Salzburg Festival Notes

This year's Salzburg Festival, which runs from July 23 until August 31, features the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the ORF Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the SWF Symphony Orchestra. Conductors include Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti, Ricardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Claudio Abbado, Yehudi Menuhin, Mariss Jansons and James Levine. Among the soloists will be Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Hermann Prey and Samuel Ramey. Some of the opera's to be performed are Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte and The Magic Flute, Verdi's Falstaff, Salome by Richard Strauss and L'Orfeo by Ren Jacobs.

Tickets are difficult to obtain at this late date but you can try. Call 662/844501 or fax 662/846682.

New Innsbruck City Map

The city of Innsbruck has published a new visitors map and an English version is available. In addition to the street map, the town's key sights, including color photos and a brief description of each, are presented with a cross reference to their location on the map. On the reverse side of the map is such practical information as the location of pharmacies, medical assistance, bike rental, money exchange, tourist information centers, post offices, airline offices and so on. The maps are available free of charge from the Austrian National Tourist Office, 11601 Wilshire Blvd., #2480, Los Angeles CA 90025, phone 310/477-3332, fax 310/477-5141.

Picasso in Munich

Fifty paintings, 60 drawings and nine sculptures of Pablo Picasso on loan from various museums and private collections are on display until June 6 at Munich's Art Gallery of the Hypo Cultural Foundation. The exhibition is dedicated to the last half of Picasso's life. The Gallery is located at Theatinerstrasse 15, telephone 089/224412.

Inexpensive Mosel Stay

Piesport, a very old wine village on the Mosel, offers stays of one week that include seven nights accommodations, half-board, an excursion to Rüdesheim and a good-bye gift of a bottle of Piesporter Goldtröpfchen for from 267 DM ($161) per person. Information: Verkehrsbro, St.-Martiin-Strasse 27, D-5555, Piesport, phone 06507/2027.

Private Tour of Frankfurt

For those with plenty of time to kill at the Frankfurt Airport how about a two-and-a-half hour drive around the city with your own personal tour guide? For 140 DM ($89) up to four persons can hire a taxi with an English-speaking driver from the city's Taxi Central. Contact Taxi-Union, Gutleutstrasse 98, D-6000, Frankfurt, telephone 069/252830, fax 069/231928.

More Vienna Air Service

Vienna is becoming more accessible by air from the U. S. For those who want to fly directly to the city here is a summary of the available service.

Austrian Airlines: Daily non-stops from New York beginning April 4. Five one-stop flights weekly from Chicago via Copenhagen.

Delta Airlines: Non-stops on Tuesday and Thursday from New York and a one-stop on Saturday.

TWA: One-stop flights from New York daily except Sunday.

Lauda Air: One-stop service from Miami on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. One-stop service via Munich from Los Angeles on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. (All in conjunction with Lufthansa.)

April 1993