Egon Schiele – Albertina – 22 February – 18 June, 2017

In anticipation of the 100-year anniversary of Egon Schiele’s passing in 1918, the Albertina is mounting a large-scale presentation from its own extensive holdings of Schiele’s works. Read more

State Opera • Vienna, Austria

La Bohème, Opera by Giacomo Puccini – Vienna State Opera

Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, first performed in 1896, is one of the most marvellous and tender love stories in opera, as well as one of the most tragic. Based on Henry Murger’s Vie de Bohème, the opera tells the story of the passion and pain of terminally ill Mimi, who is granted only a short happy spell with the poet Rodolfo. Puccini’s opera is captivating and touching thanks to the detailed portrayal of the characters and the refined tonal language. In his legendary production, director Franco Zeffirelli has recreated the colourful world of the Bohemians, and the animated friendship of the artists, philosophers and students. Read more

State Opera • Vienna, Austria

Don Giovanni, Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Vienna State Opera

“My opera D. Giovanni was performed on 29 Oct. and was loudly applauded” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote proudly in a letter in 1787. Commissioned after the huge success of Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni was composed in collaboration with the congenial librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte and after some delay was premièred at the Prague National Theatre. The following year, the piece was produced in Vienna – at the request of Emperor Joseph II. Read more


Viennale 2015 Vienna International Film Festival 22 October – 5 November 2015

The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as being one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking area. Read more

Albertina • Vienna, Austria

Edvard Munch: Love, Death and Loneliness – Albertina 25 September 2015 – 24 January 2016

Just as the Renaissance had its Dürer and the Baroque had its Rembrandt, the modern era had Norwegian artist Edvard Munch: his lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts represent the unequivocal apex of 20th-century printed graphics. Read more