The Vienna Festival of Musical Films starts in Yekaterinburg, organized by the Honorary Consulate of Austria in Yekaterinburg (Honorary Consul of Austria in Yekaterinburg - General Director of UMMC Andrei Kozitsyn). This year, due to the current epidemiological situation, the festival will be held at a later date - from July 29 to August 12.
The organizers are pleased with the opportunity to give the townspeople a holiday and have worked out a scheme of necessary restrictive measures to ensure the safety of visitors to the event. taking into account all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor, as well as the recommendations of the Austrian office of the copyright holders of the Vienna Festival. The Vienna Festival is now successfully taking place in Vienna, where the same measures have been introduced that will be applied in Yekaterinburg.
The Vienna Film Festival, which has been pleasing the residents of Yekaterinburg since 2010, will traditionally be held in the format of daily screenings of videos of operas and concerts broadcast in the open air on a screen on the square in front of the main building of the Ural Federal University (Mira str. 19). There will be 750 fixed seats for spectators. Admission to the site is possible by prior registration.
Today, on the opening day, a recording of the opera Rigoletto, made in 2019 in the Austrian city of Bregenz, will be shown at the festival, the stage of which is on the water. The performances on Lake Constance already look unusual in themselves. Spectacularity of the new production of the eternal masterpiece of Giuseppe Verdi is added by its main decoration - a huge jester's head 14 meters high and weighing 35 tons.