OPERA: On February 3rd, Puccini’s iconic masterpiece Tosca will be performed at the historic Vienna State Opera. Conductor is the legend Plácido Domingo, director- Margarethe Wallmann, soloists: Sae Kyung Rim, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Marco Vratogna. La Tosca, a dramatic piece set in Rome in 1800, portrays two lovers doomed by a sadistic oppressor in a time of political unrest set by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias. Also on May 5, 8, & 11
“Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini
Feb 3rd, 19:00
Tickets: 2x 134,00 €
Vienna State Opera
ART: On view at the Orangerie of the Lower Belvedere from November 9th, 2016 to February 5th, 2017, is the latest series of works by Hubert Scheibl. With his distinctive style, Hubert Scheibl occupies a prominent position within abstract painting in Austria. His works challenge the viewer to constantly change perspective from a broad scope to a close focus and vice versa. Last chance to see the show is this weekend!
Hubert Scheibl “Fly”
Feb 5, 2017
Tickets: 9 -12 euro
BALL: Beside the many conferences, congresses and meetings the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) is also participating in the classic Viennese ball season. IAEA Staff Association Ball is taking place in the Hofburg Palace for 60th time this year.
IAEA Staff Association Ball
Feb 7, 19:00
ALTERNATIVE BALL: GOOD-BALL (die gute Alternative) is an alternative of the Akademikerball, happening at the same time. There will be live music, DJs and talks against right-wing ideas. Entrance fees and donations will go to two important social projects. By supporting their work financially, Goodball would again like to show its special respect to people who stand up for refugees and migrants.
FREEBEE: Every first Sunday of the month many Viennese museums are with free admission. You can find list of all museums included in that offer at www.wienmuseum.at You may use that opportunity to visit the birthplace of Franz Schubert (Schubert Geburtshaus), for example, whose birthday was celebrated this week in January 31st.
FUN FOR ALL: When life gives you snow – make a snowman! Go to the park for a walk, explore the city in her white dress, get your children to see the frozen Danube, do some nice pictures, take that offer to learn skiing or just go to the ski schute near the ice-ring and enjoy the company of your loved-ones and definitely get over yourself – it’s winter! Tchüss 🙂