Goodnight Vienna: Plácido Domingo’s Nabucco is his farewell to Vienna State Opera and there is no one there to see it

AustriaAustria Verdi, Nabucco: Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from Vienna State Opera, 22.1.2021. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Nabucco final scene

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Piotr Beczala features in Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s nightmarish Rusalka in pre-pandemic Vienna

AustriaAustria Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). 4.2.2020 performance at the Vienna State Opera, livestreamed (directed by Jasmina Eleta) on 15.1.2021. (JPr)

Opening scene of Vienna State Opera’s Rusalka

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Nureyev’s The Nutcracker from Vienna State Ballet looks back to the past and also to the future

AustriaAustria Rudolf Nureyev’s Der Nussknacker (The Nutcracker): Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Kevin Rhodes (conductor). 27.12.2018 performance at Vienna State Opera House, reviewed as a livestream (directed by Balázs Delbó). (JPr)

Robert Gabdullin (Prince) and Natascha Mair (Clara)

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A sublime, life-enhancing, New Year’s Day Concert 2021 from Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic

AustriaAustria New Year’s Day Concert 2021 (without audience): Vienna Philharmonic / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Broadcast (directed by Henning Kasten) from the Golden Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, 1.1.2021. (JPr)

Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

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The champagne falls flat for Vienna’s lockdown 2020 New Year’s Eve Die Fledermaus

AustriaAustria Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Livestream (directed by Volker Grohskopf) from the Vienna State Opera, 31.12.2020. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Die Fledermaus Act II

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Choreography iconic and new from Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer in Vienna State Ballet’s Mahler, live

AustriaAustria Mahler, live – choreography by Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer: Soloists and Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Axel Kober (conductor). Filmed at Vienna State Opera (directed by Miriam Hoyer) and available on ARTE Concert (click here) until 4.3.2021. (JPr)

Olga Esina and Marco Menha in Live

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Kaufmann is not the best thing about Konwitschny’s Vienna Don Carlos which stands the test of time

AustriaAustria Verdi, Don Carlos: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). 4.10.2020 performance (directed for TV by Dominik Kepczynski) and reviewed as a 22.11.2020 livestream. (JPr)

Don Carlos – Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlos), Igor Golovantenko (Rodrigue)
and Michele Pertusi (Philippe II)

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