Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 29

SCHIKANEDER MUSICAL

THE TURBULENT LOVE STORY BEHIND THE MAGIC FLUTE The multi-talented young actor, singer, poet, director and theatre manager, Emanuel Schikaneder, is a hit with audiences right from the word go. His on-stage charisma is equalled only by the force of his charm off-stage – women throw themselves at him by the score. But it is […]

December 29

WIEN ROYAL ORCHESTER: MOZART & STRAUSS KONZERTE

“There is only one imperial city-there is only one Vienna”, said Johann Strauss, “the king of waltz”and symbol of the “Viennese music”. The Royal Classic Gala presents the masterworks of renowned Austrian composers. Accompanied by Viennese opera singers, the Vienna Royal Orchestra interprets this “most charming”music in one of the most magnificient buildings of the imperial era.  To maintain the tradition, theVienna […]

EGON SCHIELE: LEOPOLD MUSEUM

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December 29

GUSTAV KLIMT: LEOPOLD MUSEUM

The Leopold Museum is presenting an exhibition of Viennese art at the turn of the century, titled “Vienna 1900”. The Jugendstil, Vienna’s Art Nouveau movement, endeavoured to encompass all areas of life within a so-called „gesamtkunstwerk” („total work of art”). Its main exponents Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann are synonymous with the art […]

December 29

ST. MARX CEMETERY: MOZART ‘S GRAVE

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791 and was buried in a pauper’s grave in the St.Marx Communal Cemetery. For many years the location of Mozart’s remains was unknown until 1855 when it is believed the grave was discovered. In 1859 Hanns Gasserbuilt a monument there. This was later transferred to the group of honorary graves for musicians at Vienna’s Central Cemetery. […]

December 29

BELVEDERE PALACE & MUSEUM

The two Belvedere palaces were built in the early eighteenth century by the famous Baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt to be used as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736). One of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, this ensemble – comprising the Upper and Lower Belvedere and an extensive garden – is […]

December 28

PRE & POST OPERA CHATS WITH GAIL, PAUL & MY PARENTS

My AT&T video profile inspired my friend Gail who HATES opera to try opera in hopes that she could see it through my eyes.  By coincidence, we were both in Vienna over the holidays and I already had tickets to Die Zauberflote.  She asked if she and Paul could come and also asked if before […]