i had a question about operas. My friend and I are in Prague and Vienna in august. We want to catch a theatre show. An opera unfortunately isnt being staged. But the shows on offer are
1) Don Giovanni - marionette
2) Black light theatre
3) Musical theatre - a night with Mozart
In Vienna, i find only don Giovanni. I would have loved to see La traviatta.
Which would u recommend ? Better to see in Prague or Vienna?
Ok - i just found that august is opera break in Vienna, but there seem to ber performances in the Schonbrunn Palace... any ideas how to book for this or chk prices????
O ! thanks very much... the link to schonbrunn was most helpful.
yea- i realized august is not a good time for operas. but luckily, there are some shows. since this is a first for us, we are not particularly picky.
Has anyone here seen a marionette before?
In Vienna you will normally see dressed up people selling tickets for shows. Which normally include pieces of Opera and Operetta shows (one or maybe a few songs from one play.) I went to one performance in the Hofburg once. It was not too pricey. The stage it in the large Redouten hall. (which burnt down in the 90's, but is renovated.) I think it was something like a performance of one and a half hour. I have heared that the shows in Schönbrunn are also worth it. I think for both also the atmosphere is special.
If there are no shows in the Opera, a tour of the Opera in Vienna is still worth doing. (at least what I remember from it, as I took it ages ago, while being in Vienna with my parents.)