One of the more notable moments in Mozart's 1786 opera The Marriage of Figaro is the "military aria", Non più andrai. Recent research throws fresh light on its music, as the … [Read more...] about Mozart, an aria & a story
Vienna sights and attractions
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Should you wish to learn more about democracy in Austria and the rather magnificent 19th-century building at its heart, then take one of the tours of the parliament … [Read more...] about Tour of parliament
Hard to imagine photography as art-free these days. Yet it was not always so. The Albertina Modern looks at the period around 1900 in Vienna through the lens of pictorialism: … [Read more...] about Pictorialism photo exhibition
The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien normally features two major exhibitions a year with a focus on significant global names in modern and contemporary art. The below covers … [Read more...] about Past exhibitions at the Kunstforum Wien
The power of the pen (chalk, charcoal, quill, etc.) comes to the fore in a trip back to the Netherlands of the 16th-century. The Albertina's Bruegel and his Time exhibition … [Read more...] about Bruegel and his Time
They began building the stunning Prunksaal (State Hall) of the National Library exactly 300 years ago. Which seems as good a reason as any to explore the history of that … [Read more...] about History of the Prunksaal (exhibition)