About the Event
Discover the wonderful music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Strauss family in the unique halls of the Vienna Hofburg and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
The world‐famous melodies of Mozart and waltzes of Strauss have their origins in Vienna. They are as much a part of this beautiful city as St. Stephen's Cathedral or the Heuriger and are its cultural heritage and landmark at the same time.
From May to October, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra performs classical concerts with the most famous works by Josef and Johann Strauss, as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It also performs lively opera and operetta arias, as well as duets by Emmerich Kálmán and Franz Lehár. The orchestra accompanies internationally renowned opera singers and ballet soloists from Vienna's popular opera houses.
Just as Johann Strauss intended, and in keeping with the tradition of all great Viennese orchestras, the musicians have prepared some musical jokes to delight the audience anew each evening!
The SUPERIOR category includes the best seats, a programme booklet and a music CD of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and is only available from May to October.
Duration: approx. 90 minutes
The venue is barrier‐free. Please inform us when booking if you need help for wheelchair users.
Formal evening dress is not required, but we recommend attire suited to the elegant atmosphere of the Vienna Imperial Palace.
The concerts of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra are mostly held in the Hofburg, in the Festival Hall or Ceremonial Hall. Other venues include the Konzerthaus and the Liechtenstein Garden Palace.
- Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus – Die Fledermaus, Overture
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Nun vergiß‘ leises Flehn — (Figaros Hochzeit)
- Josef Strauss – Ohne Sorgen‐ Polka
- Emmerich Kálmán – Heia, heia in den Bergen (Die Csardasfürstin)
- Johann Strauss – Rosen aus dem Süden, Walzer
- Johann Strauss – Im Krapfenwaldl — Polka
- Johann Strauss – Eljen a Magyar, Polka, op. 332
- Johann Strauss – Wiener Blut — Duett
- Johann Strauss – Vergnügungszug — Polka
- Franz Lehár – Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Land des Lächelns)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen — Duett (Zauberflöte)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Papageno – Papagena – Duett (Zauberflöte)
- Josef Strauss – Feuerfest — Polka française
- Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus – Brüderlein — Schwesterlein (Fledermaus)
- Johann Strauss – An der schönen blauen Donau — Walzer”
Cast / Production
The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra consists of up to 40 musicians and is accompanied by internationally renowned opera singers and classical ballet from Vienna's opera houses.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.
Johann Strauss Jr., also known as the king of waltz, is the most famous Austrian composer of dance music and operettas. He was born in 1825 in Vienna’s suburbs. Even though his father, Johann Strauss I, was a respected composer, he was totally opposed to his son' secision to dedicate his life to music and wanted him to become a banker instead. Therefore, the boy had to learn to play the violin literally in secrecy. His tutor, Franz Amon, was actually the first violin player of his father’s orchestra. Meanwhile, the young Strauss went to the polytechnic college at his father’s request. In 1844 Johann Strauss Jr. formed his own small orchestra that performed in different casinos and restaurants. But his father, being very influential on the local musical scene, made a lot of effort to get his son’s orchestra banned from playing at popular locations and events. However, this could hardly stop the young Strauss from becoming a success in Austria. After his father’s death, Strauss merged both their orchestras and started touring Austria and nearby countries. He as well as his younger brothers ,who were also composers, basked in fame due to their dance music that sounded so modern and innovative back then. Johann Strauss also travelled to the United States where he beat the record by conducting an orchestra of 1000 people. Until his death in 1899, Strauss was extremely popular thanks to his light and lively music, full of blissfulness, zest for life and enjoyment. His works celebrate nature’s beauty, purl of water, gush of wind and wisper of tree leaves.
4.5 of 5
It was magnificant
Françoise G, Suisse
Magnifique…frais… enjoué …drôle …spontané…vivant…un moment délicieux où les interprètes ne cachaient pas leur bonheur de jouer…un pur délice !!!
CHIE M, Japan
It was really great, I truly enjoyed,
Seijiro K., Japan
Have preferred a little earlier start, 20.00
Charles K., United Kingdom
Fantastic experience, with first class musicians and opera singers.
Lars B., Norway
Very good experience
Yuka U., Japan