In 2001, an open-air opera was performed for the first time in the incomparable atmosphere of Haldenstein Castle. The initiative came from Marcus Bosch, the artistic director, who has meanwhile made a name for himself on the international stage.
Mozart operas under the starry sky – and in a fabulously beautiful, calm forest clearing at 1,750 meters above sea level to boot.
In August of 2003, Mozart’s opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio” was performed in Hallwyl Castle as one of Canton Aargau’s ten cantonal jubilee projects.
Since 1985 Werdenberg has been transforming itself regularly into Europe’s smallest festival city. The courtyard of Werdenberg Castle offers a uniquely intimate atmosphere for musical theater.