Vienna, AT

© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

ROM - Redesign of the Roman Quarry disposed Opera Festivals

A show in the Roman quarry doubtless is a unique experience for
every visitor, whether it is the classical-music lover enjoying a performance
of the opera festival or a local watching the annual passion
play with his friends as amateur actors.
The playing and singing under the open sky on a gentle summer
night, far away from the noise of the street is an experience that even the average visitor who is not too much into opera and passion plays will find overwhelming.
Until now, though, it has only been the stage itself that has benefited from the ambience of the location, unique in Austria, whereas the path used by visitors to get from the parking lot to their seats
in the auditorium and back always was an unatmospheric, merely functional accessway.
The basic idea of the design is to extend the ambience of the magnificent rock-face scenery to all parts of the theatrical arena so as to make it a more palpable and visual enveloping experience.

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Status: Built
Location: St. Margarethen (AT)