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Vienna Opera House: Overview of Choices, Tours and Tickets

Vienna opera house at night

While the Vienna State Opera is the main opera house in Vienna, there are three other opera houses you should know of. In the subsequent post I’m sharing my experiences at both venues and how to get tickets. You will also find tips of the best opera venue for children. CORONAVIRUS UPDATE MARCH 2020: As per the Austrian government’s announcement, …

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Stephansdom: St. Stephen’s Cathedral From Catacombs To Concerts

Stephansdom: St. Stephen's Cathedral

Actually, the story of Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) tells the story of Vienna. Not least because it has been around for 900 years and is a key local landmark. As a native I instinctively associate ‘Steffl’ with mundane things like cream wafers, radio and school kids rattling charity moneyboxes in the streets; but you will get the whole story and …

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Vienna New Years Concert: Ticket Information 2021

Vienna New Year's Concert, Daniel Barenboim

The Vienna New Year’s Concert is blasted live across millions of TV screens worldwide every New Year’s day. If you are a classical music fan, you’ll want more than watching this glorious event canned. Here is what to do to see the New Year’s Concert 2021 live. Try Your Luck At The Online Drawing As the demand for Vienna New Year’s …

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Vienna Ball Report: What It Is Really Like.

Vienna Ball of the Coffee Brewers

Vienna Ball Report. Unless you are a die-hard rock fan, visit a Vienna Ball. This complete first-hand report from Wiener Kaffeesiederball at Hofburg Imperial Palace will take you through the setting, the etiquette, the program, ballroom dancing, getting tickets in the first place, and most of all the fun! First and foremost, a Wiener Ball with all its glitz and …

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Vienna Concerts 2020 – 18+ Examples To Avoid Tourist Traps

Vienna Concerts: Vienna Symphonics at Konzerthaus

Every day, my home city stages one to three dozen Vienna concerts. To make things more complicated, the ‘capital of music’ hosts events with varying levels of quality. Let’s assume you are after quality music events and would like to avoid tourist traps. To facilitate your choice I’m sharing a list of great and good concerts below: from Vienna Philharmonic to …

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – How To Get Concert Tickets

Things to do in Vienna December: Musikverein

Clearly, there are no more elusive musicians than the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Because of their outstanding fame, experiencing the Wiener Philharmoniker live has turned into a life goal for many classical music fans.  If you want more than TV and live streaming,  find out how to bag tickets for one of the most famous orchestras in the world. Wiener Philharmoniker …

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Music Tour Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven And Who Set The Tone

Music Tour Vienna. If you are a classical music connoisseur go from sound to power of music: Once I went beyond nights at the Staatsoper and tracing composers in Vienna, I finally understood that there was more to Vienna’s ‘capital of music’ label than a tourism tag.  To begin with, the Mozart House, the Beethoven House and top music venues such …

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Vienna Boys Choir Events in Vienna – Schedule and Tickets 2020

Vienna Boys Choir

When does the Vienna Boys Choir stage events in Vienna and how to get tickets? To help you experience the Wiener Sängerknaben during your stay, I’m sharing their schedule in 2020 at different locations and how to get tickets. Learn where best to hear their angelic voices, see them and even meet and greet the choir boys. 1. Boys Choir …

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Booking Vienna Opera Tickets: Don’t Make This Mistake

The Nutcracker, Vienna State Opera

As you look into booking Vienna Opera tickets I’d love for you to learn from my experience. Being Viennese I have been to Wiener Staatsoper several times. Until some time ago, I played the ‘ticket waiting list game’ with the opera’s affiliated ticket provider. As it happened, at some stage, I would usually be thrown off that waiting list, or …

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