Vienna: concerts at Schonbrunn?

Old Jan 14th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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Vienna: concerts at Schonbrunn?

Going to Vienna in April or May.

We were hoping to visit the schonbrunn one afternoon and then stay in the area for dinner and catch a concert at night.
I've read about Schonbrunn concerts on this forum but I don't see details on the Schonbrunn website.

We're not concert goers generally but since we're in Vienna we'd like to get a taste of it.

Are tickets always required for concerts?
Are there outdoor, public concerts that you can hang out for a while and keep moving?
What's the price range?
How about these questions as they refer specifically to Schonbrunn?

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Old Jan 14th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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The concerts are not very long and they are easy to enjoy. There will be some greatest hits short pieces by Strauss and Mozart, and a little (mediocre) dancing here and there, but it's a harmless way to spend an hour or so, and the concert room is very pretty.
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You will need tickets. For a classical buff, the concerts are touristy and feature the popular pieces by various composers, mostly Mozart, Strauss and some other musical giants of Vienna.

I don't know the schedule.

The last one I went to was held in the Orangerie building which is outside of the main palace near the street.
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Planning a trip and wondering, what would be most authentic? I'd love to see a complete opera. Do you look by company or concert hall? I'm very overwhelmed by the choices, and many websites don't have schedules for November, when I'll be there.
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If you are talking about Vienna, operas are performed at the Staatsoper, whose web site is

The schedule for 2006-07 is not available yet. Check back in two or three months.
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