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Film Festival at Wiener Rathausplatz 2012

Summer ends in Vienna together with the biggest open air music film festival in the world… From 30 June – 2 September, a total of 47 productions were featured during the 65 festival evenings in front of Vienna’s City Hall for an audience of 625.000 people – a fine selection of music films, including classical, jazz, ballet and world music highlights.

For the first time one day of the “classical” week was dedicated to popular music gems. Thus we had it all: Anastacia and Tosca, Carmen and Katie Melua, Bryn Terfel and Elvis Presley, Andrea Bocelli and Benvenuto Cellini, Nutcracker and Scheherazade … There was opera as well as The Phantom of the Opera, Baroque celebrations as well as Pavarotti and friends!
Furthermore, in the framework of 50th anniversary of Vienna’s reknown film festival Viennale, we showed milestones of concert-film-making from D.A. Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop and Elvis Presley: ’68 Comeback Special to Martin Scorseses Shine A Light.

Once again, a splendorous celebration of tradition and the contemporary, the Film Festival turned the Wiener Rathausplatz into the vibrant heart of a city ofmusic...