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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

At the Summer Night Concert, the Vienna Philharmonic play open-air in the park of Schönbrunn Palace and to the familiar high standard. And have done year after year since 2004. Unusually in 2020, the year of coronavirus, the concert is not open to the public – the park gates will remain closed. Only a very small contingent of tickets will be raffled off in advance. Nevertheless, you can join in, as always, thanks to the worldwide TV broadcast.

An evening devoted to love

Like every year, the guest conductor and soloists grace the concert with their participation. Taking up the baton at the 2020 Summer Night Concert is the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev. At his side: the German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, singing arias by Jules Massenet, Emmerich Kálmán and Giacomo Puccini.

The program is all about "love" and includes selected works from the areas of concert, film, ballet, opera and operetta.

  1. Richard Strauss: Prelude und Presentation of the Rose from the Rosenkavalier-Suite
  2. Richard Wagner: "Love Music" from Tristan und Isolde (Symphonic Synthesis by Leopold Stokowski)
  3. Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
  4. Jules Massenet: "Pourquoi me réveiller" from Werther
  5. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  6. Emmerich Kálmán: "Wenn es Abend wird" from Gräfin Mariza
  7. Maurice Jarre: Suite from Doctor Zhivago
  8. Aram Khatschaturjan: Adagio from Spartacus
  9. Giacomo Puccini: "Nessun dorma!" from Turandot

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020
Global television broadcast from Schönbrunn Palace Park: ORF 2: September 18, 2020, 8.15 pm - 9.40 pm; 3SAT: September 18, 2020, 9.55 pm - 11:30 pm. We kindly request viewers outside of Austria to check the television listings in their respective countries.
It is not possible to visit the event this year for everyone. A drawing of a few tickets for the concert will take place on Monday, September 14, 2020, beginning at 1 PM at

Summer Night Concert 2019

Park at Schönbrunn Palace Entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Maxingstraße, 1130 Wien
  • Opening times

    • daily, 06:30 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Sightseeing-train through the palace park with hydraulic auto-lift for wheelchairs. Daily between 10 am and 6 pm from mid March until the end of October. Reduced price for wheelchair-users.

    • Comments

      Daily until dusk, some sights only accessible through gentle climbs and over gravel paths.

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