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Wiener Royal Orchester
Ranked #166 of 610 things to do in Vienna
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Owner description: The "Vienna Royal Orchestra" presents in the course of the Gala one for Vienna unique selection of "Viennese music", with pieces from Mozart, Strauss, Lanner and Haydn, symbols of an era that filled hearts with emotions, warmness, romance and passion. Accompanied by Vienna opera singers and the Viennese dancers, the audience will be fascinated by this "most charming" music.
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Lighten up you snobs - if that is a school assembly hall I would like to go to your school!
The music was enthusiastically played with a few dramatic interprtations.
Sure the material was standards, but the audience was keen and although the crowd was a bit rude, the helpers were polite and we loved the champagne at the break.
Its obvious that this was not an overly polished performance but it made me rember that when this music was created there were no radios or tape recordings so each performance was unique and special - just like tonights show.
If the open windows bother tyou, stay home with you earphones and listen to your conconcocted playlist! I prefer the crowd noise and the music played within its physical context...

1  Thank R K
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

It is a concert designed for tourists, but never classical music lovers. Though the imperial Hall is beautiful, one cannot expect good music when the birds are singing outside with echoes if car engines- the windows are not closed during the performance. Back to the chamber orchestra itself, the music performance was astonishingly awful- the whole orchestra was pulled by the first violin, which rushed all the way for nothing. Sometimes the correct pitch of the violins could not be made, and the soloists were playing plainly at the student level- I could not it is a performance given by the 'royal' orchestra. The music was a mess. Concert manner was not observed by some audience that many held their iphone up recording the music with the voice memo; some stood up or even walked around during the performance. Flashes of light from camera disturbed the performance- but the staff of the orchestra did not stop such behaviour. There was nothing different basically between the most expensive and the cheapest price- it was just a small hall with rows of chairs. Look for an opera instead

8  Thank Harriettsang
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

We bought the tickets from a very funny and lovley lady in front of the church! the buildung is very beautiful and the musicans were fantastic. i never been before on a classical concert before and i thought it will be really boring but it wasnt. it was a beautifull mix of mozart, strauss, bethoven and ballet and opra!! i can only recommented for anyone who want enjoy classical music with singer and dancer!! by the way i visit 2 other concert after this one. (kursalon and ressidenz... was terribale and to expensive!!') it was just lovley!

1  Thank Monic P
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Not worth the money, go to a church concert, they're much cheaper and usually as good or better performers.
We too were sold the tickets from a street vender, avoid any and all street vendor deals!!!

5  Thank oranya
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We were approached near the cathedral by some street vendors. This was not a philharmonic concert. They have 10 performers and a piano in some kind of school saloon.
We managed to get the imperial seats for the price of gold, but even then it was expensive.
Even so, the music was well performed and it was nice, but with a sour taste in the mouth because of the scam.

3  Thank Bruno B
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