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    Theater an der Wien: Musicals - German Language

    by Aleyd Updated Sep 3, 2006

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    Theater an der Wien was showing Elisabeth until 4/12/05. A very appropriate musical to see whilst in Vienna and Austria. A captivating portrayal of the life and death of Empress Elisabeth (Kaiserin Elisabeth) of Austria. Amazing voices and use of stage and props. Would recommend highly. The programme contained a description of each scene in German and English. Other European languages are available from the theatre's foyer. A number of cafes and restaurants are close by. A DVD of the show has just been released and is supurb.

    Tickets are available from the theatre. However, I got my tickets 1/2 price from 2pm from outside another building (will add details asap). The ticket seller at the Theater an der Wien told me about these 1/2 price tickets. I had no problems getting a single ticket in a good location.

    Photography and video recording are not allowed during the performance.

    Dress Code: The outfits I saw at the theatre ranged from smart casual to suits and ties. I'd suggest at least a collared shirt for men if possible.

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    Wiener Konzerthaus: Mozart Concert Takes You Back To 18th Century

    by Confucius Updated May 28, 2006

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    The Vienna Mozart Orchestra performs in costumes

    The Vienna Mozart Orchestra performs a concert of Mozart's greatest hits including symphonies, concertos, and overtures. The orchestra also includes two opera singers from the Vienna State Opera and they sing selections from "Don Giovanni" as well as "The Marriage of Figaro."
    The Wiener Konzerthaus was built in 1913 during Emperor Franz Joseph's reign and was renovated in 2000 to include air conditioning. It still looks like an old concert hall and facilitates part of the ambience that makes you feel as if you are back in old Vienna.
    This three hour musical performance is one of the best evening activities you can do in addition to dancing the waltz. You will really feel like you are going back in time to the era of Mozart. This was one of my favorite experiences in Vienna.

    Dress Code: The musicians wear authentic 18th century costumes and wigs but you can come as you are in your 21st century attire. (No jeans or shorts though!)

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    Musikverein: Der Fugelhandler **

    by filipdebont Written May 1, 2006

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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on

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    Musikverein: Mozart

    by filipdebont Updated May 1, 2006

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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on

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    Musikverein: Great Orchestra

    by filipdebont Written May 1, 2006

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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on

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    Musikverein: The Golden Hall at the Musikverein **

    by filipdebont Written May 1, 2006

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    The Interior of the golden Hall
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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on

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    Musikverein: A concert in the Musikverein

    by filipdebont Updated May 1, 2006

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    The Musikverein at night
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    Enkel de foto werd gepost, in afwachting van de informatie, deze informatie komt wat later.

    bedankt voor uw bezoek en tot nog eens.

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    Thanks for your visit and you are welcome to revisit later on

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    Raimund Theater: Romeo&Julia Musical

    by viddra Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    If you love the story of Romeo and Juliet you should definitely see the musical with the same name. You'll be impressed by the scenography, great voices and musical themes that could easily pass the Eurovision Song Contest...

    The tickets are from 10 to 95 euros, depending on the place and day you want to see the musical.

    Dress Code: Smart clothes

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    Film Casino: Retro cinema - shun the multiplexes

    by morgenhund Written Nov 6, 2005

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    The Filmcasino is renowned for its alternative programme - ranging from European to Asian cinema and often thematic series of films. The cinema is decidedly retro - 1950s and 1960s - and the cinema, whilst lacking cutting edge sound of modern multiplexes is a breath of fresh air. They sometimes have theme nights and parties in the foyer - where there is a small bar, for example in honour of Elvis' birthday (I went once and watched Viva Las Vegas). There are also showings of live music videos - the screen sessions at periodic intervals.

    Dress Code: none - come as you are!

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  • Musikverein: City of Music

    by KituAdventures Written Jan 8, 2005

    In a city of music, the Musikverein stands at the top of the heap, and anyone who can should get tickets to the wonderous New Years Eve concert put on by the Weiner Philharmoniker. Music by Vienna stars like Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, and of course Strauss are the favorites.

    Dress Code: Always Very Formal

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    Music & Theatre: A NICE CONCERT!

    by Hosell Written Oct 9, 2004

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    And what about a nice concert of Classical Music?.I choosed this night out from my travel company,they took us to a small and nice palace to see a classical music live concert.Really I enjoyed very much listening the music from Johan Strauss and others in this concert.Is not allowed to take any photos during the concert,but I taked this one at the end!.
    It was a small orchestra,just 12 musicians,but they played excellent!!! .The girls were wearing beautiful dresses.
    BRAVO!!!!

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    Music & Theatre: THE OPERA HOUSE

    by Hosell Written Oct 9, 2004

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    Vienna is one of capitals of Operas and classical music and concerts,so if you have the chance go to the Opera!.There are tickets between 10 Euros (Stand up) till more than 250 Euros!.(for rich people!!) :-)
    This is a interior view at Vienna's Opera House.

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    Music & Theatre: Mozart's Highlights

    by marciaca Written Aug 14, 2004

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    Musikveiren

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived and performed for much of his life in Austria. There are several concerts around Vienna in different music halls. One company performs in period costumes in some of the more impressive halls. We saw the concert in the Musikveiren which was opened by Emporer Franz Joseph in the early 20th century.

    The concerts consists of highlights of Mozarts piano music and from his operas (the Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and the Magic Flute). The concerts finishes with Strauss's "On the Blue Danube."

    Even if you don't like classical music much, you probably would enjoy this as it is all well known and used in movies, commericials, cartoons, etc.

    Costs started at £19 and went to £72.Tickets are sold at hotels or by men in period costumes at Stephensdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral)

    Dress Code: Surprisingly, there was no dress coat, but it is nice to dress smarter for this performance.

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    Vienna State Opera House: Vienna State Opera House

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    Okay -- this isn't what 'nightlife' means for most of you, but a trip to Vienna is not complete without attending a performance at the State Opera House for opera or ballet. This picture is taken on the balcony of the building. The inside is just as ornate.

    Dress Code: You'll see a wide range -- but this IS a major opera house so dressing up is part of the experience!

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    Volksoper: The People's Opera

    by yooperprof Written Nov 23, 2003

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    In Vienna - as elsewhere in Europe - "People's Opera" is no oxymoron, but instead a vital and appreciated part of local culture. I didn't get a chance to see a production here, but I intend to on my next visit. This is the place to see classic productions of Viennese operetta, particularly repertoire masterpieces by the Strauss family, Franz Lehar, or Sigmund Romberg. (They were renovating the Volkoper during the summer of 2003; it may no longer look like this!)

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