200th anniversary of Mozart’s death. Première of Così fan tutte, staged by Götz Friedrich. The repertoire of the Salzburg marionettes now included all five major Mozart operas.
Co-production with the Salzburg Landestheater of Mozart’s Entführung for children.
TV and video recording of all five major Mozart operas, in collaboration with 3Sat Television, with Sir Peter Ustinov as narrator.
First collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, in the Small Festival Hall. The marionettes performed together with singers, actors, chorus and orchestra, in Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Oberon.
Co-production with the Salzburg Landestheater of Janos’ Der Josa mit der Zauberfiedel, a musical fairytale for children, set to music by Wilfried Hiller.
Production of Ein Fall für Mozart, in which a narrator takes children through the five great Mozart operas.
Tours and guest performances, including USA, Argentina, Japan, Taiwan, Athens, Venice, Paris, England, Germany, Beirut and Switzerland.
First collaboration with the Salzburg Easter Festival, in Sergey Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with Tobias Moretti as narrator.
To mark the 70th birthday of Gretl Aicher and the 85th anniversary of the Marionette Theatre, the “World of Marionettes” museum was opened in Hohensalzburg Fortress.