Music & Theatre, Vienna
There are two English theatres (Fundnus 9th district and in the Josefstadt 8th district)in Vienna as well as the Burg and Volk theatres. If you can get hold of standing tickets for the Opera then just don't miss out on the opportunity its worth it just to see inside the building! There are always great musicals on as well such as Hair or Tommy.
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!
Culture vultures will love this.... Catch a 'live' performance here at the world famous - Vienna Concert Hall.
Worried whether you can get tickets to your favorite opera, plays or musicals? Don't worry! You can try surfing to this website and book your tickets online BEFORE you fly off to Vienna.
http://www.viennaticket.at (Book Your Tickets Online @ Vienna Tickets.
Finally managed to catch up with Neil Young here and enjoyed his performance very much. Not so sure about the venue itself, my advice is buy the most expensive tickets you can, the cheap seats at the back are not great, view or sound. Getting in the place confusing also, my ticket had North entrance on it - there's not one - use east or west!
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
well you know that Vienna is the Capital of Classical Music and there are many Classical Music and Orchestra's in and around Vienna with various Venues, however, the best is still the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein Golden Hall if you have time to see them as they don't play everyday as they go around the globe a lot. you next best bet is the Vienna Residence Orchestra which holds some of their classical music plays at the Palais Auersperg. The Orchestra is composed of up to 40 musicians, opera singers and ballet dancers of which they do nightly classical music gigs at the Palais Auersperg by playing various Waltzes, Ballet, Polkas, Singing.
their presentation is as follows (from their website:)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
•Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"
•Papageno-Papagena, Duet from "The Magic Flute"
•Divertimento D-Major KV 136, 1. Movement
•Violinconzert G-Major, 2. Movement
•Duet from "Don Giovanni"
•Aria from "The Marriage of Figaro"
•Eljen a Magyar, Polka
•Aria from "The Gypsy Baron"
•Tick Tack Polka
•Csardas from "Ritter Paszman"
•Viennese Blood, Walz
•Blue Danube Walz
of which the orchestra starts at 8:15 pm to 9:45 pm everyday with a 15 minute intermission between the two acts. Complimentary drinks given at intermission and you can buy CD's and DVD's of their presentation but no picture taking or video taking allowed during the play (I manage to steal a few shots though).
Admission Prices: per person
58 Euros for VIP (front rows)
52 Euros for Class A Seating (middle rows)
42 Euros for Class B (Back Rows)
you can go there directly or buy tickets online or book them via your friendly tour director at the hotel you are staying.
Hours: 7:45 pm (admission) to 9:45 Pm (end)
Dress Code: smart casual
No Dress Code here
This is another picture taken in the nice small palace where the concert took place.It was taken at end of representation.
Vienna State Opera
All attempts to discribe this temple of classical music-theatre are destined to fail!
Dress Code: As formal as it gets.
World renouned home of opera draws the well-heeled crowd.
Dress Code: No jeans or boots so we obviously didn't go, but looked nice from outside.
Long Suit and long dress...
When you don`t have it with you, try to wear the best clothes you have
No Jeans and no tennis shoes...leather shoes!!
If you think it`s too expensive, go for places where you have to stand - they are in the back,. but the music impression is the same...
And it`s cheap - I think you can get it for a few Euros...
The Planet Music was formerly known as Rockhouse. On their premises you will find as well the Marshall Live Cafe.
Dress Code: Please NO TIES!