Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna

Kaerntner Ring 1, Vienna 1010 Austria
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Salon Opéra & Salon Opéra for kids


SALON OPÉRA

On the occasion of 2019/20 opera premieres, the Hotel Bristol – the traditional Viennese hotel vis-à-vis the Vienna State Opera – invites opera aficionados to a classical afternoon tea including culinary delights and a glass of sparkling wine five times throughout the coming season. In dialogue with Dr. Thomas Dänemark, Secretary General of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera, the stars of current premières (singers, conductors and directors) will share interesting details about the relevant production and performance.

Salon Schoenbrunn - Banquet Setup

27 September, 2019, 4:00 pm

EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM
Benjamin Britten

Those who only know Benjamin Britten’s tragic works “Peter Grimes” and “Billy Budd” will see a completely different side to the composer in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, which is based on Shakespeare’s play. This opera includes a parody of Italian opera and an instrumental characterization of the world of fairies and the human world. No wonder the work premiered in 1960 is considered one of Britten’s most successful operas. After more than six decades, it now returns to the Vienna State Opera and opens the series of premieres of Dominique Meyer’s last season.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
LAWRENCE ZAZZO, ERIN MORLEY, THÉO TOUVET, PETER KELLNER, RACHEL FRENKEL
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
SIMONE YOUNG
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
IRINA BROOK

6 Dezember, 2019, 3:30 pm

ORLANDO
Olga Neuwirth

No fewer than two works commissioned by the Vienna State Opera will receive their premieres in the run-up to Christmas. The first is “Orlando” by the now internationally renowned Olga Neuwirth, who selected Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name as her literary source material. However, we should not expect a conventional adaptation for the opera stage, because Neuwirth has already announced that she plans to continue developing the storyline of the book.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
KATE LINDSEY, FIONA SHAW, ERIC JURENAS, CONSTANCE HAUMAN, LEIGH MELROSE
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
KAROLINE GRUBER

31 Jänner, 2019, 4 pm

FIDELIO (Leonore)
Ludwig van Beethoven

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Vienna State Opera audiences will have the opportunity to experience the original version of his globally successful opera “Fidelio” for the first time at the opera house on the Ring. “Leonore”, as the opera premiered on 20 November 1805 at the Theater an der Wien was then called, differs significantly from the well-known “Fidelio” both dramatically and musically. There will be plenty to discuss at this Salon Opéra.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
JENNIFER DAVIS, BENJAMIN BRUNS, TOBIAS KEHRER, THOMAS JOHANNES MAYER, JÖRG SCHNEIDER
DIRIGENTIN / CONDUCTOR:
THOMÁS NETOPIL
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
AMÉLIE NIERMEYER

15 Mai, 2019, 4 pm

COSÍ FAN TUTTE
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

If we are to believe the philosopher Don Alfonso, one should not rely on the loyalty of women, because as he proves to Guglielmo and Ferrando, they all do it (=così fan tutte), namely find another man to replace their lover at the first possible opportunity. The dramatic wisdom of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto has been extensively discussed, and thanks to Mozart’s music the work is considered without dispute as one of the crown jewels of opera literature.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
GENIA KÜHMEIER, MARIANNE CREBASSA, ALESSIO ARDUINI, JULIE FUCHS
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
RICCARDO MUTI
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
CHIARA MUTI

5 Juni, 2019, 4 pm

EIN MASKENBALL
Giuseppe Verdi

Historical facts and a fictional love story are blended in Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera”. Swedish King Gustav III was in fact mortally wounded by Count Anckarström at a masked ball, but the reason for the attack was purely political in nature. The romantic drama devised by Antonio Somma merges with Giuseppe Verdi’s inexhaustible wealth of melodies to create a masterpiece that offers the tenor above all the chance to show off every aspect of his skill.

IN DEN HAUPTROLLEN / LEADING ROLES:
FRANCESCO MELI, LUDOVIC TÉZIER, KRASSIMIRA STOYANOVA, MONIKA BOHINEC
DIRIGENT / CONDUCTOR:
MICHELE MARIOTTI
REGIE / DIRECTOR:
JOSEF ERNST KÖPPLINGER

Price per ticket for the event, including afternoon tea and a glass of Schlumberger DOM:
49 EUR
Subscription to all 5 Salon Opéra sessions: € 220,-

Contact & Reservation:
groupsevents.bristolvienna@luxurycollection.com
+43 1 515 16 6100

SALON OPÉRA FOR KIDS


Interactive children’s and family event on world-famous operas

Singers of the Vienna State Opera ensemble will perform famous arias from popular operas live and give an insight into their work on stage.
Young participants are invited to dress up as Rapunzel for “Persinette”, as a pirate for “Le Corsaire” or as a colourful Papageno for “The Magic Flute”. Starting with a make-up workshop from 11:00 am, make-up artists are ready to apply professional make-up to all those children keen to look like theatre stars themselves. Photos of the kids will be made and can be taken home as a souvenir after the Salon Opéra event.

5 October, 2019, 12:00 noon

SYLVIA
Léo Delibes

“Sylvia”, composed by Léo Delibes in 1876, leads us into the world of nymphs and Greek gods. Tchaikovsky was so taken with the ballet that he said he would not have written his internationally successful ballet “Swan Lake” if he had known the work of his French colleague. In the fairy tale, the nymph “Sylvia” and the shepherd Aminta fall in in love. But before this unequal couple finds a happy ending, she is taken hostage by the hunter Orion, which results in considerable difficulties.

14 December, 2019, 12:00 noon

PERSINETTE
Albin Fries

With Albin Fries’ “Persinette”, a fairy-tale opera on a grand scale will be premiered on the stage of the Vienna State Opera. We are not very familiar with the name “Persinette”, but it is actually the well-known story of Rapunzel that has delighted generations of children. Like his colleague Olga Neuwirth, Albin Fries will be giving his debut at the Vienna State Opera.

21 March, 2020, 12:00 noon

LE CORSAIRE
Adolphe Adam

Although the ballet “Le Corsaire” takes place in Greece, it has more of a “Pirates of the Caribbean” feeling about it. The slave trader Lanquedem is always on the lookout for human booty and believes he has found it, but the shipwrecked men washed ashore are pirates themselves. In the end, dressed as pilgrims of all things, they succeed in rescuing the women they adore from the harem of Seyd Pasha, who had purchased them from Lanquedem. An adventure story that is unrivalled on the ballet stage.

16 Mai, 2020, 12:00 noon

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Generations of future opera fans launched their “career” with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. It includes everything that can ignite a child’s imagination, from a prince threatened by a monstrous snake, the naive bird catcher Papageno with his glockenspiel, to the Queen of the Night whose enemy is the (seemingly) good Sarastro. This Salon Opéra will therefore also be an event absolutely not to be missed by those who want to prepare their offspring for their first contact with the art form of opera.

Admission and make-up workshop from 11:00 am

For children from 4 years.
Price per child incl. snack + drinks and per accompanying person
€ 25

Subscription to all 4 Salon Opéra for kids sessions: € 90,-

Contact & Reservation
groupsevents.bristol@luxurycollection.com
+43 1 515 16 6100
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