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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
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ViennaSolistenkonzert Andreas Schager | Lidia Baich | Matthias Fletzberger

Wagner, Beethoven, Strauss R., Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov
Andreas Schager; Lidia Baich; Klaus Sallmann

ViennaRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Eivind Gullberg Jensen; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Camilla Nylund; Brandon Jovanovich

ViennaBernstein's MASS

Bernstein: Mass
Sinfonieorchester der Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien; Andreas Stoehr; Neue Wiener Stimmen; Kinder- und Jugendchor der Opernschule der Wiener Staatsoper; Emil Lang; Adrian Eröd

ViennaLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Speranza Scappucci; Franco Zeffirelli; Vienna State Opera; Marcel Escoffier; Benjamin Bernheim; Marina Rebeka

ViennaFridays@7: Beethoven & Dvořák

Beethoven, Dvořák
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

ViennaSchwertsik, Brahms & Dvořák

Schwertsik, Brahms, Dvořák
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

ViennaSylviaNew production

Delibes: Sylvia
Manuel Legris; Vienna State Ballet; Kevin Rhodes; Luisa Spinatelli; Jacques Giovanangeli
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Strongly cast Guillaume Tell hits its mark at Theater an der Wien

Christoph Pohl (Guillaume Tell) and Anita Rosati (Jemmy) © Moritz Schell
Osborn absolutely lives the part; he negotiated formidable heights, intricate passage work and the sheer volume of notes with style and clarity as well as colour and nuance. 
****1
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Hector Berlioz' Les Troyens conquer Vienna

Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
An epic night at the opera with Joyce DiDonato, which will be hard to forget.
*****
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Magical musicianship, but drab direction

Mirella Hagen (Morgana) and Rainer Trost (Oronte) © Herwig Prammer
Marlis Petersen's Alcina bloomed for a knockout “Ah! mio cor!” just in time for intermission.
***11
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Vocal wonder: Elīna Garanča's Mahler with the Vienna Phil

Elīna Garanča © Karina Schwarz | DG
...the perpetuum mobile character building to a raucously joyous finale that elicited genuine, generous applause.
***11
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Up close and personal at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

Die Musik by Gustav Klimt © Wikicommons
A gorgeous programme of Wagner, Strauss and Schoenberg and fragments in sextet arrangements
****1
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A variable evening of Verdi in Vienna

Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay | Erato
Unlike the conucopia of duets Verdi wrote for soprano and baritone, his music for soprano and bass is much more limited and what exists is not exactly the acme of his output.
***11
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Capriccio: Strauss’ swansong at the Staatsoper

Daniela Fally (Italian Singer) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Poehn
Vienna State Opera offered a solid production in which precious little gleamed.
***11
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ARTICLES AND MORE
Interview

Dominique Meyer innovates at Wiener Staatsoper

Dominique Meyer © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
The Director of the Vienna Staatsoper discusses using technology for the benefit of the art form.
Music education

Music education at the Vienna State Opera

Die Zauberflöte © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Works for children, guided tours behind the scenes and livestreams for school. Staatsoper Director Dominique Meyer is proud of the house's music education programme.
postcard from vienna

Postcard from Vienna

Drinks at the Schweizerhaus © Clemens Pfeiffer | Wikicommons
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.
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