Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra at the Orangery

Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra
Concerts at Schoenbrunn Palace

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

Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra and Palace Ensemble

The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra 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.

Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra

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 exemplary singers.

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.

From November 1st until December 23rd and from January 2nd until March 31st the Palace Concerts are performed by the Schoenbrunn Palace Ensemble. All other concerts are performed by the full Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra.

Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts

The Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts are performed at 20:30 (8:30pm), 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 Schoenbrunn Palace.

Palace concert at the Orangery
  • You can book seats in four different categories: VIP, A, B and C.
    Category VIP also includes access to the VIP-Lounge with its own cloakroom and separate admission, a glass of sparkling wine, orange juice or mineral water and a copy of the program.
  • Seats are not numbered, within the given category there is free choice of seating.
  • The concert lasts for about 1:45 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
  • Admission opens 30 minutes before the concert begins.
  • Children up to and including the age of 5 years are not permitted at the concerts.
  • All concert halls are wheelchair accessible.
  • While there is no strict dress code for this event, we kindly request that you consider the occasion and dress neatly and appropriately. Inappropriate attire would include swimwear, athletic wear such as cyclist shorts, and incomplete clothing, like attending without shoes, wearing flip-flops, or using undershirts as tops.
    Headgear that may obstruct the view of those seated behind you must be taken off during the concert.
Palace concert at the great Gallery

Your tickets

Unfortunately the tickets for the concerts cannot be printed in advance. Your concert tickets will be deposited at the concert hall entrance where you can pick them up with your name and reservation number before the concert. Should you require a copy of the tickets as a gift, please contact us.

Area map Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts

Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts

Category VIP 125.00 €
Category A 89.00 €
Category B 79.00 €
Category C 55.00 €
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Schoenbrunn Palace Christmas Concerts

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

Schönbrunn Orchestra Christmas concerts
Category VIP 140.00 €
Category A 99.00 €
Category B 89.00 €
Category C 65.00 €
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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 150.00 €
Category A 109.00 €
Category B 99.00 €
Category C 75.00 €
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All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees. We do not add any booking fees or shipping charges.

Cloakroom 1.00 €
Program 5.00 €
Audio-CD Schoenbrunn Palace Concerts 15.00 €

Schoenbrunn Palace tour and concert

Experience an unforgettable evening at the world-famous Schoenbrunn Palace by combining an exclusive highlight tour with the Schoenbrunn Palace concert. With this unique opportunity, you can explore the magnificent palace in an exclusive and private atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the regular opening hours, at 19:00 (7:00pm) right before the concert at 20:30 (8:30pm).

Tour of Schoenbrunn Palace

You'll receive an audio guide that will enhance your experience by providing you with fascinating information about the palace's rich history and the lives of the Habsburg dynasty who once resided there. As you wander through the opulent state rooms, the audio guide will transport you back in time, and you'll be able to visualize the grandeur and splendor of the palace during its prime.
The audio guide is available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Polish and Turkish.

Schedule for the evening:
18:30 – 18:45 (6:30pm – 6:45pm)    Meeting at the entrance of Schoenbrunn Palace where you will receive your tickets (No. 3 on the area map)
19:00 (7:00pm)    Tour of Schoenbrunn Palace with audio guide
20:00 (8:00pm)    Admittance into the concert hall
20:30 (8:30pm)    Concert begins
~22:15 (10:15pm)    Concert ends
Please note that the palace tour starts on time!

  • You can book seats in four different categories: VIP, A, B and C.
    Category VIP also includes access to the VIP-Lounge with its own cloakroom and separate admission, a glass of sparkling wine, orange juice or mineral water and a copy of the program.
  • Seats are not numbered, within the given category there is free choice of seating.
  • The concert lasts for about 1:45 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
  • Admission opens 30 minutes before the concert begins.
  • Children up to and including the age of 5 years are not permitted at the concerts.
  • All concert halls are wheelchair accessible.
  • While there is no strict dress code for this event, we kindly request that you consider the occasion and dress neatly and appropriately. Inappropriate attire would include swimwear, athletic wear such as cyclist shorts, and incomplete clothing, like attending without shoes, wearing flip-flops, or using undershirts as tops.
    Headgear that may obstruct the view of those seated behind you must be taken off during the concert.

The package Palace tour and concert is available at almost every concert performance except on December 24th and 31st and on January 1st.

Category VIP 160.00 €
Category A 127.00 €
Category B 114.00 €
Category C 92.00 €
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From December 25th to December 30th:

Category VIP 175.00 €
Category A 137.00 €
Category B 124.00 €
Category C 102.00 €
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From the 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"

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

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"