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Wiener Symphoniker founds new Spring festival in Trieste


The Wiener Symphoniker and Chief Conductor Designate Petr Popelka have announced a new three-day Spring festival to replace their annual televised concert. Taking place in Trieste between 11-13 April 2025, ‘Primavera da Vienna’ will revitalise the cultural exchange between Italy and Austria. The celebrated orchestra has long had a history with the region, having played nine concerts in Trieste since 1902.

The newly-founded festival will involve three concerts, all conducted by Popelka. With programmes of operatic and orchestral favourites, including music by Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Mahler, Strauss, Puccini and Tchaikovsky, the orchestra will be joined by a starry roster of soloists.