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“One of the great concert houses in the world”
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Vienna Mozart Evening: Gourmet Dinner and Concert at the Musikverein
Ranked #42 of 673 things to do in Vienna
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

If you like classical music you have no doubt seen the new year's concert from Vienna and think it must be impossible to go there.
The Musikverein is a normal concert hall with its weekly concerts and getting tickets is quite easily from their website. The quality is excellent and the acoustics remarkable. We had the privilege of watching Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting Hayden's Seasons oratorio: an unforgettable experience.
Just one piece of advice. If you get tickets in the balcony, unless you are in the front row, you will hardly see anything. The sound will be great though.
Do go to the two operahouses in VIenna and don't miss the Konzerthaus. But the Musikverein is the one experience you will not forget

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

As stated, there are a few concert halls in Vienna. We purchased our tickets in advance online for a Vienna Symphony performance at the Konzerthaus. The tickets were expensive, but we were able to obtain the tickets before they sold out and we had excellent seats.

The hall is grand in golds and reds and the acoustics were very nice.

1  Thank habaneros
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

There are several music options in Vienna for you to choose from. This definitely was a highlight of our trip to Vienna and who could imagine coming to Vienna w/o hearing music.

we saw the Wiener Mozart Konzerte in the smaller music hall. As with most performances you'll hear (exclusing Philharmonic orchestra), you will typically hear 1 mvmt from more popular pieces from Mozart and Strauss. Also, you'll hear some arias & duets. The musicians are dressed up in period costumes (sans the principal player).

In my opinion, choose the music option that works for your schedule and choose the pieces that you want to hear. There are many great musicians in Vienna. Unless you are a die-hard listener of classical music, any of these groups should give you a great evening!

Note: Dress code - I saw all types (except for long dresses, gloves, and white tuxes and the other extreme - shorts)

Length: 2 hours wih 15 min intermission
Seating: Pay the money and get good seats. especially with the singers, if you sit too far back, the orchestra will overpower them and you cannot hear....

4  Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

If you weren't able to purchase a show during your stay in Vienna since it's all fully booked most of the time. You can purchase a 6€ tour guide ticket! The tour will include a guide that will speak in English and will talk about the history of the building. It will lead you to several concert halls depending which ones will be available since the halls are being used for rehearsals and shows on a daily basis. In the end, you will be ended in the infamous golden hall. The tour guide will mention photos are not allowed but you can sneak in a few if you can.

1  Thank kittycheungkm
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

A great performance in a stunning location, with the Mozart that you know and love. The musicians are top notch, although the singers were occasionally overpowered by the orchestra. It's an affordable evening out, without the serious and overbearing crowds of the Opera. There is no ticket control, so most cheaper ticket holders simply move into unoccupied premium seats once the performance begins. It left us wondering why the attendants choose not to control the seat crashes, and allow the free upgrade. We felt our median priced seats were perfectly enjoyable and provided excellent sight lines and offered good value, especially for the finale, the famous clap-along Johann Strauss "Radetzky March". We recommend the Musikverein if you're looking to add music to your stay in Vienna.

5  Thank Sixweeks
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