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Orchestra in the Musikverein

New Year's Eve Concerts

Two opera houses perform the popular operetta "Die Fledermaus" over the New Year period: the Volksoper (31 December and 1 January) and the Vienna State Opera (31 December, 1 and 3 January). Singers include Adrian Eröd, while Burgtheater actor Peter Simonischek plays the role of Frosch. Best of all: the State Opera Fledermaus will be screened live on the video wall on Karajan Platz in front of the Opera House from 7.00 pm, where it can be watched for free.  A potpourri of opera will be shown earlier in the day starting at 2.00 pm. The performance is also available in the livestreaming offer of the Vienna State Opera.

New Year's Concert by the Philharmonic

The most famous concert in the world - the New Year's Concert - is held in the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein each year on 1 January (previews with an identical program on 30 and 31 December). Mariss Jansons takes to the conductor's stand in 2015/16. All tickets for this year's concerts have already sold out. Tickets for all three concerts are drawn without exception in January via the website of the Vienna Philharmonic. Despite this, there's no need to miss the New Year's Concert: that's because it's shown live on TV in 90 countries as well as on giant video walls both at the New Year's Market on City Hall Square and also on the square in front of the Vienna State Opera.

Members of the Vienna Philharmonic can also be found amongst the Vienna Ring Ensemble. In the atmospheric Brahms Hall of the Musikverein, this formation plays another New Year's Eve concert of popular classical works in the guise of a chamber orchestra (30 and 31 December).

Beethoven, Strauss and opera stars

The Wiener Konzerthaus presents a packed musical New Year's program: The Wiener Symphoniker brings the year to a close with Beethoven's 9th Symphony (30 and 31 December, 1 January).After this festive program, things continue in buoyant mood in the Grand Hall with the New Year's Eve gala of the seven-person band "The Philharmonics" on 31 December. Accompanied by the soprano Valentina Naforniță and bass Ryan Speedo Green, it exudes esprit and atmosphere. The Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna performs rousing polkas, waltzes and marches of the Strauss dynasty (28 and 29 December, 1 January).

The Theater an der Wien offers something special on the evening of New Year's Eve: the two world-class mezzo-sopranos Angelika Kirchschlager and Anne Sofie von Otter lead the audience through the musical worlds of Kurt Weill. At their side: the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

For a humorous start to the new year, head to the Vienna Chamber Opera: "The flying Schnörtzenbrekkers" is the name of the program by Georg Breinschmid, Tomasso Huber and Sebastian Gürtler. Playing the double-bass, violin and accordion, they present a certain composer by the name of Ivica Strauss, who - in the artists' opinion - doesn't quite know how to appreciate musicology.

You can find all concerts from 30 December 2014 to 1 January 2015 here. Those seeking a combination of music and party simply have to follow the New Year's Eve Trail through the Old City.
And you can find all the dates of the ball galas, New Year's Eve banquets and exhibitions in the general New Year’s Eve program here.

Musikverein

Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp   164  cm  wide
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
      Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.

Vienna Konzerthaus

Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 10% off , Saving of € 6

      With a rich and varied program of classical masterpieces, jazz and world music as well as guest performances by internationally acclaimed musicians such as Lang Lang and Hilary Hahn, the Konzerthaus has been at the heart of the Viennese classical musical scene for more than a century. Discounted tickets available at the Konzerthaus box office: all performances eligible for Vienna Card discounts are marked in the monthly Vienna program.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   140  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 435  cm  long
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 94 cm wide and 190 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All halls accessible via elevator, inner ramp.

      2 elevators from ground floor (door width: 90 cm, cabin depth: 190 and 140 cm, cabin width: 94 cm).

      Wheelchair seats: 18 in the Grand Hall, 6 in the Mozart Hall, 3 in the Schubert Hall and 4 in the Berio Hall. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (by prior arrangement).

       

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2, 1010 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • 2 Steps (Swinging doors 87 cm wide )
        Side entrance on right under the arcades on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. From side entrance, access to elevator via inclined elevator (stairlift) in lobby.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Operngasse, Opernring intersection
    • Elevator available
      • 95 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 22 Wheelchair spaces available (4 in the stalls/orchestra, 18 seats in the gallery as needed)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours in ten languages, prior notification for wheelchair users necessary (Tel. +43 1 514 44–2606). Language display.

    • Comments

      Portable ramps available for steps inside building.
      To reserve wheelchair and companion seats for performances, tel. +43 1 514 44-2653 (Mo-Fri, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Volksoper Wien

Währinger Straße 78, 1090 Wien
  • Prices

    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 10% off

      Vienna’s largest venue for operettas, operas, musicals, and ballets. This multifaceted and lively venue is the city’s only stage dedicated to operetta. The billing at the 1,300-seat opera house also includes 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries opera, classic musicals and ballets. 10 % off tickets purchased at the evening box office less than an hour before performances start (except for premieres, third party and special events).

  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Please ring the bell, the porter or the cashier will assist
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 142 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (in stalls, 13 additional wheelchair seats possible, prior notification via phone required 10 days before performance)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator not suitable for wheelchairs.

Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in front of the theatre (from 6 pm)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (stalls)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Chamber Opera (Kammeroper)

Fleischmarkt 24, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Vienna Card reductions only for productions of the Theater an der Wien at Wiener Kammeroper
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 10% off , Saving of € 7,60

      The broad spectrum of works in the Chamber Opera’s repertoire complements the works on the billing at the Theater an der Wien, providing additional insights into the world of operatic literature. The JET ensemble, comprising budding young professional musicians, is helping to breathe new life into this traditional venue.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Not wheelchair accessible, no wheelchair places without steps.

 

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