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Vienna State Opera House Mozart Concert in Historical Costumes

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the prominent Vienna State Opera to begin your evening. Since its inaugural performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in 1869, the venue has since become one of the world’s top opera houses.
    Settle into your selected seat and enjoy a performance from the Vienna Music Orchestra, 30 musicians from top Viennese orchestras devoted exclusively to the works of Mozart. Enjoy a rich sampling of the great composer’s symphonies, instrumental concertos and arias and duets from his operas.
    If you’d like to upgrade your experience, select the VIP package, which includes a gourmet dinner, a carriage ride from the restaurant to the Vienna State Opera House and top concert seating. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or a soft drink at the venue, as well as the opportunity to meet the performers backstage.
    Itinerary
    The program of the Vienna Mozart Concerts is characterized by a very accurate selection of the works. The artistic conception giving ground to the musical sequence of overtures, arias, duets, movements of symphonies and concerts offers powerful insight in the titanic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    Performers
    The Vienna Mozart Orchestra includes 30 musicians from the best Viennese orchestras; 2 opera singers (soprano and baritone) from the Vienna State Opera and Volksopera; and 1 soloist for piano, violin and flute.

    Orchestra, conductor and singers perform in period costumes
    Formerly the winter residence of the Habsburgs, the Hofburg has a unique situation among the great festive halls in Vienna. It was here that the Emperor entertained his guests. Modern technical systems, such as air-conditioning have been successfully integrated into this magnificent hall.

    History of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra
    The Vienna Mozart Orchestra was founded in 1986 by musicians from the best and most famous Viennese orchestras and from various chambers music ensembles. The artists all shared the aim of preserving the musical tradition and the cultural of Vienna by dedicating themselves to the cultivation and representation of symphonic chamber music of the Viennese Classical Period.

    As the name Vienna Mozart Orchestra implies, the 30 musicians devote themselves exclusively to the works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most accomplished representative of that period who, though born in Salzburg, found his home in Vienna. The orchestra's repertoire ranges from all of Mozart's symphonies to a great variety of his instrumental concertos (for violin, piano and wind) to arias and duets from his most famous operas.

    Below is an example of one of the 80 different programs:

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
    "Don Giovanni", K. 527
    Overture
    Duettino Zerlina - Don Giovanni
    La ci darem la mano
    Donna Elvira's aria: Mi tradi
    Don Giovanni's aria: Finch' han dal vino

    Posthorn-Serenade, D Major, K 320
    6th movement: Menuetto

    Violin concerto No. 5 A Major, K. 219
    1st movement: Allegro aperto
    2nd movement: Adagio
    3rd movement: Rondo, Tempo di Menuetto

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    "The Marriage of Figaro", K. 492
    Overture
    The Count's aria: Hai gia vinta la causa!
    Duet Susanna - Count: Crudel! perche finora

    Symphony No. 40, g minor, K 550
    1st movement: Molto Allegro

    "Cosi fan tutte", K 588
    Fiordiligi's aria: Come scoglio

    Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
    1st movement: Allegro

    "The Magic Flute", K. 620
    Papageno's aria:
    Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja
    Duet Papageno - Papageno: Pa - pa

    JOHANN STRAUSS:
    "The Blue Danube" - Waltz
    Radetzky March

    Please note this is a sample program which is subject to change without notice
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    Beautiful architecture and music but unfortunately there were tourist crowds who clearly don't value or know how to enjoy a concert and ruin it for others as well. They talked loudly, their kids were literally jumping off their seats while playing their Asian videogames on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Naser D
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Purchased tickets for 50€, ended up getting box seats, front row, worth 85€ instead! Great view, Mozart orchestra assorted variety with some opera sings every few songs. No AC in theatre just FYIMore

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Eryn P
    WienerMozartKonzerte, Manager at Vienna Mozart Concerts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Eryn P, thank you very much for visiting Wiener Mozart Konzerte at the Vienna State Opera and recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the performance of our orchestra and we would be more than happy to welcome you again in...More

    Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

    Vienna State Opera is a magnificent building! This is one in a life time experience for sure. We saw an opera called Manon that is in itself is a masterpiece. But the building is something else. Pretty much anywhere you sit the view of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Andrey V
    WienerMozartKonzerte, Manager at Vienna Mozart Concerts, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

    Dear Andrey V, thank you for your review, but we are afraid your review does not belong to us. While the Wiener Mozart Orchestra also performs in the Vienna State Opera in July and August, this TripAdvisor-entry is only for Wiener Mozart Konzerte. However, if...More

    Reviewed January 3, 2019

    The Vienna Stateo Operal house is definitely something to see. However, try to go at a date or time when the lines aren't too long. We had one group in front of us with a Japanese speaking group and another behind with an Italian speaking...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Lisa G
    Reviewed December 11, 2018

    first, you need to book early enough to find a good location at a reasonable price. second, you may dress in casual wear, but you will find men and women are well dressed. third, photos and video recording are prohibited. fourth, the show starts on...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank drhassansabry
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