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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Vienna

Vienna State Opera, view from the Albertina museum © wien.info
Vienna State Opera, view from the Albertina museum
© wien.info
Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | Vienna
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ViennaMadama ButterflyNew production

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Philippe Jordan; Anthony Minghella; Vienna State Opera; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Asmik Grigorian; Freddie De Tommaso

ViennaElektra

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Strauss R.: Elektra
Franz Welser-Möst; Harry Kupfer; Vienna State Opera; Alexander Soddy; Hans Schavernoch; Reinhard Heinrich; Ricarda Merbeth

ViennaSimon Boccanegra

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Evelino Pidò; Peter Stein; Vienna State Opera; Stefan Mayer; Moidele Bickel; Plácido Domingo; Günther Groissböck

ViennaL'elisir d'amore

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Giacomo Sagripanti; Otto Schenk; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Pretty Yende; Liparit Avetisyan

ViennaLa Fille du régiment

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Donizetti: La Fille du régiment
Giacomo Sagripanti; Laurent Pelly; Vienna State Opera; Chantal Thomas; Jane Archibald; Javier Camarena

ViennaDon Carlos

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Bertrand de Billy; Peter Konwitschny; Vienna State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ildar Abdrazakov; Jonas Kaufmann

ViennaSalome

Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Strauss R.: Salome
Alexander Soddy; Boleslaw Barlog; Vienna State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Vida Mikneviciute; Marina Prudenskaya
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Energetic Prokofiev and lush Rachmaninov from the Symphoniker

Martha Argerich © Adriano Heitman
Argerich sprinted through technical runs with her characteristic articulation and breathtaking technique, and made Prokofiev's Third seem like child’s play.
****1
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Puccini is Calaf in Wiener Staatsoper's Turandot

Roberto Alagna (Puccini/Calaf) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
A pleasurable evening of surprises in Marco Arturo Marelli’s Turandot.
****1
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Giants, prodigies and miniatures at the Musikverein

Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
All the light, tuneful melodies and tuttis of the Ninth Symphony are still somehow Shostakovich, but a Shostakovich during a rare period where he seems to be taking antidepressants.
****1
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Theater an der Wien premieres Christian Jost's Egmont

Edgaras Montvidas (Count Egmont) and Bo Skovhus (Duke of Alba) © Monika Rittershaus
Keith Warner directs a new opera which packs in betrayal, murder, oppression, freedom, love and the Spanish Inquisition into a mere 90 minutes.
****1
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Brigadoon charms in Austrian premiere at the Volksoper

Brigadoon © Barbara Palffy | Volksoper Wien
Movement was so effectively utilised in this production, with elements of ballet, modern and Scottish folk melded in true Agnes de Mille fashion.
****1
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Hero or villain? Don Giovanni at the Wiener Staatsoper

Ludovic Tézier (Don Giovanni) and Andrea Carroll (Zerlina) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
The Don is dark and light, the production somewhere in between, with strong singing and musical direction but stodgy staging. 
****1
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Knockout Pathétique from Bychkov and the Czech Phi in Vienna

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic at the Musikverein © Dieter Nagl
Bychkov and his sterling Czech forces are joined by Renaud Capuçon for a contrasting all-Tchaikovsky programme on their second day at the Vienna Musikverein.
****1
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