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    Vienna State Opera

    by Krumlovgirl Written Dec 11, 2002

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    I can’t think of a better way to spend the evening than attending the opera in Vienna. We saw a German, modern, version of “Romeo and Juliet.” It was very entertaining and we were able to buy “under 26” tickets which allowed us to save money. We especially liked the fact that the little screens in front of our seats translated everything they sang to English.

    Dress Code: Definitely dress up. You’ll see everything from diamonds to mink at the opera. Unfortunately, since we were trying to “rough it” we didn’t have very dressy clothes. I even wore my snow boots under my long black skirt, hoping that the material would hide them.

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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.

    Sep 05 - Theater an der Wien View from first balcony View from first balcony
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    State Opera House: You must see an opera in Vienna!

    by SurfaceTravel Written Feb 4, 2010

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    Before arriving, we got the concierge of our hotel to get us tickets to see the Barber of Seville. What a good call! This was the highlight of our trip here and fortunately it was a lively entertaining opera. The architecture and decor inside is as amazing as you'd expect.

    There is an electronic translation screen on the back of the seat in front of you. You can choose among four languages, among them English. These are much better than the translations shown at other venues high above the stage.

    Dress Code: Smart casual. I wore a sports jacket, which fit in, but many others did not. One or two men wore black tie.

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    Raimund Theater: Musicals - German Language

    by Aleyd Updated Sep 3, 2006

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    Raimund Theater - currently showing the German language version of Romeo and Juliet (Romeo und Julia). Amazing voices and use of stage and props. Very impressed.

    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.

    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.

    Raimund Theater - Sep 05
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    Musikverein: A concert in the Musikverein

    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

    The Musikverein at night
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    Musikverein: The Golden Hall at the Musikverein **

    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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    The Interior of the golden Hall Impressive . . . What an experience The interior The ceiling
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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.

    I have just posted the photograph, the text with more information will follow later on

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

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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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    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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    Music & Theatre: Jeunesse.at

    by morgenhund Written Feb 18, 2007

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    Jeunesse.at is responsible for promoting live events - in particular classical music in an affordable way to the young - if you are under 26, then you pay half price on tickets. Booking is online, via their website, otherwise there is a ticket office at the Musikverein. It is possible to book online and to then pick up your tickets before the concert - this only applies for concerts in Vienna though. Online booking requires a credit card, but the process is simple and the forms are available in English or German.

    Dress Code: Informal but smartish.

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    Music & Theatre: One should go to at least one concert...

    by stellar-stella Written Mar 1, 2007

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    I spent a lot of time trying to decide which concert to go, because there were just too many choices. And I think the Vienna tourism board isn't doing a good job to make all the performances more organized, so that tourists can easily tell the features of each concert and then choose one according to their preferrence.
    But maybe it's still a best solution to go to the information centre to ask for a general introduction, though I don't think they're patient and helpful enough...
    You'll also come across people in cloaks on the street, selling tickets of the concerts. It's advisory to buy tickets from them, coz it's possible to bargain...and the tickets sold in the information centre can be MORE EXPENSIVE!
    My opinion is: since all concerts should be good, all at least has it's own advantage, just choose one which is held in a place you're interested in visiting...
    I myself went to a puppet performance of "Magic Flute". I'm a little regretful for that...it's not so fantastic as I expected. It can't match a live ochestra, I believe...
    Some of the concerts go with dinner in the fancy restaurants. I think it'll be nice to have dinner there, as long as you can afford that...
    For the concerts only, the student ticket costs around 25euro. Or maybe you can bargain, which I didn't try...

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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: 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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    Music & Theatre: Mozart's Highlights

    by marciaca Written Aug 14, 2004

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    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.

    Musikveiren

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    Wiener Konzerthaus...

    by OrlandoBR Updated Sep 24, 2002

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    There are many spectacles of waltz and dance designed for tourists. But being a music lover I must suggest you go for the real thing, a concert of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Konzerthaus, or the Wiener Philharmoniker (one of the very best in the world) at the Musikverein, that's what there is of most sublime in terms of music and then it's what Vienna is all about. Not to mention the beauty of the music halls and the fact that, well, MOZART, played here...

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