Tag: Vienna


Ball im Savoy: Komische Oper Berlin, © Photo: Iko Freese Classical Guide / Classical World

Neither a fully-sung drama, nor a play with added songs, but combining the best of both worlds, operetta is often unfairly overlooked or dismissed, but offers an ideal introduction to the conventions of classical music theater for the novice, or simply a charmingly light-hearted night out for the aficionado.


Golden Hall of the Musikverein, Vienna © Photographer: Stefou (Flickr) Classical World / Fun Facts

The New Year’s Concert in Vienna’s Musikverein is Europe’s answer to Times Square. Tickets to the New Year’s Day performance by the Vienna Philharmonic are almost as coveted and hard to secure as a place in heaven, but millions follow the festivities through television broadcasts in over 90 countries.


Santa Maria del Mar - Barcelona © Faris Algosaibi Music Destinations

We would like to plead for a kinder, gentler way to experience the remarkable array of buildings produced throughout history in the name of religion. A concert in a church is an ideal way to relieve your tourist angst, and steer clear of the “been there, done that, took a selfie” mentality.


Johann Strauss’ Vienna Itineraries

The life of Johann Strauss II is historically entwined with that of Vienna, and with Austria, where the composer’s Blue Danube Waltz is the unofficial national anthem.


Vienna, schloss belvedere © Popp Hackner Upcoming concerts

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is also the international capital of classical music. Explore the selection of popular Vienna concerts.