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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Austria

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There are so many classical music concerts and opera taking place in Austria that there is always something for you, no matter what you enjoy - from the Vienna State Opera to the Salzburg Festival, from Strauß to Blasmusik, from Mozart to Schönberg. Check our calendar and use our event finder to discover concerts, opera or ballet performances in Austria; tonight, this weekend or the forthcoming month. Our latest reviews will let you know everything about what’s going on, providing you with a classical echo of irresistible and picturesque Austria.
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ViennaRusalka

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

ViennaBritten: War Requiem

Britten: War Requiem, Op.66
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Adrianne Pieczonka; Werner Güra; Thomas Hampson; Wiener Sängerknaben

ViennaSolistenkonzert Andreas Schager | Lidia Baich | Matthias Fletzberger

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

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
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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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Larcher's The Hunting Gun premieres in Bregenz

Robin Tritschler (Poet) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Anja Köhler
The restrained pacing of Larcher's opera suited the intimate setting of the Werkstattbühne.
****1
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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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