After a few decades, the scope of the Salzburg Festival outgrew the theaters and concert halls of its tiny host town. In 1960, one of Austria's most renowned 20th-century architects, Clemens Holzmeister, built this music house. It features a modern and relatively nondescript façade, which gives way to a huge panoramic stage and seats for over 2,000 viewers. This is where much of the magic happens during a performance slate that has repeatedly won awards for the best opera festival in the world. All the premier ballet, opera, and musical concerts are performed here. During the season (July and August), most performances begin at 7:30 or 8pm, although there are matinees from time to time at 11am and 3pm. Outside festival season the venue hosts high-profile concerts, which are listed on the website.