Enchanting voices amidst an impressive natural stage

The regular audience of "Classic under Stars" has long appreciated the special charm and flair of the event: the almost mystical surroundings of the Göttweig Abbey, high above the Danube, form the backdrop for the wonderfully lit open-air stage. In addition a programme with a mix from classical opera arias and well-known international songs, which has much  to offer both for expert opera fans, as well as for beginners.

For Elīna Garanča, this concert night is something very special year after year: the interplay between the spiritual location, the enthusiastic audience and wonderful music makes the evening an unforgettable experience for both artists and spectators.

For many years, Elīna Garanča and Karel Mark Chichon have been making common appearances with young, up-and-coming opera talents in their classical open-air concerts. It was not unusual for these performances to be followed by the start of an international career.