The Festival was created in Luxembourg in 1953 by a handful of people from Wiltz. It happens in a great castle, where a lot of events take place. The Festival is the main attraction for international artists and the perfect opportunity for connoisseurs and amateurs to discover a new way of entertainment. In 1991, a removable roof was installed to cover the main part of the scene, protect the visitors from bad weather conditions and provide an extraordinary acoustic during the performances. The Festival has developed into a crowd puller, especially for opera, ballet and musical. It had the pleasure to invite many stars like: Duke Ellington, Sviatoslav Richter, Ella Fitzgerald, Astor Piazzolla, Miles Davis, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Diana Krall, David Garrett, Zaz and José Carreras.