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Volksoper Vienna: Best Vienna Theatre for Operetta Musicals

Volksoper Vienna: Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus

Volksoper Vienna. Dear opera and theater lovers, what about looking behind the scenes and exploring Wien’s popular operetta genre? Watching an operetta musical at a Vienna theatre like Volksoper entertains and enlightens in a very local way. Ever since I could think my late grandparents and their friends raved about this popular Wiener opera house. Now also my generation rediscovers operetta …

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Johann Strauss Vienna Guide: What To See And Do Off-Path

Johann Strauss apartment in Vienna

Johann Strauss Vienna Guide. Honestly, not even the most fervent Johann Strauss II fans will detect Strauss at every step in Vienna. Too hidden are his former apartments, too secluded exhibitions about him, and too tucked away or irregular are Strauss music events. Hence, here is the top guide to Vienna for fans of the King of Waltz. Who Was Johann …

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Mozart House Vienna: Review of Mozarthaus and Mozart Museum

Mozart house Vienna: facade

Mozart House Vienna Review. If your love of Mozart goes beyond music explore his private world in Wien. Nowhere else did Mozart compose as much music as during his 10 years in Vienna. Since I have been to the Mozarthaus in Vienna let me share what to expect from this museum and apartment. The Mozart House Vienna Building Mozart House …

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Vienna Classical Music Tours – My Favourite Musical Walks

Vienna classical music tours: Mozarthaus

Vienna Classical Music Tours. While you will love visiting a concert or opera in Vienna, it won’t tell you the full story. Since the Habsburg Emperors, Wien has been running a classical music industry second to none. Top composers from Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, to Schubert, Strauss and Vivaldi nurtured their talents here. Actually I’m not the best person to …

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Hidden Classical Music In Vienna: Mozart Off-Path

church St. Peter in Vienna

As you would expect classical music in Vienna echoes from every corner. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? If the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily public concerts at EUR 50 a ticket the choice would be easy. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what I did. The Venue …

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Vienna Theatres 2021: Where to Watch The Best Shows and Plays

Vienna theatres: lounge, Volkstheater Vienna

Throughout Europe Vienna theatres and shows have a fantastic reputation, and come in various formats: from our national treasure Burgtheater to opera theaters, musical theatres, and small but ambitious English language stages. Whether you kept some of  your school German or know no Deutsch at all, screen a selection of the best theatres. Some perform in English and some offer …

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New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna 2021

New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna: Church St. Charles Borromeo

New Years Eve concerts. There is hardly a better way to let 2020 float past in Vienna than with music. If you are not up to a violinist fiddling into your ear at an Austrian dinner show, you will find my list of the top six ‘Silvester’ classical concerts useful. UPDATE: Due to the latest Corona virus restrictions, all concerts …

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Music Museum Vienna: The House of Music Reviewed

Music Museum Vienna: House of Music's interactive sound installation

If you are after a top music museum Vienna hosts the House of Music. This interactive place lets you explore the world of music in a uniquely comprehensive way: from the creation of sound and voice to musical instruments, composing music, and the stories of Austrian composers. In the lobby piano enthusiasts will even find a piano to play on. My …

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Vienna Opera For Children 2020: 5 Most Magic Places

Things to do in Vienna December: opera for children

Vienna Opera for Children. As a matter of fact, Wien can introduce children to the world of opera and classical music like no other capital. Almost throughout the year you and your family can watch special children’s operas. Since they are all funny and not too long they create a great first opera experience for kids. While children’s operas are …

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Vienna State Opera Guide 2021: 5 Must Knows, 3 Good-To-Knows

Vienna State Opera: auditorium

How to book Vienna State Opera tickets and what is the dress code at Wiener Staatsoper? For classical music fans like probably you (and me) a night at the opera is one of the best ways to spend an elegant evening in my hometown. As a matter of fact, the Vienna State Opera powers world famous opera singers, the world’s …

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