Our privacy policy was last updated on Friday 25 May 2018View it hereDismiss
Bachtrack logo

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Daniela Fally (Italian Singer) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Poehn
Vienna

Capriccio: Strauss’ swansong at the Staatsoper

By , 20 May 2018
***11
Read more
Elīna Garanča (Dalila) and Roberto Alagna (Samson) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Softly awakes my cold, cold heart: a tepid Samson et Dalila in Vienna

By , 12 May 2018
***11
Read more
Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Bringing a picnic to the poltergeist: Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 14 January 2018
***11
Read more
Anna Gabler (Arabella) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Putting frippery before Freud: Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 December 2017
***11
Read more
Wolfgang Bankl (The Animal Trainer) and Agneta Eichenholz (Lulu) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Willy Decker's stylish production enhances vocally strong Lulu in Vienna

By , 06 December 2017
****1
Read more
Elena Pankratova (Elektra) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Elektra a disappointment in Vienna

By , 05 December 2017
***11
Read more
Regine Hangler (Daphne) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Dreams and reality: a brilliant Daphne in Vienna

By , 04 December 2017
****1
Read more
Misha Didyk © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
****1
Read more
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herod) and Gun-Brit Barkmin (Salome) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 2017
***11
Read more
Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Stefan Vinke’s smiling hero saves an otherwise sluggish Siegfried in Vienna

By , 28 May 2017
***11
Read more
Jongmin Park (Hunding) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pohn
Vienna

Peter Schneider takes the Valkyries on a wild ride in Vienna

By , 21 May 2017
***11
Read more
Norbert Ernst (Loge), Egils Silins (Wotan) and Markus Eiche (Donner) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
***11
Read more
Monica Bohinec (Gora) and Claudia Barainsky (Medea) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The wrath of a woman scorned: Reimann’s murderous Medea at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 07 April 2017
****1
Read more
Petra Lang (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) © Wiener Staatsoper | Ashley Taylor
Vienna

Nuanced revival of McVicar's Tristan und Isolde at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2017
****1
Read more
Roberto Alagna (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Alagna, Netrebko and Tézier triumphant in Vienna's new Trovatore

By , 05 February 2017
*****
Read more
Adrian Eröd (Frank) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

By , 15 January 2017
***11
Read more
Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

McVicar’s Falstaff a timely success at the Haus am Ring

By , 09 December 2016
****1
Read more
Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio San) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Johan Botha's death casts a pall over Madama Butterfly in Vienna

By , 08 September 2016
***11
Read more
Brandon Jovanovich (Don José) and Elena Maximova (Carmen) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Traditional Carmen a musical and dramatic success in Vienna

By , 06 September 2016
***11
Read more
Ricarda Merbeth (Elsa) and Stefan Vinke (Lohengrin) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Andreas Homoki’s Lohengrin in Lederhosen lacks mystique in Vienna

By , 05 September 2016
***11
Read more
Anna Netrebko (Manon) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Geronte de Ravoir runs the show in Vienna's Manon Lescaut

By , 20 June 2016
***11
Read more
Miriam Albano (Annio), Margarita Gritskova (Sesto) and Benjamin Bruns (Tito) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Jürgen Flimm’s La clemenza di Tito loses the plot in Vienna

By , 29 March 2016
**111
Read more
Jean-François Borras (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

La bohème a chilly disappointment in Vienna

By , 26 March 2016
**111
Read more
Ramón Vargas (Gustavo) and Maria Nazarova (Oscar) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Verdi’s version of the Opera Ball: Un ballo in maschera in Vienna

By , 12 January 2016
***11
Read more
Lise Lindstrom (Salome) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Lise Lindstrom triumphs in a vintage production of Salome in Vienna

By , 07 December 2015
****1
Read more
Anna Netrebko (Tatyana) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper (2013)
Vienna

No warmth in Falk Richter's wintry Onegin in Vienna

By , 28 October 2015
***11
Read more
Tatjana Serjan (Lady Macbeth) and George Petean (Macbeth) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Christian Räth's Macbeth enjoys a bloody première at the Vienna Staatsoper

By , 07 October 2015
****1
Read more
Tomasz Konieczny (Cardillac) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Sin City meets silent film: Hindemith’s Cardillac at the Staatsoper Wien

By , 22 June 2015
****1
Read more
Don Giovanni © Michael Pöhn (2011)
Vienna

An overthought, underperformed Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 16 June 2015
***11
Read more
Revival of Fidelio at Wiener Staatsoper © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Nina Stemme shines in a rousing Fidelio in Vienna

By , 06 June 2015
****1
Read more
Stephen Gould (Siegfried) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Stephen Gould triumphs as Siegfried in Vienna

By , 20 May 2015
****1
Read more
Benjamin Bruns (Tamino) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Vaudeville and shadow puppets: Die Zauberflöte in Vienna

By , 09 June 2014
***11
Read more
Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Nina Stemme’s glorious immolation crowns a stunning Vienna Götterdämmerung

By , 08 June 2014
*****
Read more
Margarita Gritskova (Tisbe), Tara Erraught (Angelina), Valentina Nafornita (Clorinde)  ©  Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Nostalgia for the Italian Fifties: The Vienna Staatsoper's La Cenerentola

By , 14 February 2013
***11
Read more
©  Michael Poehn
Vienna

Salome in Vienna

By , 22 October 2011
**111
Read more
Pavol Breslik (Alfredo Germont) und Albina Shagimuratova (Violetta Valéry) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Wenn Wiener Repertoireabende zur Sensation werden: La traviata mit Albina Shagimuratova

By , 20 September 2018
*****
Read more
Robert Dean Smith (Lohengrin) und Annette Dasch (Elsa) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Ein tapferer Lohengrin an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 15 June 2018
***11
Read more
Andreas Schager (Max) und Alan Held (Caspar) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Max und die schrägen Vögel: Der Freischütz an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 June 2018
**111
Read more
Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Revolutionsdonner und Stimmungskanonen: Andrea Chénier in Starbesetzung an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 23 April 2018
****1
Read more
Stephen Gould (Siegfried) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Ohne Furcht und Tadel: Ein sagenhafter Siegfried an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 April 2018
*****
Read more
Herwig Pecoraro (Mime) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Glänzende Festspiele im Repertoire: Das Rheingold an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 April 2018
****1
Read more
Dantons Tod © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Revolution revisited: Dantons Tod an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 24 March 2018
****1
Read more
Jean-François Borras (Rodolfo) und Anita Hartig (Mimì) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Exzellentes Dirigat und enttäuschende Sänger: Eine so la-La bohème in Wien

By , 20 March 2018
**111
Read more
Aleksandra Kurzak (Desdemona) und Roberto Alagna (Otello) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Prominenten Rollendebüts glänzen in Otello an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2018
****1
Read more
Anna Netrebko (Adriana Lecouvreur) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Adriana Lecouvreur an der Wiener Staatsoper: Eine Diva vom Feinsten

By , 09 November 2017
****1
Read more
Krassimira Stoyanova (Rusalka) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Schnee und Schrecken: Rusalkas Albtraumwelt in der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 25 October 2017
****1
Read more
Maria José Siri (Leonora) und Yusif Eyvazov (Manrico) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Es gab schon mal mehr Feuer: Il trovatore an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 04 September 2017
***11
Read more
Olga Bezsmertna (Mélisande) and Adrian Eröd (Pelléas) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen prallen auf Beton: Pelléas et Mélisande an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 18 June 2017
****1
Read more
Margarethe Wallmanns Tosca an der Wiener Staatsoper © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Tosca an der Wiener Staatsoper: Immer wieder ein Erlebnis

By , 11 May 2017
****1
Read more
Mika Kares (Fürst Gremin) und Olga Bezsmertna (Tatyana) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Leise rieselt der Schnee... Erstklassiger Eugen Onegin in Wien

By , 06 May 2017
****1
Read more