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Winter 2019

The Spirit of Spontaneity

’Tis the season yet again – Christmas markets are in full swing, the smell of Maroniis in the air and Glühwein is consumed by the bucket. And, of course, there’s the obligatory toast on Silvester
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Cozy Cuisine

By Antonia Kögl & Benedikt SteinleFew places in Vienna emanate the warmth of Kommod – a wonderful architectural gem, the forme...

Post Performance Prandials

The orchestra hammers the final cadence, the curtain falls and the audience breaks into pandemonium – there is nothing like the thrill of p...

Pro & Con | Winter 2019

The Still of the Nightby Dardis McNameeSome come to Vienna wishing it were Rome or Madrid, bistro nights in Trestevere, or partying on t...

Froth and Finesse

The longest-running piece of musical theater of all time, Die Fledermaus captures an era, and (perhaps) the way Austrians like to see themselves.

The Sounds from Afar and Around

You’ve probably been to “Tschuschistan” and you didn’t even know it. There is no border and you don’t need a passport.But if you’ve eve...

Profiles | Antonia Matschnig

Matschnig’s approach to DJing has been called everything from “experimental,” “post-club,” “hybrid,” to “deconstructed.”

The City and Land of Music

Vienna made music ... and music made Vienna. As told by “Metropole” writers – a libretto for life in the Austrian capital. With an overture by our Editor in Chief Dardis McNamee.

Angels in Sailor Suits

From imperial beginnings to a global audience, the world’s most famous boys’ choir is embracing diversity while maintaining its 500-year-old tradition.

Profiles | Matthias Naske

Matthias Naske has been director of the Vienna Konzerthaus since 2013 where he works on bringing music to a broader audience.

Profiles | Wolfgang Muthspiel

He’s made over 30 albums and tours all over the world. Yet, although he’s grateful for this substantial career, he’s never had the feeling that he’s “made it.”

Publisher’s Letter | We’ve Heard It All Before

I have one very vivid memory. I was a teenager traveling with some friends on the coast of Italy. We were in a dumpy motorboat, puttering along with a boombox.
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