Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Vienna

Vienna State Opera, view from the Albertina museum ©
Vienna State Opera, view from the Albertina museum
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ViennaProkofjew, Sibelius & Mozart

Prokofiev, Sibelius, Mozart
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Joshua Bell

ViennaThe GamblerNew production

Prokofiev: The Gambler
Simone Young; Karoline Gruber; Vienna State Opera; Roy Spahn; Mechthild Seipel; Elena Guseva; Linda Watson

ViennaWozzeckNew Production

Berg: Wozzeck
Leo Hussain; Robert Carsen; Theater an der Wien; Gideon Davey; Lise Lindstrom; John Daszak; Florian Boesch

ViennaPelléas et Mélisande

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Daniel Harding; Marco Arturo Marelli; Vienna State Opera; Christiane Karg; Bernard Richter; Simon Keenlyside; Peter Rose


Dvořák: Rusalka
Tomáš Hanus; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Krassimira Stoyanova; Dmytro Popov
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Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

In the city of Freud there is nothing like a bit of family drama to put one in the mood for a great season of opera!
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A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler in Vienna

High intensity girl power for a complex task: Simone Young shines in the pit, Karoline Gruber’s staging convinces with expertise and attention to detail.
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A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity

Ann Hallenberg shines in an amazing cast in a concert performance of Handel's Ottone in Vienna. 
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Big on decibels, short on detail

Gun-Brit Barkmin’s Salome was neither sexy, salacious, psycho-erotic nor particularly well sung.
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Vinke’s smiling hero saves an otherwise sluggish Siegfried

Stefan Vinke was a convincing, petulant, pouty Siegfried in the third episode in Wagner's Ring cycle in Vienna.
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postcard from vienna

Postcard from Vienna

Are you visiting the land of waltzes and Glühwein? Unwind to reviewer Chanda VanderHart's cultural picks.
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The Wiener Staatsoper's Live at Home

The Vienna State Opera's subscription service offers 45 live broadcasts a year for a monthly fee. The intention is to foster in your home a sense of the live occasion, as distinct from the mere provision of a video library.
October 2017
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