My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this concert at the Schonbrunn. Our VIP tickets made it very special and most convenient given my husband hearing deficiency. Perfect seats, outstanding music and performances in a fabulous setting. It just does not get any better than that! This experience was truly one of the highlights of our Austrian Tour.
It was a magical evening of Mozart and Strauss! The orchestra was excellent and so were the ballet dancers and opera singers. An announcement of the pieces they were playing/performing would have made the experience better. We took seats in the middle but it was too far from the orchestra, especially because seating of all rows was at the same level. One could not see very clearly.
The description is misleading. It is nothing like the grand Schonbrunn Palace mega event. The stage looks like a small setup in high school. The cast is not top grade, The performance and the whole experience is lackluster. I would save your money and valuable time for some other events or sightseeing. The folks that paid for C section were seated by the staff member in the A section because they knew them right in front of us blocking our view. How unfair!! All seats on same level so good luck in watching the performance if you are not in the first row.
The actual orchestra were incredible, however there was much more Opera style singing than I anticipated and I personally would have preferred to just listen to the music. The location was nice, however as stated on previous reviews you do not get to go through the main entrance of the Palace so slightly underwhelming.
Was a lovely evening, thoroughly enjoyed the evening concert.I was travelling with my mother, and partner and had booked this for my partners 50th birthday that day. Just a totally amazing experience, to anything we would normally attend. There was also the Christmas market at the Schonbrunn Palace. Beautiful buildings and surroundings and easy to find, by the metro.