Passe uma noite repleta de música em Viena com este pacote memorável que combina um concerto de Mozart de Viena com um jantar de 3 pratos e aperitivos no elegante Restaurante Bristol. Você jantará em um hotel onde Theodore Roosevelt já se hospedou antes de seguir para o salão de concertos Musikverein famoso internacionalmente onde, vestido com roupas e perucas históricas, a Orquestra Mozart de Viena recria o século XVIII com uma seleção de sinfonias e óperas de Mozart.
This was a very nice evening. Dinner at the Hotel Bristol was delicious and the hotel was posh and elegant. You'll want to dress appropriately. Then it was a quick walk to the Musikverein concert hall. Our terrific tour guide from the previous day, Franz, had pointed out that the statues along the walls of the hall help with the acoustics and he was right. Speaking as someone who has had season tickets to the ballet for years and therefore have had a lot of exposure to classical music, I can say that the quality of the musicians and singers was excellent. The show itself was well produced and entertaining.
The dinner at the Bristol hotel was nothing special. The salmon was overdone and the steak was as well. Everything else was OK. The concert in the Musikverein was good. The problem were the wooden seats which were uncomfortable. The programs were six euro. For what we paid they should have been included. I believe it's better to go to dinner on your own and see a concert at the Vienna State Opera House.
We arrived at the Hotel Bristol in good time for our 6pm meal. I had my Viator acknowledgement with me which is just as well as the hotel had never heard of us! The Maitre d' was excellent, seated us and had us served like long lost clients - and then went to chase up our vouchers and tickets for the concert. He returned, said all was in hand, our tickets would be delivered and we should relax and enjoy our meal - which we did, enormously. I thought the quality was very good and the sevice/style was impeccable. Our tickets duly arrived and as we left, the concierge pointed us in the direction of the Musikverein. It was beautifully lit and we were excited to continue with the evening. Although busy, we were soon admitted and advised of our seats. I had purchased cat B seats, not A or C yet still found myself about 5 rows from the back. Bit of a dodge going on here? The acoustic of the hall is world renowned and sure enough the clarity of sound was excellent. Less so the view as many in the audience often repeatedly, refused to put away camera-phones and tablets. Seemed to be quite a few such ignorant and selfish people......
The orchestra was capable and played well, if a little on auto-pilot - perhaps as one might expect as they were playing the same old pot-boilers - with that irritating habit of one movement from a concerto or symphony. Pity that on our evening they had only managed to find one double bass player so the sound was a little 'light'. The conductor clearly has a nice sense of communication with the audience as he led the clapping in the obligatory Radetsky March. That and the equally compulsory Blue Danube closed the programme.
This trip was the highlight of an already wonderful holiday to Vienna! We had seen such amazing sights, beautiful historic buildings, imperial palaces including the Schonbrunn Palace. This culminated in a marvellous evening listening to Mozart's music in the Golden Hall at the Musikverein. Before the concert, we enjoyed a delicious gourmet meal in a lovely hotel called the Hotel Bristol, full of old world charm with its excellent, attentive service and glamorous surroundings, frequented by many celebrities and famous people over many years. Following this, we walked to the Musikverein Concert Hall nearby and enjoyed a marvellous concert, visually stunning too with the orchestra and singers dressed in period dress. The atmosphere was very special and the evening was an amazing finish to a memorable holiday.
This was for my friend so not really my thing, however, the set-up was really well done. The dinner was at a beautiful place with really exceptional waitstaff. It seems too nice of a restaurant for what we paid to be honest. The concert was well organized and she really loved the music. Although I am more an action type person, I don't think you would find better musicians anywhere. I must warn you though, this venue is very hot! I so wished I would have brought a little hand fan like the other ladies because I really suffered and sweated. It was July so maybe other times of the year are less sweltering..........