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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Vienna

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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.
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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ViennaTchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Teodor Currentzis; Patricia Kopatchinskaja

ViennaRoméo et Juliette

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Plácido Domingo; Jürgen Flimm; Vienna State Opera; Patrick Woodroffe; Birgit Hutter; Aida Garifullina; Juan Diego Flórez

ViennaDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Ádám Fischer; Jean-Louis Martinoty; Vienna State Opera; Hans Schavernoch; Yan Tax; Irina Lungu; Dorothea Röschmann

ViennaLa Fille mal gardée

Hérold: La Fille mal gardée
Vienna State Ballet; Simon Hewett

ViennaSchubert, Szymanowski, Ravel

Schubert, Szymanowski, Ravel
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Gustavo Gimeno; Baiba Skride
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The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

Die tote Stadt at the Vienna State Opera features strong playing and singing but little drama.
***11
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A visually strong Der Kaiser von Atlantis at the Kammeroper

To those unfamiliar with Victor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, oder Die Tod-Verweigerung, the story of the work’s inception is almost as gripping as the libretto itself. 
***11
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Alma Deutscher's Cinderella reaches the stage in Vienna

From page to stage, the creation of a new opera often takes years. This is true of Alma Deutscher's first full-length opera Cinderella, so the fact that she has completed this ambitious project at the age of eleven is all the more remarkable.

A Tchaikovsky-filled Weihnachtskonzert in Vienna

Bronfman attacked the concerto with alacrity and a capacity to draw sound from the piano which was breathtaking.
***11
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McVicar’s Falstaff a timely success in Vienna

The Staatsoper's new Falstaff is a production that is attractive not only visually, but also in terms of the varied musical color.
****1
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