Marcelo opens music festival in Salzburg

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is the guest of honor at the official opening of the Salzburg Music Festival on Friday during a visit during the Austrian presidency of the European Union.

The Portuguese head of state arrives in Salzburg on Thursday for an official visit, at the invitation of Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen, with a program concentrated on Friday, when he participates in the opening act of the music festival, has work meetings and attends Mozart’s opera “A Flauta Mágica”.

The meeting with the Austrian counterpart – a leftist president in a country governed by a coalition between conservatives and the far right – is preceded by a “brief meeting with the permanent representatives of the European Union in Brussels”, at a time when Austria the rotating presidency of the European Council.

More than 300 kilometers away from the Austrian capital, Vienna, the city of Salzburg hosts the 98th edition of the music festival, which will feature the voice of the Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans in the cast of “The Coronation of Pompeii”, Monteverdi , on 12 August.

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