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The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is an opera house – and opera company – with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It is located in the centre of Vienna, Austria. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper); in 1920, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from its orchestra. - Source: Wikipedia
There is no pumpkin-turned-coach on the stage, no glass slipper, no fairy godmother, and the action takes place in an imaginary Italian duchy in the 1950s. But Gioachino Rossini's take on Cinderella remains utterly magical in the new version being put on by the Vienna State Opera.
Famed for her beauty that matched her serene voice, Swiss-born diva Lisa Della Casa swept up crowds at opera houses of the past century with an elegant and radiant style that established her as one of the finest sopranos of her generation.
All the lovely singing fails to save the Vienna State Opera's new production of Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito."
Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African-American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92.
La Scala general manager Stephane Lissner's first goal when he arrived at the renowned opera house in 2005 was to balance the budget, which he did that year and every year since. This year could be different, he warned Tuesday.
Ruthilde Boesch, whose more than three-decade singing career took her to the world's top opera stages, has died. She was 94.
Opera singer Sena Jurinac, an honorary member of the Vienna State Opera, has died in southern Germany at age 90.
If you want to attend a La Scala performance on Friday come to Vienna. And don't be confused if you see the Vienna State Opera on stage in Milan on the same day.
The Vienna State Opera's new production of "The Marriage of Figaro" is a treat for those who insist Mozart is all about the music. Not so for audience members looking for a bit of on-stage action.