Record: Festival breaks its record of 700,000 visitors
Rathausplatz visited by the world-famous Angela Gheorghiu and Director of the Vienna State Opera Dominique Meyer
The Film Festival’s grand finale and last day of showings on September 1 was attended by opera singer Angela Gheorghiu and Director of the Vienna State Opera Dominique Meyer, who experienced Puccini’s outstanding opera Tosca, marking a successful close to the season at the Rathausplatz. Since June 29, more than 700,000 visitors from Austria and all over the world have enjoyed the unique atmosphere of the open-air cinema between the Rathaus and the Ringstraße. The new record shows that the festival’s mix of freely accessible high culture with selected top-class productions and top-notch cuisine is a clear recipe for success. Along with Angela Gheorghiu and Plácido Domingo, stars such as Barbara Frittoli, Renate Holm, Ioan Holender, Christian von Weber, Robert Meyer and the Vienna Boys Choir have attended the Film Festival at the Rathausplatz in person in recent years.