Theaters and museums in Vienna
The most famous theaters of Vienna - Vienna State Opera, the "Burgtheater" and "Volksoper". The performances of the Vienna Opera House is now known throughout the world. Operetta also plays a role in the life of the city, because it worked in Vienna, the leading masters of the operetta genre.
The most famous drama theater in Vienna - Burgtheater is situated on the Boulevard Ring. It was built in 1874-88 under the project of Gottfried Semper. Magnificent theater interior is decorated with murals by Gustav Klimt and Franz Match. Heavily damaged during the war, the theater was reopened in 1955.
Burgeteatr - Vienna
The musical mecca of Vienna - Shtaats operas. The authors of the project, Eduard van der July and August Sikkardsburg got their inspiration in the French early Renaissance. May 25, 1869 Opera officially opened "Don Giovanni" by Mozart. The building, which now admired in his time has been the subject of fierce attacks: architects accused of all mortal sins, allowed himself to criticism and the Kaiser. Unable to withstand such a shame, van der Nyul hanged himself two months later he died of a heart attack Sikkardsburg. If you believe the stories, Franz Joseph has since avoided expressing an opinion on questions of art, using consistently stereotyped, the now nominal phrase: "It was wonderful and made me very pleased ...". Destroyed during the war, the restored Opera House was opened in 1955, almost simultaneously with the Burgtheater. In February, the Staatsoper is the most famous Austrian Ball - opernbal. One night the audience and the stage turned into a huge dance floor. Extravaganza of floral garlands, luxury toilets, sparkling jewels - the high society of Austria appears in all its splendor. Forget all the high state and other duties, and after a wonderful polonaise forever, where the white toilet set off the debutante dress coats and uniforms partners when we hear a phrase that can be translated as: "All dance the waltz!", A holiday begins, lasting until the morning ...
Not far from the Staatsoper another "temple of art" - "Musikverein", the house incomparable Vienna Philharmoniker. The building was constructed in 1867-69 years Theophilus Hansen, author of the draft of the Parliament. First day of January in the "gold" room Mukzikferayna is New Year's Concert, broadcast on television throughout the world. This concert, like opernbal - one of the central events of social life. Honor to conduct concerts, where the majority of sound works of the Strauss family, and Liner, awarded to only the most famous conductor Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Klayber, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta ...
Vienna - a city of museums and exhibitions. Now you can see the interesting exhibits presented in the Kunsthistorisches, Natural History, the History Museum of Vienna, as well as the Museum Albertina, Homes, Museums Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, and . Strauss, J. Kalman. Collection of masterpieces of world art is stored in the Austrian Gallery and the Academy of Fine Arts, located in Vienna.
Natural History Museum
"Albertine", which stores 200,000 original, belongs to the world's largest collections of graphics. The museum is named after its founder, Duke Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, the wife of a favorite daughter of Maria Theresa - Maria Cristina. The funds of the meeting - the masterpieces of Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, Schiele, and many other artists, from the XV century until the present.
On both sides of the square of Maria Theresa, with its architectural monuments are twins - art-historical and natural-history museum, built in 1871-81 by Gottfried Semper's and Karl Hasenauer in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Pride of the Kunsthistorisches Museum - its an art gallery with works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Titian, Velazquez, Netherlandish masters of the world's largest collection of Bruegel.
In addition, in the capital are the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of Military History, the Austrian Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Technology Industry and Crafts, Museum of hours in Vienna, Museum of tin, which is a collection of pewter products Fetter R, et al The Vienna Art Gallery, along masterpieces of A. Durer, Rubens, Velázquez and Titian, exhibited a picture P. Bruegel "Hunters in the Snow," familiar to many of our compatriots in the film A. Tarkovsky's "Solaris."