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“Averege concerte”

Kursalon Wien - Sound of Vienna
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Owner description: Johann Strauss Jr. Himself used to direct his orchestra in the concert halls of Kursalon. Today, you can travel back in time as the enchanting highlights of Vienna's classical music can once again be heard every day.
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Averege concerte”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Wien is the on of my favourite destinations,but NOT this.Not good copy of State opera.I was on this concerte (bought tickets in front of church,one man was in costume,ticket price was 40eur,but my friend and me got discount,so price was 30 euros,last row,for fron row price was 100 eur).I went on this conceret,because we missed State opera house,and my friend insisted to go on clasis-opera-ballet concert.It statred at 20:15,till 21:00,pause till 21:15,and than till 22:00.Music which was played is well known,so because of it I liked it.Im opinion,this is not on high level,like amateur singers.Soprans seems little older,also like ballet dancers.Me are my driend were dressed in fancy dresses,what for me is dress code for this kind preformance,lots of people was dressed in jeans,snakers.For me this is a little disappointment.Maybe I thought this would be like New Years concert so I had too big expectation.I would´t come again.

Visited April 2014
2 Thank Marija P
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“NOT fantastic”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

First they squeeze 1000 patrons up a staircase then sit them down on hard chairs in a room no larger than a couple of tennis courts. They tell you the concert lasts 2 hours but the chamber orchestra (not a full orchestra) plays for about 65 minutes with a 35 minute interval. Although the musicians are fine, you just get the usual touristy stuff (Blue Danube, Eine Kliene etc) to satisfy the busloads of tourists crammed into the "concert hall". The dancers and "opera singers" were either amatuers, left overs from Austria Has Talent or tired professionals.

The small wooden seats were very uncomfortable and due to the level floor, If a person of average height is sitting in front of you, you have to bend left or right to see the performers.

There was the obligatory encore of one tune but before the orchestra played the last few bars, it was noticeable the attendants and most patrons have had enough as the doors were opened to allow the patrons to flee.

Priced at 40-70 euros, this "sound of Vienna" doesn't come close to its claim of "a feast for all senses".

Visited May 2014
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“Entertaining, but 2nd rated at best.”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

It's hard not to know this program, since there are lots of ticket sellers in every tourist places around the city.

The musicians -around 10 of them- are okay although not the top rated ones. The performance is so-so, the ballet dancers are a bit old, the singers are average to good.
Room is small, acoustic is not very good.

If you're looking for a serious classical music concert, this is NOT the one. This program feels like classical concert 101, with audience in T-shirt and sneakers.

The choice of sonata/arias to play are the 'popular' ones. And closing it with 'Radetsky March" is a clever choice since it engages the audience.
Overall, it is quite entertaining. But i would prefer to attend other, more proper concert next time.

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Braga, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth the money”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I did not know about this place, my friends and me decided to visit it randomly (we were just passing by and saw some posters). We paid 60€ for tickets and although the seats were a bit uncomfortable, the show was really great and I have to say we spent a really nice evening there.
As I said in the title: worth the money

Visited March 2014
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“Mozart and Strauss at its best in Vienna”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is a concert design for tourist who is visiting Vienna. Of course the done by a philharmonic concert is it, but this thing takes time and has to be in the concert season. The audience are mostly tourist group with a glass of champagne during intermission. The room has plain chairs and room is lighted up by chandeliers. They have a Bolsendolfer grand piano and a fifteen man orchestra. The program plays Mozart and Strauss compositions accompanied by dance by male and female ballet dancers. They were so good. Of course the program will not be complete without a male and female opera singer who will interpret arias. Program was fantastic with blue Danube for finale and the third man for encore. Now this is Vienna.

Visited May 2014
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