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Christoph Pohl (Guillaume Tell) and Anita Rosati (Jemmy) © Moritz Schell
Vienna

Strongly cast Guillaume Tell hits its mark at Theater an der Wien

By , 16 October 2018
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Mirella Hagen (Morgana) and Rainer Trost (Oronte) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Magical musicianship, but drab direction: Alcina at Theater an der Wien

By , 17 September 2018
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Samuel Youn (Hagen) and Martin Winkler (Alberich) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Hagen: Part 1 of a “Second Generation” Ring at the Theater an der Wien

By , 17 December 2017
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Marcel Beekman (Mime) and Daniel Brenna (Siegfried) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Constantin Trinks’ cut and paste Siegfried is far from idyllic at the Theater an der Wien

By , 09 December 2017
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René Jacobs © Molina Visuals
Vienna

Leonore 1805 a boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

By , 24 October 2017
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Emőke Baráth © Zsofi Raffay
Vienna

Giulio Cesare in concert: Lawrence Zazzo and Emőke Baráth came, saw and conquered Vienna

By , 18 October 2017
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Florian Boesch (Wozzeck) © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Robert Carsen serves up a flawless Wozzeck for new Theater an der Wien staging

By , 17 October 2017
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Ann Hallenberg © Örjan Jakobsson
Vienna

A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity: Ottone at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 September 2017
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Anna Prohaska © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

All the world’s a stage in Mariame Clément's take on The Fairy Queen in Vienna

By , 21 January 2017
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Bo Skovhus (Claudius) and Andrè Schuen (Hamlet) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

“Es gibt keinen Ausweg”: a dark, clever Hamlet at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 September 2016
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Viktorija Bakan (Gretel) and Jake Arditti (Hänsel) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Out of the Woods: an urban Hänsel und Gretel at the Kammeroper

By , 14 May 2016
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Laurence Equilbey © J. Jocif
Vienna

Superb Lucio Silla in Vienna

By , 27 April 2016
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Tobias Moretti (Macheath) and Nina Bernsteiner (Polly Peachum) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

A shark with shiny teeth: Dreigroschenoper at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 January 2016
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Gieorgij Puchalski (John) and Agneta Eichenholz (Ellen) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Forceful Peter Grimes a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 December 2015
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Angelika Kirchschlager (Suzanne) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

A tangled knot: Milhaud’s La mère coupable at Theater an der Wien

By , 12 May 2015
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Anett Fritsch (Countess), Stéphane Degout (Count) and Emőke Baráth (Susanna) © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Comedy in the madhouse: A risky twist on Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at Theater an der Wien

By , 13 April 2015
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Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Everything and the kitchen sink: HK Gruber's Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

By , 18 March 2015
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Pietro Spagnoli (Bartolo) and Mari Eriksmoen (Rosina) © Herwig Prammer | Theater an der Wien
Vienna

A different trip to the Barber: Paisiello conquers Vienna again at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 February 2015
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Charles Workman © Armin Bardel
Vienna

Blurring lines between speech, dance, and musical forms; a staged Messiah at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 April 2014
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt © Marco Borggreve
Vienna

Harnoncourt offers a richly varied Le nozze di Figaro in Vienna

By , 08 March 2014
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Marcel Beekman (Platée) © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Rameau meets Lagerfeld at Vanity Fair: Robert Carsen’s Theater an der Wien Platée:

By , 19 February 2014
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Plácido Domingo (Francesco Foscari), Roberto Tagliavini (Jacopo Loredano), Arnold Schoenberg Chor © Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Domingo makes Verdi's I due Foscari a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 January 2014
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Riccardo Minasi
Vienna

Rinaldo in concert at the Theater an der Wien: A feast for Handelians

By , 14 December 2013
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Lazarus © Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

The airport as limbo: Schubert’s Lazarus and more at Theater an der Wien

By , 13 December 2013
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Marlis Petersen (Elettra)  ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Blood, mud, Mozart: Michieletto's Idomeneo at Theater an der Wien

By , 17 November 2013
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Diana Damrau and Christopher Gillett  ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Iain Bell's A Harlot's Progress enjoys a strong debut at Theater an der Wien

By , 13 October 2013
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Anna Prohaska (Anne Trulove), Bo Skovhus (Nick Shadow), Toby Spence (Tom Rakewell) & Manfred Hemm (T ©  Herwig Prammer
Vienna

A very progressive Rake at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 September 2013
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Dmitry Belosselsky (Attila) and George Petean (Ezio)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

These are not your father's Huns: Konwitschny's bold new Attila at Theater an der Wien

By , 10 July 2013
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Marina Prudenskaya  ©  Matthias Baus
Vienna

Philipp Stölzl's Il Trovatore has successful Wiener Festwochen test-run before travelling to Berlin

By , 03 June 2013
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Arnold Schoenberg Chor  ©  Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Vienna

Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 April 2013
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Anna Prohaska (Marzelline) and Johannes Chum (Jaquino)  ©  Herwig Prammer
Vienna

Harnoncourt's Fidelio sees a remarkable directing debut in Vienna

By , 19 March 2013
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Jean-Christophe Spinosi conducting Ensemble Matheus  ©  Edouard Brane
Vienna

Le nozze di Teti, e di Peleo: Rossini rarities in rare quality at the Theater an der Wien

By , 26 February 2013
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Pretty Yende (La Comtesse Adèle de Formoutiers), Regula Mühlemann (Isolier), Lawrence Brownlee (Le ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Sex, wine and bel canto bliss: Le Comte Ory at the Theater an der Wien

By , 20 February 2013
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Klangforum Wien  ©  Lukas Beck
Vienna

Come dine with Trimalchio: Maderna's Satyricon at the Theater an der Wien

By , 23 January 2013
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Florian Boesch  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Radamisto at the Theater an der Wien: A bit fishy

By , 22 January 2013
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Anna Franziska Srna (Diane), Bo Skovhus (Agamemnon), Arnold Schoenberg Chor & Statisterie des Theate ©  Armin Bardel
Vienna

Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide at the Theater an der Wien

By , 22 November 2012
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Leonardo Vinci
Vienna

Five countertenors and a tenor rock the house: Artaserse at the Theater an der Wien

By , 20 November 2012
*****
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Joyce DiDonato  ©  Sheila Rock
Vienna

Joyce DiDonato's Drama Queens a hit at the Theater an der Wien

By , 11 November 2012
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Gianni Schicchi  ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Il trittico scores a hat-trick at the Theater an der Wien

By , 18 October 2012
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Ulisse returns to the Theater an der Wien

By , 15 September 2012
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Vladimir Jurowski  ©  Roman Gontcharov
Vienna

Vienna Philharmonic disappoints in Manfred concert

By , 12 September 2012
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Vienna

Joyce’s Ulysses and Evelyn Glennie open new season at the Theater an der Wien

By , 06 September 2012
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©  Monika Rittershaus
Vienna

Rarely produced Rossini at the Theater an der Wien

By , 17 August 2012
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©  Werner Kmetitisch
Vienna

Tales retold: Hoffmann restaged at the Theater an der Wien

By , 06 July 2012
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Irina Lungu and Claire Egan (right)  ©  Ruth Walz
Vienna

Wiener Festwochen's new Traviata: The wood and the trees

By , 27 May 2012
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Stéphane Degout (Hamlet) © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Olivier Py’s uncertain Hamlet

By , 28 April 2012
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Stephen Layton  ©  Keith Saunders
Vienna

A mixed St John Passion from Stephen Layton and the OAE

By , 03 April 2012
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Mari Eriksmoen (Olympia) & Kurt Streit (Hoffmann)  ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Strong storytelling in the Theater an der Wien’s Tales of Hoffmann

By , 02 April 2012
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Philippe Jordan  ©  Johannes Ifkovits
Vienna

Passion week begins in Vienna with Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge

By , 31 March 2012
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Robert King,  ©  Keith Saunders
Vienna

The Fairy Queen at the Theater an der Wien

By , 01 March 2012
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