MAY 8-JUNE 22, VIENNA FESTIVAL. Including an open-air concert with Placido Domingo, among others, on May 15; world premieres, including, Marriage Play, written and directed by Edward Albee; operas, musicals, concerts, and recitals by European and American guests and all the major Viennese groups; and a second season for Anima, by the Serapions Theatre, on the banks of the Danube June 10-July 25.

JULY 26-AUGUST 31, SALZBURG FESTIVAL. The cruel truth is that the major concerts were sold out by the beginning of the year. However, the Festival office maintains a list of tickets still available—and it has programs and ticketorder forms ready for all Salzburg Festivals through 1991.

AUGUST 25-SEPTEMBER 6, WORLD CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Vienna and Villach. The indoor events will take place in Vienna August 25-30; the outdoor events in Villach September 2-6.

SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 31, STYRIAN AUTUMN FESTIVAL, Graz. With world premieres of Die Rattenfanger, by Friedrich Cerha, a co-production with the Vienna Staatsoper; Tantzschul, by Mauricio Kagel, produced by the Grand Opera dc Paris; and Die Suchtigen, by G. M. Hoffmann.

For information: Austrian National Tourist Office, 500 Fifth Are., New York, NY 10HO. (013) 944-6880.


APRIL 24-MAY 10 AND JUNE 26-JULY 12, LA MONNAIE OPERA SEASON, Brussels. The last two operas of the first season for La Monnaie after extensive renovation will be Verdi’s Traviata and Falstaff, both in new productions.

MAY-NOVEMBER, FESTIVAL OF FLANDERS, various cities. Two series of concerts by visiting orchestras are planned. In May the Polish Classical Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Bamberger Symphony will be among those performing; in September and October the roster wall include the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Leningrad Philharmonic. Also, a contemporary-music program in May, an antique-music program in July and August, and dance and film festivals in October.


For information: Belgian Tourist Office, 745 Fifth Are., New York, NY 10151, (313) 758-8130.


MAY 24-JUNE 20, SOFIA MUSIC WEEKS. The guests include the Cracow Philharmonic, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, and various chamber groups and soloists.

For information: Bulgarian Tourist Office,

161 E. 86th St., New York, NY 10028. (313) 732-1110.


JUNE 6-8, CATACLYSMOS, seaside towns. In all the harbors of Cyprus colorful street

fairs commemorate the salvation of the biblical Noah and the mythical Deukalion— both survivors of Great Floods. Folk songs are sung, folk dances are danced, there are boat races and swimming competitions, and people throw water on each other, in a cheerful rite of purification.

For information: Cyprus Tourism Organization, 13 F. 40th St., New York, NY 10016. (213) 213-9100.


MAY 12-JUNE 1, PRAGUE SPRING. The Leningrad Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, the Ballet du XXe Siecle, and the Tchaikovsky Ballet of Perm will be among the guests. Every afternoon (except the first) and evening there’s at least one performance.

JUNE 26-28, FOLKLORE FESTIVAL, Straznice. International songs and dances.

For information : Czechoslovak Travel & Hotel Corporation, 10 F. 40th St., New York, NY 10016. (212) 689-9720.


MAY 15-23, DANISH BALLET FESTIVAL, Copenhagen, This festival was annual from 1950 to 1973. At last a 25th edition is being held—just in time for the 200th anniversary of the Royal Theatre premiere of the oldest preserved ballet known, The Whims of Cupid and the Ballet Master, and also the 150th of La Sylphide at the Royal Theatre. Both works will be presented, as will, at the opposite end of the temporal scale, works by Christopher Bruce and Alvin Ailey. The choreography of John Neumeier will be featured, in two ballets danced by his own Hamburg Opera Ballet and two by the Royal Danish Ballet.

JULY 3-12. COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL. Two to three dozen performances, in all steles, every day— many of them outdoors and free.

JULY 4, REBILDFEST, Aalborg. The 75th year of U.S. Independence Day celebrations at Rebild National Park.

For information: Danish Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. (212) 949-2333.


JULY 3-AUGUST 2, SAVONLINNA OPERA FESTIVAL. In the courtyard of the medieval castle of Olavinlinna the resident company will perform Verdi’s Aida, Sallinen’s King Coes Forth to France, and Mozart’s Magic Flute; the Estonia Theatre will perform Bizet’s Carmen and Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina; and the Finns and the Estonians will combine forces on Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand.

For information: Finnish Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. (212) 949-2333.


MAY 25-JUNE 7, FRENCH OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, Paris. At Stade Roland Garros, 128 men and 128 women will compete in a Grand Slam tournament.

JULY 4-27, FESTIVAL DE LA CITE, Carcassonne. This orgy of music, theater, and dance at the town’s medieval citadel peaks on July 14, Bastille Day: celebrants sing and dance in the streets, and fireworks fight up the sky and the city’s 50 or so towers.

JULY 9-19, GRANDE PARADE DU JAZZ, Nice. In a phrase, Europe’s biggest jazz festival. The program will be available in May or June.

JULY 9-AUGUST 6, FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON. The population of Avignon, in Provence, doubles during the summertime avant-garde arts festival. The focus is theater, though there’s quite a lot of music and dance as well.

JULY 26, FINISH OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE, Paris. The renowned bicycle race will start in West Berlin this year and proceed, as ever, to the Champs Elysees.

OCTOBER 4, PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE, Paris. The prestigious horse race, at Longchamp.

For information: French Government Tourist Office, 610 Fifth Ave,, New York. NY 10020. (212) 757-1125.


THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 750TH ANNIVERSARY OF BERLIN. Including a special edition of the annual autumn Berlin Festival, September 25-October 25. The Bolshoi Theatre, the Opera of Bologna, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Bavarian State Opera, the Peking Music Theater, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Belgian National Opera, and the Piccolo Teatro di Milano will be among the guests.

For information: Embassy of the German Democratic Republic, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC20036. (202)232-3134.


THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 750TH! ANNIVERSARY OF BERLIN. What’s actually being commemorated, it seems, is the first written reference to Berlin.

Through September 13, International Budding Exhibition, Including museum exhibits and tours of new showcase architectural projects.

April 25-May 2, Weekend of Fine Arts, and Opening Cycle of Concerts. The unveiling of various visual-arts exhibits; the official opening of the celebration, on April 30; and three concerts, with the Berlin Philharmonic on May 1 and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on May 1 and 2.

May 31-June 7, German Gymnastics Festival. Some 60,000 athletes will take part.

June 13-September 10, The Myth of Berlin Exhibition. An outdoor exhibition at the site of the Anhalter Bahnhof: a locomotive turned on its back, “video gravestones,” and the reception of a satellite impulse, among other things that represent various personages’ conceptions of the stereotypes and myths associated with the city.

July 2, Start of the Tour de France.

July 15—August30, Historical Fair. A large old-fashioned carnival, in Tiergarten park.

July 25-26. Berlin Regatta. Boats decorated by painters and sculptors, boats serving as floating stages for musicians and theater groups, and historical boats—some normally on view in museums—all cruising the city’s rivers and canals.

August 7-29, SternStunden. Historical pageants, on the weekends, focusing on four grand periods in Berlin’s history. At Tiergarten park.

August 30, Japanese Fireworks Display. The work of a year and a half by 20 Japanese fireworks craftsmen will be shot off in an hour and a half, at Tempelhof airfield.

September 1-27. Berlin Festival of the Arts. Starting with Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand, and proceeding to the world premieres of works commissioned for the celebration. Many of the other performances, by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestra de Paris, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and additional groups, will present the work of “exiled” composers— those who were forced to emigrate from Berlin in the 1930s.

September 10—November 3, Berlin Hosts the World. The city will host (in addition to the orchestras participating in the Berlin Festival) the Israel Philharmonic, Israel’s National Theater Habimah, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Theatre of Brussels, La Scala, the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, and other groups.

October 28, Music Festival. The opening of Berlin’s new Chamber Music Hall, and a concluding cycle of concerts.

For more information: (800) 237-5469.


DOCUMENTA, Kassel. A sweeping survey of contemporary—not to say avant-garde— visual arts, presented every five years.

JUNE 20-JULY 5, KIEL WEEK AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SAILING. June 20-27, the prestigious Kiel Week races for all the Olympic one-design classes and for sailboards. June 26-July 5, the

championships for the Soling, Tornado, 470 Men’s and Women’s, Finn, and Flying Dutchman classes.

JULY 6-31, MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL. A new production of Verdi’s Falstaff and works by Wagner, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Reimann, and Orff.

SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 4, OKTOBERFEST, Munich. Beer, sausage, gemuetlichkeit, and oompah-pah!

For information: German National Tourist Office, 747 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. (010)308-3300.


JUNE-SKPTEMBER, ATHENS FESTIVAL. The draw is ancient drama, presented in the ancient Herod Atticus amphitheater, at the foot of the Acropolis.

For information: Greek National Tourist Organization. 645 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10000. ;010)401-5777.


SEPTEMBER, RETTIR, rural Iceland. The million sheep and many thousands of horses that have been grazing in the open all summer are driven into huge circular pens, where they can be sorted according to owner. Icelandic farmers turn this chore into a community celebration.

For information: Iceland Tourist Hoard, 655 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. (212) 949-0333.


JUNE 16, BLOOMSDAY, Dublin. James Joyce fans wend their way along the route

that took Ulyssess Leonard Bloom a long day to complete.

JUNE 27, BUDWEISER IRISH DERBY, Curragh. The new incarnation of the Irish Sweeps, and the richest horse race in Europe.

SEPTEMBER 25-27, GALWAY OYSTER FESTIVAL. The city celebrates the beginning of the shellfish season with oyster-shucking championships and other lighthearted fun.

OCTOBER 21-NOVEMBBR 1, WEXFORD FESTIVAL OPERA. The specialty is rarely performed works.

OCTOBER 23-26, GUINNESS JAZZ FESTIVAL, Cork. A great outpouring of jazz, in all styles, everywhere.

For information: Irish Tourist Board, 757 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. (010) 418-0800.


APRIL 28-JUNE 30, MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, Florence. The BBC Symphony, the Munich Philharmonic, and other groups, and a number of WELLknown soloists will be on hand for the 50th edition of Italy’s most prestigious performing-arts festival. Anthony Burgess’s musical Blooms of Dublin, and Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini. Strauss’s Capriccio, the Monteverdi/Henze Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, and Purcell’s Fairy Queen are un the program.

JUNE 24-JULY 12, SPOLETO FESTIVAL. Now GianCarlo Menotti’s festival empire encompasses Melbourne, Australia, as well as Charleston, South Carolina, and Spoleto, where it all began. Properly speaking, the event in each city is a Festival of Three Worlds. In Spoleto this year’s operas will be Wagner’s Parsifal, Graun’s Montezuma, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Honegger’s Roi David, and Reimann’s Gespenstersonate. The Stuttgart and Basel ballets will be among the dance groups. Also, concerts, plays, films, and art exhibitions.

LATE JUNE-MID-SEPTEMBER, BIENNALE ART EXHIBITION, Venice. A prestigious international survey of contemporary art.


For information: Italian Government Travel Office, 630 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10111. (010) 045-4800.


MAY 30-JULY 3, ECHTERNACH FESTIVAL. Soloists and groups perform in the impressive settings of the Basilica, the Abbey, and the old church of Sts. Peter and Paul.

For information; Luxembourg National Tourist Office, 801 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017. (212) 370-9850.



INTERNATIONAL. FIREWORKS FESTIVAL. Shows on July 21 and 25 and August 4. It. and 18, over the harbor. Entries from countries on several continents will compete.

For information: Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Bureau, 845 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022. (212) 759-5227.


THROUGH DECEMBER 31, AMSTERDAM CULTURAL CAPITAL OF EUROPE. Each year the EEC designates a Cultural Capital, which is pleased to respond with a copious program of special events. Among Amsterdam’s plans for its year in the limelight:

June 1-30, Holland Festival. A special edition of this annual arts festival (which extends beyond Amsterdam to The Hague and Rotterdam) will aim, ambitiously enough, to survey the performing arts of all Europe. The operas and operettas scheduled include Mozart’s Finta giardiniera, Zemlinsky’s Florentinische Tragodie and Zwerg, Puccini’s Rondine, and Strauss’s Fledermaus. Also, concerts by the Concertgebouw Orchestra and chamber groups, and dance performances.

June-December, 100 Years of Amusement in Holland. When the circus comes to town here, it comes to the Carre Theater, which happens to be celebrating its centennial. It will host a long season of circuses and circus attractions from nations around the world.

June 10-14, Art-RAI Exhibition. A contemporary-art fair, by 25 Dutch galleries and 25 galleries from other European countries, at the RAI Exhibition Center.

July 1-21, Summer Festival. Some 50 music, theater, dance, and mime groups will perform, indoors and outdoors, in an informal festival whose motto is “Language No Problem.”

July-August, Summer Program of Contemporary Music. Outdoor performances.

July-August, Century '87 and All Eyes on Amsterdam Exhibits. The former exhibit will consist of environmental an at historic sites. In the latter the Belgian artist Bert de Keyser will place frames at appropriate locations around the city to capture scenes that Rembrandt painted, drew, and etched.

September 10-22, Cinema Europe. Screenings of the “top 40” post-war European films, and films by young European directors.

October 2-January 3, Our Masters of Landscape Exhibit. Landscapes by 17thcentury masters of the art, at the Rijksmuseum.

October 17-23, October Jazz Festival. European and American musicians will experiment together at sessions (open to the public) during the day, and present the results at evening concerts.

November 1-10, Stage Door Festival. About a dozen theater groups from a similar number of nations will perform.

November 19-30, International Puppet Theater Festival. The work of 10 leading traditional-puppetry groups from nations around the world will be presented. An associated puppetry exhibition, at the Royal Tropical Museum, will open at the same time and run through 1988.

MAY 28-31, BREDA OLD-STYLE JAZZ FESTIVAL. The world’s largest traditionaljazz gathering, and one of the best.

JULY 10-12, NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL, Schcvcningen. Nearly a hundred performances each day, in all styles.

For information: Netherlands Board of Tourism, 576 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10036. (212) 370-7360.


JUNE 20-21, NORTH CAPE MARCH, Mageroya to the North Cape. If you kept going until the sun set, you’d be marching for weeks. So participants quit when they run out of land, after 42 miles. All finishers receive medals.

For information: Norwegian Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. (212) 949-2333.



En 1987 la ciujara Universala Kongreso de Esperanto okazos en Varsovio, Pollando, hejmurho de D-ro L. L. Zamenhof, kreinto

de la Internacia Lingvo, honore al la ccntjarigo dc Ksperanto.

SEPTEMBER 1-10, WRATISLAWIA CANTANS, Wroclaw. Oratory cantatas.

OCTOBER 20-26, JAZZ JAMBOREE, Warsaw. With some 400 musicians.

For information about the Esperanto Congress: Esperanto League for Forth America, PO Box 1129, El Cerrito, CA 94530. (415) 653-0998.

Ear information about other events : Polish National Tourist Office. 333 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. 11. 60601. (312) 236-9013.


JULY 5-AUGUST 15, COSTA DO ESTORIL MUSIC FESTIVAL. Classicalmusic concerts and so on, plus an open-air jazz series.


Golega. A renowned auction of Portuguese horses, plus displays of horsemanship, folk dancing, and fireworks.

For information: Portuguese National Tourist Office, 548 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10036. (212) 354-4403.


JUNE 20-JULY 11, MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL, Granada. There arc certainly places closer to home to hear Placido Domingo, a soloist on the festival’s program this year. But who can imagine a more evocative setting than the Alhambra and the Generalifc, where the concerts are held? The Orchestre de Paris and Vienna’s Volksoper Ballet will be among the other guests.

JULY 6-14. SAN FERMIN FESTIVAL, Pamplona. The traditional daredevils’ revel and running of the bulls.

AUGUST 1-31, SANTANDER MUSIC FESTIVAL. De Falla’s At1antida and Gluck’s Orpheus will be presented. The Israel Philharmonic will be among the guest orchestras.

For information: National Tourist Office of Spain. 665 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022. (212) 759-8822.


JUNE 8-SEPTEMBER 3, DROTTNINGHOLM COURT THEATRE FESTIVAL, Stockholm. New productions of Gluck’s Paride ed Elena and Mozart’s

Clemenza di Tito, plus Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.

JULY 10-12, STANGASPELEN, Sranga. The annual Viking Olympics, on Gotland island. The games include varpa, which is something like horseshoes played with a 10pound aluminum “stone”; stangstorruing, which is much like the Scottish “tossing the caber” (in fact, the Stangaspelen and Scotland’s Braemar Highland Gathering sent! athletes to each other’s events); park, which is a bit like cricket, a bit like tennis, and a bit like soccer; leg-wrestling; and pillow-fighting on a suspended log.

For information: Swedish Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave.. New York, NY 10017. (012) 949-2333.


JUNK 20-SEPTEMBER 30, THE GREAT THEATER OK THE WORLD PERFORMANCES, Einsiedeln. Annually since 1924 the townspeople have been staging this spiritual play, by Calderon de la Barca, in the great square in front of the monastery.


JULY 2-18. MONTRElJX JAZZ FESTIVAL. The program will be available in late May.

AUGUST 17-SEPTEMBER 9, FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, Lucerne. The music of Ravel and Roussel, each of whom died 50 years ago, will be specially featured.

Performances by the Israel Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of France, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Orchestre dc Paris, among other orchestras, and also chamber groups and soloists. The complete program will be available in early May.

AUGUST 25-OCTOBHR 3, MONTREUXVEVEY MUSIC FESTIVAL. With the Israel Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony, the Warsaw Symphony, the State Orchestra of Moscow, and an impressive roster of Chamber groups and soloists.

For information: Swiss National Tourist Office, 608 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10020. (212) 757-5944.


JUNE 15-JULY 31, ISTANBUL FESTIVAL. With orchestras including the Moscow Symphony and the Berlin Symphony (which will perform with the Istanbul State Opera Chorus); many chamber groups and soloists; Sankai Juku and other dance groups; jazz and pop musicians including Chick Corea and Gary Burton, the Modern Jazz Quarter, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Vaughan, Joan Baez, and Tina Turner; and impressive programs of contemporary music, and folk music and dance, as well.

For information: Turkish Consulate General, 821 United Nations Plaza, New York. NY 10017. (212) 687-2194.


MAY 22-JUNE 7, BATH FESTIVAL. The theme this year is the cultures of Italy and the USSR. Italian chamber groups, the Aterballetto contemporary dance company, and Teatro Gioca Vita, performing a 15thCentury play with shadow puppets, will help realize the former part of that. Various Soviet musicians, including several presenting new Soviet music, will take care of the latter. Also, chamber music and recitals; Indian classical music and dance; jazz by artists including the Willem Breuker Kollektief and Hugh Masckela; and a contemporary-art fair on the first four days of the festival.

MAY 24-AUGUST 22, GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA. Opening with a new production of Verdi’s Traviata and proceeding to Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Strauss’s Capricrio, new productions of Ravel’s Heure espagnole and Enfant et les sortileges (in a double bill), and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Be advised that at Gfyndebourne people wear black tie even for picnics on the lawn.

JUNE 22-JULY 5, LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, Wimbledon. At the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, 128 men and 128 women will compete in a Grand Slam tournament.

JULY 16-19, BRITISH OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP, Muirfield. The 116th edition.

JULY 30-AUGUST 8, MUMM ADMIRAL’S CUP YACHTING SERIES, Cowes. The big-boat championships.

AUGUST 9-31, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL. The Edinburgh Festival of Music and Drama, which is the cornerstone of the Edinburgh Festival edifice, has taken the USSR as its theme this year (1987 marks the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution): the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and the actors of the Gorky Theater of Leningrad will be among the guests. Also, a highly various worldtheater season, the Pittsburgh Symphony in residence, and performances by the National Opera and Ballet Company of Finland. The Edinburgh Book Festival runs August 8-23. The Edinburgh Jazz Festival—one of Europe’s top traditionaljazz events—runs August 15-22. There’s also a film festival, a TV festival, a splendiferous Military Tattoo (with guest bands from as far away as California and New Zealand), and, of course, the Festival Fringe, which is famed as the world’s largest and most various celebration of the arts.


HIGHLAND GATHERING. The Cowal Highland Gathering (August 28-29 this vear) is bigger, but this is the one the Queen attends—not to mention a contingent of Gotlanders on exchange from Sweden’s Viking Olympics.

For information: British Tourist Authority, 40 West 7th Sr., New York. NY 10019. (212) 5X1-4700.


JUNE 21-29, WHITE NIGHTS, Leningrad. This is almost midnight-sun country. Leningrad celebrates the solstice with performances by various groups at the Kirov and Maly opera-and-ballet theaters.

SEPTEMBER 10-20, TASHKENT GOLDEN AUTUMN. Performances by the Bakhor Folk Dance Company, the Liazgi Song and Dance Company, and other groups.

For information: Intourist, 630 Fifth Ave., New York. NY 10021. (212) 757-3884.


JULY 10-AUGUST 25, DUBROVNIK SUMMER FESTIVAL. More than a hundred performances in the classical and folk arts, on 45 outdoor stages.

OCTOBER 7-19, BELGRADE MUSIC FESTIVAL. The Modern Ballet Theater of Leningrad and the Symphony Orchestra of Radio Leipzig are on the program this year.

For information: Yugoslav National Tourist Office, 630 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10020. (212) 757-2801.