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If you can book a show in the Vienna Opera house, then do so. This is more of a tourist-y performance rather than a hard core orchestra/opera performance. Also, the place where they held the concert was not really acoustic-friendly. It is just an a large hall in the palace and the seats are not elevated. Good thing we only bought the cheapest one available, because apart from being in the front row - everything is the same. :) But it was nice experience. :)
This is a performance for tourists. The venue is a large room in the Schonbrunn Orangery, with a make-shift platform for the orchestra and very uncomfortable portable chairs for audience. Front 3/4 rows are VIP seats with seat covered chairs. The rest are sec.A,B,Cs. Performance was average.
Beautiful Palace and the concert was excellent. The room itself is thin and narrow. Seating is in either the A, B or C section with C section at the back. So from there it's hard to see the musicians. But you can hear everything. The room itself was unbelievably hot with no air conditioning. People used paper to fan themselves. Definitely take water with you the cost of a bottle in the venue is 4 times what it is anywhere else.
It was good experience but we would have enjoyed it much more I am sure if knew the language too .
We were very satisfied with the concert program and would use them again in the future.
Should have gone for the palace tour earlier.. only managed to do the grand tour.. concert was unexpectedly good. Even though it's not a full orchestra, the sound effect was surprisingly very good!
Concert was fantastic.Venue beautiful After reding reviews we booked the V.I.P .seats as we were afraid as it was open seating we would not get a good seat.My recommendation would be to opt for seats in A .section sure of a good seat
Mary and Derek George Ireland
The concert was in the Orangerie, which is a place much more worthy of being visited due to the history than properly due to the beauty of the place - the Marmorsaal of Castle Hofburg is more sumptuous. The music selection is awesome. I was with my girlfriend there and I could see the tears in her eyes when the chamber orchestra and singers started to play the aria "Lippen Schweigen"... it was unforgettable.
The ambience of the Orangerie was gorgeous, the musicians were quite good. Overall, a pleasant evening.
Wonderful concert, although it wasn't the concert we were expecting. The venue had been changed and the format. However, the musicians were very accomplished..
The concert was a good experience. The combination of orchestra, opera and ballet was balanced and made for an enjoyable evening.