After the Second World War Austrian theatre soon reclimbed international levels. The Wiener Burgtheater ranks among the foremost stages in Europe. The Vienna State Opera is regarded as one of the best operas in the world, as is the Wiener Volksoper.
The traditional Theater an der Wien has been the house for musicals since 1965 and also serves as site for performances during the annual Vienna Festival.
Countless festivals are held around the country, including the Bregenzer Festspiele at Lake Constance, the Schubertiade, the prestigious Salzburg Festival which was founded in 1920 by Max Reinhardt and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the Carinthian Summer, the International Bruckner Festival and the ars electronica in Linz, the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt and the Mörbisch Festival on the Lake.
Festspielhaus St. Poelten