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Things to do and to see in Vienna  :

Vienna in the city with 120 Museums and Fantastic opera and concert Venues presenting a performance nearly every nights: the Wiener Staatsoper - Vienna State Opera House, the Wiener Volksoper, the Musikverein, where is located the New Year's Eve Concert, the Vienna Konzerthaus or the Theater an der Wien as well as beautiful Palaces : Hofburg  , Orangerie Schönbrunn and the Spanish Riding School...

 

Musician Emperors :
In the 17th century, opera was above all a court entertainment in Austria. The personality of the Emperor had an influence on both creations and programmes. The Viennese emperors were themselves in many cases experienced composers and musicians. The first operas were performed in the reign of Ferdinand III (Ariadna abbandonata by Bonacossi in 1641). Leopold I (1685-1705) even participated in the writing of Il Pomo d’Oro de Cesti.

 

The great composers in Vienna, between conformity and revolution: Vienna probably saw its first episode of influential musical history when Gluck settled in the capital in 1750. With his librettist Calzabigi, he was the great reformer of opera. Opposing the overwhelming Neapolitan tradition in opera seria, he favoured depth over brio. Another great name in the history of music: Haydn, considered by R. Strauss as the father of modern orchestration, was the great originator of Viennese classicism. Mozart, whose very name suffices to suggest perfection, lived in Vienna and died there in 1791. In the symphonic field, we must not forget that Beethoven, although a German, spent his entire career in Vienna. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven form Vienna’s first trinity of composers.

 

The emergence of two musical traditions: although Viennese operetta and the waltz epitomised the music of the 19th century, it was a different movement that was to revolutionise musical history: the Neue Wiener Schule der Musik. The introduction of atonality through the twelve-note method or dodecaphony by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern (Vienna’s second trinity) was met with incomprehension from their contemporaries just as the work of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven had been in their day. Today, a fair proportion of contemporary compositions still show the influence of dodecaphony.

 

The major institutions: 
The first operas were performed in a theatre built in the main courtyard of the Imperial palace. Maria Theresa opened the Theater bei der Hofburg (now the Burgtheater) in 1748, where many Operas by Gluck, Mozart and Salieri were put on for the first time.


Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna State Opera

In 1857, on the Ring, the brand new boulevard, the Hofoper (royal opera house) or Oper am Ring was built, as part of Franz Joseph’s redevelopment. 
Inaugurated in 1869 with a Don Giovanni in German, the auditorium experienced its true golden age under the direction of Gustav Mahler who, through a company of prestigious singers, brought a new vision to operatic performance. In 1918, the Hofoper became the State opera house (Staatsoper). Richard Strauss was to be director and produced his Die Frau ohne Schatten here for the first time. Clemens Krauss, Bruno Walter, Hans Knappertsbusch and Karl Böhm, among others, succeeded him in this post. The company hosted the top names from the world of singing and orchestral direction: Lotte Lehman, Elisabeth Schumann, Anton Dermota, Richard Tauber, Alexander Kipnis, Josef Krips…
The Anschluss forced many artists and performers to flee; the Staatsoper fell into obscurity. Bombed in 1945, it did not reopen its doors until 1955 with Fidelio, once more performed by a prestigious cast (Jurinac, Schwarzkopf, Seefried, Hotter, Patzak…).

Herbert von Karajan (director from 1956 to 1964) picked up the tradition of Mahler by also presenting productions of his own.

 

Today the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) with its orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic), remains one of the world’s most highly regarded opera houses. 

 

Wiener Volksoper

Originally devoted to the theatre of the spoken word, the Kaiserjubiläums Stadttheater became an opera theatre in 1903 under the name Volksoper (Opera of the people). Some works rejected at the Hofoper by the board of censors were put on for the first time here, such as Tosca or Salomé. It was also the venue for a great many performances which also launched a number of careers.
The Volksoper was used as a cinema during the Second World War, which avoided its being requisitioned by the army. It also lent its stage to the company of the Staatsoper until 1955.
Nowadays works from the great repertoire alternate with Viennese operettas and contemporary operas. 


Musikverein

Built at the same time as the Hofoper at the instigation of Franz Joseph, this is one of the finest concert halls in the world. Dominated by a rectangular organ case, it enjoys exceptional acoustics. The venue has hosted the top names and its reputation is well established. It is here that the mythical New Year’s Day Concert is held each year.

 
Konzerthaus

This was opened on 19 October 1913 by Richard Strauss (with Festliches Präludium, a work written specially for the occasion). The conductors Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Pierre Boulez and Claudio Abbado, among others, have succeeded one another here. It is also the venue for contemporary music; no less than 650 premieres have been held here during the last fifty years. The concert hall’s other special feature is that it offers varied encounters between the audience and the performers. 


Theater an der Wien

A theatre built in 1801, at the initiative of Emanuel Schikaneder, a man of the theatre, singer and friend of Mozart for whom he wrote the libretto of Die Zauberflöte. It was here that FidelioDie Lustige WitweDie Fledermaus and most of the operettas of J. Strauss were put on for the first time. The building was restored in 1962 and today hosts events such as the Wiener Festwochen and Klangbogen. 


Wiener Philharmoniker

The orchestra from the Wiener Staatsoper is considered one of the greatest orchestras in the world. It has been at all time directed by the greatest conductors.

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Rusalka - Dvorák

Theater an der Wien, Vienna - Austria
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Ballet Le Corsaire, opera Hansel & Gretel, New Year Concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus
sat. 28 December 2019 to wedn. 01 January 2020
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New Year's Eve in Vienna from 29/12 to 2/01

New Year's Eve in Vienna from 29/12 to 2/01

New Year's Eve in Vienna with the famous New Year's Concert
sun. 29 December 2019 to thu. 02 January 2020
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Requiem - Dvorák

Musikverein, Vienna - Austria
The 24/09/2019

Slovak Philharmonic Choir

Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich

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Marek Sedivy

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Cabaret (Com. musicale) - Kander

Volksoper, Vienna - Austria
From 24/09/2019 to 14/11/2019
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Der fliegende Holländer - Wagner

Volksoper, Vienna - Austria
From 25/09/2019 to 12/10/2019
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