Philharmonia Chorus Vienna - Welcome!

Philharmonia Chorus Vienna

Die Zauberflöte

St. Margarethen 2019


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 2017
St. Margarethen 2017


Faust 2016
Salzburg Festival 2016

Der Liebestrank

Liebestrank 2016
St. Margarethen 2016


Mefistofele 2016
Festival Baden-Baden 2016

Philharmonia Chorus Vienna - Welcome!

Philharmonia Chorus Vienna

Vienna Philharmonia Chorus


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


Nabucco, St. Margarethen 2022

nabucco 2022

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Wednesday Festival Arena at St. Margarethen Roman Quarry


Il barbiere di Siviglia, Salzburg 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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Thursday House for Mozart, Salzburg


Vaduz Classic, World Premiere of a cantata attributed to W.A. Mozart

Vaduzer Saal

Den hochkarätigen «Vaduz Classic»-Schlusspunkt setzt die zweifellos weltweit für Aufsehen sorgende Weltpremiere eines bisher nie aufgeführten, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart zugeschriebenen Werkes: Zusammen mit dem Philharmonia Chor Wien und zwei hervorragenden Solisten spielt das Sinfonieorchester Liechtensteindie «Kantate für Fürst Alois I. von Liechtenstein», KV Anh. 242.

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Sunday 11:00–13:00 Vaduzer Hall

Latest Reviews


The Philharmonia Chorus Vienna intonates impressively the famous chorus of the opera, the prisoners’ chorus ...


Hindemith 2022

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


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.


jeanne darc

Outstanding is the vocal presence of the Philharmonia Chorus Vienna.