Safety Curtain in the Vienna State Opera, 2020/21, by Carrie Mae Weems: "Queen B (Mary J. Blige)"
© Carrie Mae Weems, Queen B (Mary J. Blige), Safety Curtain, museum in progress, Vienna State Opera, 2020/2021 © museum in progress (www.mip.at)

Music for the home

#stayhome is the motto again. Many of Vienna's cultural institutions are moving their activities online. Museums and collections are presenting their splendors and treasures virtually. There are comforting offerings for music fans in the area of music, too, until the call goes out once more: Curtain up!

Lots of time for opera

Piotr Beczala's Vienna role debut as Werther (January 10, 8:15 p.m., ORF III).
Revival of Nabucco with Plácido Domingo around his 80th birthday (broadcast on January 24 at 8:15 p.m.)

Vienna State Opera live - The stages are closed to the public, but via television (ORF) you can look forward - free of charge - to the Revival of Nabucco with Plácido Domingo around his 80th birthday (broadcast on Jan. 24 at 8:15 p.m.).

The Vienna State Opera offers video recordings from the archive during the closure period. All streams are available free of charge in Austria as well as internationally. The start is always at 7:00 p.m., and the broadcasts are available for 24 hours.

Free streamings on play.wiener-staatsoper.at

The Volksoper Wien is going all out for young audiences: JungeVolksoper@home is a platform that brings together all kinds of material (videos, puzzles, craft sheets to browse, get involved in, and download) on favorite productions. To fill the time until Peter Pan, Carmen, King Carrot, and the Canterville Ghost can be experienced live on stage again.

The Theater an der Wien is also massively expanding its music program for the whole family. There is something for everyone here: riddles, daring a ride on the instrument carousel, getting to know operas in short videos, or perhaps crafting Beethoven as a puppet. Who knows whether the children or adults will have more fun with this ...

Virtual Jazz Club

"The show must go on(line) again", that's the announcement from Porgy & Bess. The club is going virtual again: it is continuing to offer its stage to all previously engaged ensembles in the empty club and activating its tried and tested jazz delivery service to ensure a supply of basic musical services. On days when international bands are unable to travel to the club, recordings from the archive will be aired. The performing musicians will receive their fee. Virtual audiences can make a contribution using the pay-as-you-wish button.

Have courage – at the MuTh!

The MuTh is the concert hall of the Vienna Boys' Choir. The name actually stands for "Music and Theater". But "Mut", the German word for courage, can also rightly be read in the name. In addition to the young gentlemen, many other musicians perform here in all guises. Some concerts will now go online instead.

Behind the scenes

The Wiener Konzerthaus is normally a pulsating hub of music, home to variety and diversity. It's currently taking a break – but Facebook offers a few fun facts about the theater, concert operations, and music. In the ten-episode series Konzerthaus Shorts, rapper Yasmo and cabaret artist Josef Hader cover topics such as 1001 rooms, boxer and hairstylist stories, non-flying wings (grand pianos), and chairs that set the tone. Want to know more?

Listen to some streaming concerts or follow the invitation to enjoy five "living room concerts" of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from the Great Hall  virtually.

World stars of music

2020 was all about Beethoven and his musical legacy around the entire world. We interviewed global music stars such as Billy Joel, Yuja Wang, Valentina Nafornita, Rebekka Bakken, Juan Diego Flórez, and many other greats from the international music business and elicited from them some fantastic songs of praise about Beethoven's musical output and Vienna, the world capital of music. All Ears on: Vienna

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)

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Vienna Volksoper

Währinger Straße 78, 1090 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • 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.

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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.
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Porgy & Bess

Riemergasse 11, 1010 Wien
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MuTh – Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys' Choir

Am Augartenspitz 1, 1020 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   180  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 600  cm  long ,   150  cm  wide ,  30  cm  high
    • Elevator available
      • 100 cm wide and 155 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 4 Wheelchair spaces available (in orchestra on right, row 12)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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Vienna Konzerthaus

Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding 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.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      "Klangberührt": 4 inklusive Konzerte im Schubert-Saal, Empfohlen ab 16 Jahren
      https://konzerthaus.at/abonnement/id/2670

    • 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).

      "Klangberührt": 4 inclusive concerts in the Schubert Hall, recommended for ages 16 and up: https://konzerthaus.at/abonnement/id/2670

       

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