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5 Movies and Series to Stream in Austria This Spring

Thanks to successive lockdowns and closed cinemas, streaming has become an even bigger part of our pandemic lives, and while many productions grinded to a halt last year, this spring’s lineup features an iconic superhero indulging in ’80s nostalgia, a Victorian sci-fi extravaganza, a comedy icon revisiting one of his most beloved characters, an animated Bollywood melodrama and a madcap Spanish road saga.
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Listening to Vienna

Trapped in London during the pandemic, a musicologist is reminded of the films and stories, the tastes and sounds, from Schubert to Billy Joel, that embody a unique sense of time and the pleasures of a laid-back life.

Hungarian Musicians Are Taking Over Vienna’s Art Scene

Since the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungarian musicians have adored Vienna’s art scene. The tradition of displaying their talents in Vienna continues to this day.

Saving the Salzburg Festival

A musicians' initiative to do aerosol studies made the Festival's 100th anniversary possible after all. From here, the studies will help the Vienna Philharmonic and others stay safe from COVID-19.

Top 5 Viennese Musicians in Quarantine

Many performers have taken to the internet where they teach, play and release fresh content, keeping our spirits alive during the crisis. Here are some of Metropole’s favorites!

Vienna’s Artists Bring the Best of Culture to Your Couch

Cultural life on Austria is on standby – but not quite. Many institutions are trying to keep the spirit alive online. We’ve compiled the best of Vienna’s cultural offerings you can enjoy from your couch.

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.

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 | 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.”

Music is Trump

The Resonanzen Festival, nine intensive days of early music in January, confirms that music still holds all the cards. It’s not f...

ELO and Waves Vienna

The 1970s pop icons are reunited and on tour at Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, and up-and-coming tour Vienna’s most storied venues at the Wave...

New Kids in Town

The Junges Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien: boot camp for six newly minted opera singers. The opera world can be “a crazy and dangerous place...

Our Top 5 Music Festivals This Summer

From chill lake-side vibes to eclectic performances in old Italian towns, the European festival circuit has it all. Here are our 5 favorite open air f...

Our Guide to Musiksommer in Lower Austria

Vienna closes its concert halls in the summer, but the nearby countryside offers a plethora of musical events For much of July and August, Vienna...

The Grandmaster is in

The music legend throws an audio-visual block party for the history of Hip Hop. With Hip Hop entering something resemblin...

Is Music Composed Before 1961 old?

The Klangforum’s Festliche Tage Alter Musik – with works composed between 1908 and 1961 – show us how old (and beautiful) modern music really ...

Get Your Meshugge on at the KlezMore Festival

Two weeks of Yiddish celebration from around the world show the versatility of a classic folk tradition Expressive melodies that draw from Yiddis...

At the Theater an der Wien René Jacobs Does The Magic Flute

Enchanting and confusing, Die Zauberflöte returns to the house it helped build However you look at it, the story is confusing. Somehow, Mozart’s ...

DJ Shadow is Spinning at the WUK This September

The alternative hip-hop legend returns with a new album in tow A seminal figure among turntablists, DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) greatly contributed to...

What to Expect at Donauinselfest 2017

Notable tributes and newcomers make this year a salute to musical innovators then and now. June in Vienna just wouldn’t feel the same without tho...

Take me to Church! Vienna’s Godliest Music Venues

Your guide to the best musical performances at churches throughout Vienna. It is obvious, but must be said: A church is not a concert hall. But...

Celebrating 200 Years of Teaching Music and Performing Arts

The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) celebrates its 200th anniversary with a cascade of events Friends of mine used to live...

Accordion Festival

On its 18th birthday, this world music festival explores Spain Still going strong after 18 years, the city's own International Accordion Festival...

The Power of Four

The enduring fascination of string quartets for musicians, composers and audiences The remarkable thing about the string quartet is how it endure...

Ennio Morricone

The legendary soundtrack composer goes on tour, celebrating 60 years of music Iconic, influential and prolific with over 500 film and TV scores a...

Tension and Tragedy – West Side Story 

The deadly rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets ignites once again, as an international cast takes the stage celebrating Jerome Robbins’ legacy Th...

Sounding Treasures

What do old musical instruments displayed in glass cases have to do with music? The world-renowned Collection of Historic Musical Instruments has the ...

Dropkick Murphys in Vienna

The Irish-American punk rockers kick off their European tour in Vienna Raucous and bursting with Celtic pride, The Dropkick Murphys have been mixin...

The Toughest Ticket in Town

A closer look at the Vienna Philharmonic and the New Year’s Concert, its most important event of the year A curious thing, tradition. On the firs...

The Pixies are in Town!

The alternative rock icons come to town with a brand new album A huge influence on the grunge movement and bands like Nirvana, Blur or Radiohead,...

Bernhard Günther of the Wien Modern Festival Answers Unanswered Questions

Bernhard Günther, the new artistic director of the Wien Modern festival, sets his course Where do we come from? Where are we going? And where the...

Slam Poet Saul Williams

The New York slam poet breaks back into the hip-hop scene. An alternative hip-hop icon since acquiring the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand ...

Elysium and the Death of Socrates

Ernst Krenek’s opera Pallas Athene weint: A musical megaphone for our political times. Does music amplify the uproar of the world around us, or d...

Vienna’s Classical Music | Tonight’s the Night

An intro to subscriptions for the upcoming music season, or how to remember where you put the tickets The concert season has finally reopened. From...

Ben Harper

The eclectic musician reunites with his backing band The Innocent Criminals for a new album A darling of the alternative crowd, socially conscious ...

Waves Vienna

The club culture festival presents emerging international artists Now going into its sixth iteration, the Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conferenc...

Yes, Uke Can! Ukulele Meetup in Vienna

The Wiener Ukulele Stammtisch brings amateur ukulele players together every month for an informal strum-and-sing meetup On a Monday evening, in t...