Philharmonia Chorus Vienna - Welcome!

Philharmonia Chorus Vienna

Die Zauberflöte

Zauberflöte
St. Margarethen 2019

Parsifal

Parsifal
Easter Festival Baden-Baden 2018

Der Mieter

Der Mieter/The Tenant
World Premiere, Oper Frankfurt 2017

I due Foscari

I due Foscari 2017
Salzburg Festival 2017

Rigoletto

Rigoletto 2017
St. Margarethen 2017

Faust

Faust 2016
Salzburg Festival 2016

Der Liebestrank

Liebestrank 2016
St. Margarethen 2016

Mefistofele

Mefistofele 2016
Festival Baden-Baden 2016

Philharmonia Chorus Vienna - Welcome!

Philharmonia Chorus Vienna

Vienna Philharmonia Chorus

Welcome

The Vienna Philharmonia Chorus is a professional opera and concert chorus that performs all over the world. Founded in 2002 at the initiative of Gerard Mortier, it was originally known as the Ruhr Triennale Chorus and/or the Baden-Baden Festival Chorus, being associated with those two festivals.

Since 2006 the renamed "Vienna Philharmonia Chorus" has been performing as an independent choral society, working with renowned conductors including Claudio Abbado, Marc Minkowski, Kent Nagano, Thomas Hengelbrock, Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann and Riccardo Muti and making regular guest appearances in major international opera productions.

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Current Performances & Events

03
Jun

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2022

Cecilia Bartoli

When Il barbiere di Siviglia premiered in 1816, the Roman carnival was nearing its climax. The opera was a highly appropriate match for the unfettered atmosphere of those days: delighting in masks and disguise, performance and pretence, it is permeated with the spirit of carnival — far more so than Giovanni Paisiello’s opera on the same subject, with which the young Rossini boldly competed. In comparison with Paisiello, everything in Rossini’s work appears energized, charged with dramatic vibrancy and incisive theatricality. How different, for example, is the Barber’s first entrance: effervescing with vitality, Figaro’s aria implies that not a single thing can be accomplished in all of Seville if he doesn’t have a hand in it. While the cunning ideas that are supposed to help Almaviva to gain the hand of his Rosina are not as ‘delicious’ as Figaro claims, they undoubtedly determine the events — in fact, Figaro becomes something like a co-author of the piece, especially given that he frequently steps out of the action in order to comment on it from a distance. Rolando Villazón will expand the meta-theatrical dimension that characterizes the opera, thus opening up new potential for comedy and moments of poetry: the quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti will play the part of a daydreamer who seeks escape in old movies. But what if the movie characters suddenly step out into the real world to find themselves in an opera?

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Friday House for Mozart, Salzburg

13
Jul

Nabucco, St. Margarethen 2022

nabucco 2022

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Wednesday Festival Arena at St. Margarethen Roman Quarry

Latest Reviews

Hindemith 2022

Hindemith has the soloists compete with and against each other, and he also mixes the voices of the great Philharmonia Chorus Vienna.

2022

Messias 2020

The Philharmonia Chorus Vienna is very impressive in his style of singing, his strength, and his ability performing for instance “er trauerte Gott” in Marc Minkowskis incredible tempi.

2020

jeanne darc

Outstanding is the vocal presence of the Philharmonia Chorus Vienna.

2020

messias

In this „Messiah“ in the „House of Mozart” music excels … with the Philharmonia Chorus Vienna.

2020