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Venue: Volksoper Vienna

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Address1090 Vienna
Austria
Google maps48° 13' 29.154" N 16° 21' 0.979" E
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Brigadoon charms in Austrian premiere at the Volksoper

Brigadoon © Barbara Palffy | Volksoper Wien
Movement was so effectively utilised in this production, with elements of ballet, modern and Scottish folk melded in true Agnes de Mille fashion.
****1
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Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

Boaz Daniel (Francesco) and Sofia Soloviy (Amalia) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
In the city of Freud there is nothing like a bit of family drama to put one in the mood for a great season of opera!
***11
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The Congress dances in Vienna

Boris Eder (Alexander), Robert Meyer (Metternich, seated) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
In spite of some good singing, the Volksoper's update of Werner Richard Heymann's 1931 movie doesn't quite catch fire.

An uncluttered Figaro at the Volksoper

Günter Haumer (Count Almaviva), David Steffens (Figaro) and Melba Ramos (Countess Almaviva) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
Movable walls, some adorned with Baroque frescoes, partition the stage in ways that remind the viewer of the easy proximity of the masters and servants' quarters in Almaviva's estate.
***11
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Death, Devil and naked facts in the Volksoper's Hoffman

Beate Ritter (Olympia), Mirko Roschkowski (Hoffmann) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
Hoffmann goes Steampunk: Renaud Doucet’s staging for the Volksoper is the exception to the sensible rule that “less is more”.
****1
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A Quietly Merry Widow: Ildikó Raimondi at the Volksoper

Marco Arturo Marelli’s extravagant art deco production is one of the most successful productions available at the Volksoper. It's an appropriate and lighthearted choice to celebrate 25 years of Ildikó Raimondi.
****1
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It's always Carnival season

A night in the cheerful undemanding: lovers of Strauss, Venice and period costumed slapstick will get their money’s worth. Oh how lovely to behold are not only the charming women in this operetta, but also Hinrich Horstkotte's costumes.
***11
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The Merry Widow makes a perfect summer night at the operetta in Vienna

The Merry Widow, performed on a summer evening in Vienna should be an unmissable treat - and it was.
****1
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