An excellent 2023 cast puts the fizz back into Vienna State Opera’s venerable Die Fledermaus

AustriaAustria Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Simone Young (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from the Vienna State Opera, 31.12.2023. (JPr)

Hiroshi Amako (Alfred) and Camilla Nylund (Rosalinde) © WS/Michael Pöhn

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Netrebko and Guerrero impress in an eye-watering revival of Carsen’s Vienna Manon Lescaut

AustriaAustria Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Jader Bignamini (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Anna Gettel) from Vienna State Opera on 8.11.2023. (JPr)

Robert Carsen’s Manon Lescaut Act II © Wiener Staatsoper

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After four decades Il trittico returns to Vienna State Opera in a new staging by Tatjana Gürbaca

AustriaAustria Puccini, Il trittico: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from the Vienna State Opera, 7.10.2023. (JPr)

Il tabarro © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Vienna State Ballet’s season opener Don Quixote revival does Rudolf Nureyev proud

AustriaAustria Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote: Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Robert Reimer (conductor). Transmitted live (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Vienna State Opera, 16.9.2023. (JPr)

Zsolt Török (l, Don Quixote), Liudmila Konovalova (centre, Dulcinea) and Olga Esina (r, The Queen of the Dryads) © Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor

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Shostakovich’s ‘tragedy-satire’ Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk creates a frisson in Vienna

AustriaAustria Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Alexander Soddy (conductor). Broadcast live from Vienna State Opera (directed by Ella Gallieni), 12.6.2023. (JPr)

Elena Mikhailenko (Katerina) and Günther Groissböck (Boris) © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn

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Barrie Kosky’s production of Don Giovanni revived at the Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus (chorus director: Thomas Lang) and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Vienna State Opera, Vienna, 3.2.2023. (MB)

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Donna Anna) and Ain Anger (Commendatore) © Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn

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Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic bring total coherence to Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

AustriaAustria Mahler: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Christoph Engel) on STAGE+ from the Musikverein, Golden Hall, Vienna, 15.1.2023. (JPr)

Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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