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AN ITALIAN NIGHT

Thursday, May 31st 2018
CONCERT: 8:30 pm
PLACE: SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, PALACE GARDENS
1130 VIENNA

Summernight Concert Title
presented by Rolex

A Gift of the Vienna Philharmonic to all Music Lovers!

Photo © Belle & Sass

Program

Gioacchino Rossini

Guillaume Tell: Overture: Finale

Giuseppe Verdi

La forza del destino: Overture

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca: “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore”

Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria rusticana: Symphonic Interlude

Giuseppe Verdi

Aida

Triumphal March

Ballet Music

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

Swan Lake: Neapolitan Dance

Sergei Prokofjew

Romeo and Juliet – Suite No. 2 op. 64b, No. 1. Montagues and Capulets

Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur: “Io son l’umile ancella”

Giacomo Puccini

Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Pagliacci: “Stridono lassù”

Performers

Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Valery Gergiev (c) Marco Borggreve

Photo © Marco Borggreve

Valery Gergiev is a vivid representative of the St Petersburg conducting school. His debut at the Mariinsky (then Kirov) Theatre came in 1978 with Prokofiev's War and Peace. In 1988 Valery Gergiev was appointed Music Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, and in 1996 he became its Artistic and General Director.

He successfully collaborates with the world's great opera houses, works with the World Orchestra for Peace (which he has directed since 1997), the Philharmonic Orchestras of Berlin, Paris, Vienna, New York and Los Angeles, the Symphony Orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Boston and San Francisco, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam) and many other ensembles. From 1995 to 2008 Valery Gergiev was Principal Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic (of which he remains an honorary conductor to this day), and from 2007 to 2015 of the London Symphony Orchestra. Since autumn 2015 the maestro has headed the Munich Philharmonic.

Valery Gergiev is the founder and director of prestigious international festivals including the Stars of the White Nights (since 1993) and the Moscow Easter Festival (since 2002) and others. Since 2011 he has directed the organisational committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Anna Netrebko, Soloist

Anna Netrebko (c) Vladimir Shirokov

Photo © Vladimir Shirokov

The reigning prima donna of the 21st century, Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star and has become the most acclaimed soprano in the world. From singing at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics to becoming the first classical artist named to TIME magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, she serves as opera’s leading global ambassador and is widely recognized as one of today’s most compelling, committed performing artists in any genre.

In live performance and on award-winning recordings, Netrebko’s portrayals of opera’s most iconic heroines have already made an indelible mark. Now, as she ventures into bolder, more dramatic repertoire, she continues to reach new heights. In the 2017-18 season, she debuts as Aida at the Salzburg Festival, as Maddalena in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier for her third opening night of La Scala, and as Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, all in new productions. At the Vienna State Opera, she sings Leonora in Il trovatore and later makes her company role debut as Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur.

In addition, she and tenor Yusif Eyvazov, her frequent onstage partner and real-life husband, embark on a season-long concert tour of three continents, singing both operatic favorites and songs from their new duets recording, Romanza. Born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, Anna Netrebko studied vocal performance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. A mother and passionate advocate for children’s causes, she supports a number of charitable organizations, including SOS-Kinderdorf International and the Russian Children’s Welfare Society. Offstage, on social media, she shares her infectious joie de vivre – along with her love of family, fashion, and food – inspiring people to live their most colorful lives and to celebrate what makes them unique.

Travel

Visitor Information

Admission

The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is a concert with free admission. No tickets are required for attending the concert.

The seats in the front area are reserved for our partners and sponsors. A limited number of remaining tickets will be issued on the day of the concert at 5:00 pm at the two „Sternbecken“ on the Hietzing and Meidling sides (see map) of the park. First come, first serve; no pre-booking.

access routes to the event

For access to the Palace Park please use exclusively the Hietzing and Meidling Gates (Hietzinger Tor, Meidlinger Tor). Honorary and invited guests, as well as persons with reduced mobility, should enter the event grounds by way of the Haupttor (Main Gate)

Lageplan 2017

Please note:

  • For travel to the concert please use exclusively public transportation.
  • By attending this event, all visitors are subject to the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which are posted at the gates. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.
  • For access to the Palace Park please use exclusively the Hietzing and Meidling Gates (Hietzinger Tor, Meidlinger Tor). Honorary and invited guests, as well as persons with reduced mobility, should enter the event grounds by way of the Haupttor (Main Gate) and the Ehrenhof through the palace. The passage through the palace is closed for park visitors.
    The entrances at the Meidling Gate (Meidlinger Tor, east side of the Palace Park) and the Hietzing Gate (Hietzinger Tor, west side of the Palace Park) will remain open on the day of the concert until midnight. The other park gates close at 9 PM.
  • The meadow in front of the Gloriette (Schönbrunner Berg) is not part of the event grounds. Park regulations are in effect. Enter at your own risk! Access via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor is possible until 9 PM.
  • Access to and regress from the Gloriettewiese into the Palace Park will be regulated in accordance with visitor turnout and will be closed at the latest by 7 PM. Departing from the Gloriettewiese is only possible by way of the upper gates (Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor).
  • It is not permitted to bring dangerous objects, strollers, chairs, benches, blankets and other types of seating to the event grounds. This is because all areas need to be kept clear as escape routes (see the Haus- und Platzordnung).
  • Should it become necessary to clear the event grounds because of weather advisories, we ask you to do so in a calm manner and assist other people. We request that you leave all crowded areas and hold all passageways free.
  • There are first aid stations located in all zones, as well as restrooms and catering booths.
  • Bringing pets to the Palace Park and event grounds is forbidden by the authorities.
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the Palace Park.
  • Due to the narrow passageways, visitors on the ground level will be directed slowly to the gates after the concert (see map). We ask for your understanding.
  • Please follow the directions of the police, fire department, authorities of the City of Vienna, owners and administrators of the grounds, event presenters and employees of the security services.
  • Should the event grounds become overly congested, entrance to the entire Palace Park will be barred.
  • Please inform yourself on the day of the event by way of the media, announcements by the Wiener Linien, this website and Facebook about whether the entrance to the Palace Park or the event is still possible and, in case of questionable weather conditions, whether the event will take place.
  • Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Facilities for Persons with Reduced Mobility

The following barrier-free areas will be available for persons with reduced mobility:

  • barrier-free viewing areas
  • barrier-free restrooms
  • a limited number of barrier-free parking places to the left of the main gate

World Cultural Heritage Site

The UNESCO has declared Schönbrunn Palace a World Cultural Heritage Site. The Palace is one of Austria's most important cultural assets and tourist attractions. During the 20th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in December 1996, the palace was added to the registry of World Heritage Sites, which was started in 1972. The addition of Schönbrunn Palace to this prestigious listing confirms the significance of the palace and its entire grounds as a baroque Gesamtkunstwerk.

We kindly request our concert visitors to respect this setting and treat the palace grounds with care.

Schönbrunn Palace
Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations)
Map
Keep off the grass!
Do not throw any waste. Use wastebin.
no umbrellas
no strollers
no dangerous objects
no bicycles
no glas bottles, glasses or cans
no smoking
no selfie sticks and tripods
no big backpacks or bags
no fire
no explosives
no remote-controlled devices
no drugs and alcohol
no noise gadgets
no animals
no cars

Gloriettewiese

The meadow in front of the Gloriette (Schönbrunner Berg) is not part of the event grounds.
Enter at your own risk!

Access via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor is possible until 9 PM.
Access to and regress from the Gloriettewiese into the Palace Park will be regulated in accordance with visitor turnout and will be closed at the latest by 7 PM. Departing from the Gloriettewiese is only possible by way of the upper gates (Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor).

Sponsors

The Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn is presented by Rolex. Since 2008, Rolex is the worldwide exclusive partner of the Vienna Philharmonic and through its commitment makes possible the realization of various projects, among them the Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn and the New Year's Concert.

Concert Sponsors
RBI Group
Münze Österreich
Schönbrunn
ZZ Vermögensverwaltung
Public Sector
Wien Kultur
Bundeskanzleramt
Media Partners
ORF
Eurovision

Contact

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at.

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