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The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra at the Vienna State Opera. In the summer of 2020, one of the finest orchestral associations in Vienna meets again one of the most famous opera houses in the world.

Accompanied by internationally renowned opera singers and ballet soloists, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra will present classic Viennese compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Strauss Family at the Vienna State Opera.

After the outstanding success at the premiere in 2019, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra is proud to announce four further dates for the year 2020.

  • July 2020
  • August 2020

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera

In 1971, the best musicians from all the major Vienna orchestra associations joined forces under conductor Gert Hofbauer to form the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra.
Their declared aim was to cultivate Viennese waltz and operetta music, and to bring it to the world. Domestic and foreign radio and television productions, international engagements for symphonic concerts, as well as studio ...recordings have made the orchestra well-known and renowned.

They have performed at all the big concert halls in Vienna: The “Golden Hall” of the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Palais Liechtenstein and the Vienna Konzerthaus. All but the Vienna State Opera...

Then, In July 2018, the Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra performed under conductor Kurt Schmid in a collaboration with the Austrian-Japanese festival choir Beethoven's 9th Symphony with great success.

In August 2019, the year of the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra presented the most popular compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Strauss family in the sold-out Vienna State Opera.

Now 4 further dates will follow 2020. On July 19th and August 14th, 15th and 16th one of Vienna's best orchestral associations meets one of the famous opera houses in the world.

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The Vienna Hofburg Orchester -at the Vienna State Opera - What to expect:

The concert:
The Concert of the Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra lasts 90 minutes, with no break. The program changes each concert, but some “Highlights” are always performed. For example the “Blue danube Waltz” by Johann Strauss, the “Polka Francaise” by Josef Strauss or arias from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.

The venue:
The Vienna Stat...e Opera is one of the greatest and most famous opera houses of our world. It impresses not only by its architectural aspects, countless world premieres are also part of its repertoire. It was commissioned by the husband of the famous empress Sissi, built between 1863 and 1869 and for the opening W.A. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” was performed.
There are seats for over 1.700 spectators and visiting the State Opera is a must see for every visitor in Vienna.

Seating:
You will receive your seat tickets at the evening box office in the Vienna State Opera where you need to present the eTicket or Order Confirmation of Viennatickets.com.
While booking, you will not be able to select seats, but only ticket category, as the booking system of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and the booking system of the Vienna State Opera are not compatible. If you have booked your tickets together, you will always sit together. The evening box office opens 1 hour before the concert begins.

Dresscode:
There is no strict dress code for the Vienna State opera, although there is nothing wrong with dressing up for the occasion.

Orchestra Size and cast of the Vienna Residence Orchestra:
The Vienna Residence Orchestra is a Symphony Orchestra, that means they perform with 30 - 40 musicians, accompanied by Opera Singers and Ballet. This setup is perfect for the grand stage of the Vienna State Opera.

Cancellation policy:
Full refunds are available until one week before the day of the concert. Thereafter a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged. All cancellations must be received in written form.

Information for people with disabilities:
Elevators are available.

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Vienna State Opera - Facade at night
Vienna State Opera - Facade at night
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Vienna State Opera - grand staircase
Vienna State Opera - grand staircase
Vienna State Opera - grand staircase
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Vienna State Opera - Auditorium
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