Aug 4, 2019 - 6:46 PM
Thanks, all, for your advice. We're going to skip it, although I'm a sucker for anything with UNESCO designation. Trying to collect many as possible on our travels. 😁
NYTimes Travel just had an article on it from the guy who does 52 Places. He thought some parts of the performance were too weird, at least to an American. And he recommended other things to do, just typical sightseeing stuff in that area.
Actually we prefer to experience authentic, local cultural activities and festivals and avoid all the staged ones for tourists though.
We were in Vienna in June and really enjoyed the music scene there. Managed to catch an outdoor concert at the Schonbrunn Palace by the Vienna Philharmonic, and 2 operas at the Vienna State Opera, and a huge rock music festival on the island in the Danube.
We avoided all the tourist concerts pushed by Mozart touts on the street.
If you know of any interesting local festivals from August 7-17, please let me know. Mountain, folkloric festivals
We might rearrange our itinerary to catch it if it's interesting enough.