Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra at the Orangery

Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts
Mozart and Strauss at the Orangery Schoenbrunn

Since the time of the rule of the Habsburgs the baroque Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery has been a place of imperial court festivities. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart returned to this place again and again and in history of music probably unique rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri took place here.

Today, the Orangery provides the perfect setting for the classical concerts of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra and the Schoenbrunn Palace Ensemble. Being an integral part of Vienna's cultural and musical life since 1997. The orchestra is accompanied by two opera singers, a soprano and a baritone, and charming ballet dancers in authentic costumes.

Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra

Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra

The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna is a highly professional, traditional and internationally sought-after Viennese chamber orchestra, which has been very successful since its inception in 1994. The orchestra consists of renowned musicians from all of Vienna’s most important orchestras.

The members of the orchestra are young, dedicated and artistically highly qualified musicians. All of them have previously played in various orchestras and well-known concert halls in Austria and have received their education and training at internationally renowned conservatories and universities. The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna has a long tradition of working with singers and ballet dancers.

In addition to the high musical level, the orchestra is also known for its unified sound, its charming stage presence, as well as a highly professional appearance. In addition to the regular concerts at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery, the orchestra has also become a very important ambassador of Austria and has had many international successes – among others, in Japan, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Denmark.

Schoenbrunn Palace Ensemble Vienna

Schoenbrunn Palace Ensemble Vienna

The Schoenbrunn Palace Ensemble Vienna plays from the 1st of November to 23rd of December and 2nd of January to 31st of March, instead of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra. Even though the setting is smaller the Ensemble is also accompanied by dancing and singing.

Dates and tickets

The Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts take place every day at 20:30, with additional special concerts taking place on Christmas and New Year, at the Orangery Schoenbrunn, or the Great Gallery and the White and Gold Rooms at the Schoenbrunn Palace.

You can book seats in four different categories: VIP, A, B and C. The position of the seats in the concert hall can be found on the following seating plan. The VIP category includes a glass of sparkling wine at the bar, during intermission. Seats are not numbered, seating will be assigned by the usher at the entrance according to ticket category.

Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts

Category VIP 95.00 €
Category A 69.00 €
Category B 59.00 €
Category C 42.00 €
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Schoenbrunn Palace Christmas Concerts

The Christmas concerts take place from the 24nd of December until the 30th of December.

Category VIP 105.00 €
Category A 76.00 €
Category B 64.00 €
Category C 49.00 €
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Schoenbrunn Palace New Year's Concerts

The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra performs special concerts on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Category VIP 126.00 €
Category A 90.00 €
Category B 73.00 €
Category C 59.00 €
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Prices include any taxes and dues applicable. Not included are:

Cloakroom (per person) 1.00 €
Program 5.00 €

Program

The orchestra’s repertoire consists mainly of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna emphasizes a classical Viennese-style interpretation of the pieces it plays and excels in interpreting the works of classical Viennese composers and Viennese music with a subtle and individual touch, always adding that special „Viennese“ note.

In the first part, you will listen to selected overtures, arias and duets from the operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The most popular operetta arias, waltzes and polkas of the "Walzerkoenig" Johann Strauss – from "Die Fledermaus" and "Der Zigeunerbaron" to "Donauwalzer" and the famous "Radetzkymarsch" - comprise the second part.

Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overtures

"Die Entführung aus dem Serail" K 384, Overture: Presto - Andante - Presto

"Le Nozze di Figaro" K 492, Overture: Presto

"Der Schauspieldirektor" K 486, Overture

"Die Zauberflöte" K 620, Overture: Andante - Allegro

Duets

"Die Zauberflöte" K 620, Duet Papageno – Papagena: „Pa, pa, pa ...“

"Le Nozze di Figaro" K 492, Duet Susanna - Figaro: „Cinque Dieci“

"Don Giovanni" K 527, Duet Don Giovanni - Zerlina: „La ci darem“

"Don Giovanni" K 527, Duet Zerlina - Leporello: “ Per queste tue manine“

"Le Nozze di Figaro" K 492, Duet Graf - Susanna: „Crudel, perchè finora“

"Così fan tutte" K 588, Duet Guglielmo - Dorabella: “ Il core vi dono“

Symphonies

Symphony in A Major, K 201: 4th movement, Presto

Symphony No. 36 (Linzer), K 425: 4th movement, Presto

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K 550: 1st movement: Allegro molto

Symphony No. 35 (Haffner), K 385, 4th movement: Presto

Symphony No. 38 (Prager), K 504, 3rd movement: Presto

Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K 338, 3rd movement: Allegro Vivace

Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major K 543, 4th movement: Allegro

Baritone arias

"Don Giovanni" K 527, Aria of Don Giovanni: "Deh vieni alla finestra"

"Le Nozze di Figaro" K 492, Aria of the Figaro: "Non più andrai, farfallone amorosa"

"Die Zauberflöte" K 620, Aria of Papageno: "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen"

"Don Giovanni" K 527, Aria of Leporello: "Madamina, il catalogo è questo"

Soprano arias

"Le Nozze di Figaro" K 492, Recitative and Aria of Susanna: "Giunse al fin il momento"

"Le Nozze di Figaro" K 492, Canzonet of Cherubino: "Voi che sapete"

"Così fan tutte" K 588, Aria of Fiordiligi: "Come scoglio immoto resta"

"La finta giardiniera" K 196, Recitative and Aria of Sandrina: "Dove son"

Ballet music

"Die Zauberflöte" K 620, ballet music

"Idomeneo" Re di Creta K 367, Gavotta

Dances from "Don Giovanni" K 527, Menuetto - Gavotta – Salterello

"Eine kleine Nachtmusik" K 525, Menuetto

Works of the Strauss family

Overtures

"Eine Nacht in Venedig" (1883), Overture

"Die Fledermaus" (1874), Overture

"Der Zigeunerbaron" (1885), Overture

"Waldmeister" (1895), Overture

Soprano arias

"Die Fledermaus" (1874), Couplet of Adele: "Spiel ich die Unschuld"

"Die Fledermaus" (1874), Couplet of Orlovsky: "Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein"

"Wiener Blut" (1899), Aria of the countess: "Grüß dich Gott du liebes Nesterl"

"Indigo" (1871), Waltz: "Ja so singt man nur in Wien"

Waltzes

"Künstlerleben" Waltz op. 316

"Kaiserwalzer" op. 437

"Accelerationen" Waltz op. 234

"Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust" Waltz by Josef Strauss op. 263

"Frühlingsstimmen" Waltz op. 410

"Wein, Weib und Gesang" Waltz op. 333

"Die Schönbrunner" Waltz by Josef Lanner op. 200

"Wiener Blut" Waltz op. 354

"Rosen aus dem Süden" Waltz op. 388

"An der schönen blauen Donau" Waltz op. 314

Ballet music

"Ohne Sorgen" Polka by Josef Strauss op. 271

"Csàrdàs" Ballet piece from "Die Fledermaus"

"Auf Ferienreisen" Polka schnell by Josef Strauss op. 133

Bariton arias

"Der Zigeunerbaron" (1885), Couplet of Barinkay: "Als flotter Geist"

"Der Zigeunerbaron" (1885), Song of Zsupan: "Ja, das Schreiben und das Lesen"

"Der Zigeunerbaron" (1885), Court song of Homonay: "Her die Hand es muß ja sein"

"Eine Nacht in Venedig" (1883), Song of the Earl: "Ach wie so herrlich"

Polkas, galops, marches

"Auf der Jagd" Polka schnell op. 373

"Im Krapfenwaldl" Polka francaise op. 336

"Champagnerpolka" Polka francaise op. 211

"Leichtes Blut" Polka schnell op. 319

"Èljen a magyar" Polka schnell op. 332

"Vergnügungszug" Polka schnell op. 281

"Tritsch Tratsch" Polka schnell op. 214

"Tik Tak" Polka schnell op. 365

"Freikugeln" Polka schnell op. 326

"Ägyptischer Marsch" op. 335

"Banditengalopp" op. 378

"Bahn frei" Polka by Eduard Strauss op. 45

"Unter Donner und Blitz" Polka schnell op. 324

Duets

"Wiener Blut" (1899), Duet Count - Countess: "Wiener Blut"

"Ein Walzertraum" by Oscar Strauss (1907), Duet Helene - Niki: "Leise, ganz leise klingt's durch den Raum"

"Die Lustige Witwe" by Franz Lehàr (1905), Duet Hanna - Danilo: "Lippen schweigen..."

"Ein Walzertraum" by Oscar Strauss (1907), Duet Franzi - Niki: " Komm her Du mein reizendes Mädel"