go Farther into Lightness.
Performance details: 06:30 pm Friday 9 August 2019 – Mastercard Stage by A38.
Xavier Rudd is a singer-songwriter and activist whose work often touches on themes of environmentalism and Indigenous peoples’ rights.
Performance details: 10:00 pm, Friday 9 August 2019 – Mastercard Stage by A38.
Sonny Fodera is a DJ from Canberra who specialises in both house and dance music.
Performance details: 3:00 am, Friday 9 August 2019 – Mastercard Stage by A38 (daily ticket for 8 August needed)
Ocean Alley is a Sydney based reggae fusion band who are also inspired by rock and roll.
Performance details: 5:00 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019 – Mastercard Stage by A38.
Stella Donnelly is a singer-songwriter whose early interest in jazz and contemporary independent music led her to become one of the most promising young musicians in Australia. She recently performed at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Performance details: 4:00pm, Tuesday 13 August 2019 – Petrofi Radio & Telekom Volt Festival Stage.
Angie McMahon is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne who is known for her bold vocals. Early on in her career she opened for Bon Jovi during their Australian tour.
Performance details: 7:45 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019 - Petrofi Radio & Telekom Volt Festival Stage.
Opera: Barrie Kosky Directing Orphée aux enfers at Salzburg Festival
14-30 August 2019, Salzburg, Austria
Renowned Australian opera director Barrie Kosky will direct a production of Jacques Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers at this year’s Salzburg Festival, Austria’s most prestigious opera and theatre festival. Co-produced with the Komische Oper Berlin and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Orphée aux enfers will be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Enrique Mazzola. Barrie Kosky is currently Opera Director at the Komische Oper Berlin, and has directed productions at many esteemed opera houses and festivals throughout the world, including as former co-director of the Vienna-based Schauspielhaus.
14, 17, 21 August at 3:00 pm
23 August at 7:30 pm
26, 30 August at 7:00 pm
Art: Star Dancer
Ongoing until 13 September 2019, Linz, Austria
Finissage on 11 September 2019
Star Dancer is the name of the upcoming exhibition featuring Australian artist Sally Duncan. Focusing on sculptures from bronze, clay and marble, the collection is heavily influenced by Sally Duncan’s travels throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific and will focus on her graphic and creative documentation from these regions. Sally Duncan has an arts degree and is also a graduate from the London School of Speech and Drama. Sally has showcased her work throughout Austria, Germany, Australia and Italy. In addition to various sculptures, the exhibition will also feature graphics, paintings and glass objects. Free entrance. The exhibition's finissage will take place on 11 September, which will feature Heinz Zinke speaking about Duncan’s exhibition.
4040 Linz, Austria