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SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT 2019
20th JUNE 2019

Vienna Philharmonic Logo

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!

IMPRESSIONS

Program

Gioacchino Rossini

Guillaume Tell: Overture: Finale

Giuseppe Verdi

La forza del destino: Overture

Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur: “Io son l’umile ancella”

Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria rusticana: Symphonic Interlude

Giuseppe Verdi

Aida

Triumphal March

Ballet Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake: Neapolitan Dance

Sergei Prokofiev

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

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca: “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore”

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

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).

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 tickets will be issued on the day of the concert at 5:00 pm at the two „Brunnenbecken“ on the Hietzing and Meidling sides (see map) of the park. First come, first serve, for one ticket per person, 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, Facebook, Hotline +43 677 629 109 44 and our WhatsBroadcast Info-Service 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
Wheelchair users and persons with restricted mobility should enter the event grounds by way of the Haupttor (Main Gate). Upon presentation of suitable documentation, you and your assistant will receive entrance wristbands at the Vienna Philharmonic stand in the Ehrenhof between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.

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 chairs, benches, blankets and other types of seating
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

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets

Do I need a ticket for the Summer Night Concert?

NO! You do not need a ticket to attend the Summer Night Concert.
The concert is a gift of the Vienna Philharmonic to all music lovers!

How do I get a pass for a place near the front with seating?
When should I get in line for one of these places?

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

Are there special places for persons with restricted mobility?

YES! Wheelchair users and persons with restricted mobility should enter the event grounds by way of the Haupttor (Main Gate). Upon presentation of suitable documentation, you and your assistant will receive entrance wristbands at the Vienna Philharmonic stand in the Ehrenhof between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.

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

Access

When do the gates open and when should one be there at the latest?

The Palace Park is open all day.
Admission to the concert will start around 5 p.m.
Access to the concert is only by way of the Hietzing Gate or the Meidling Gate (Hietzinger Tor / Meidlinger Tor), access to the Gloriettewiese is possible via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor (see map) - please note the additional information about Gloriettewiese here.

How large can a bag or backpack be which I can bring with me?

Bags and backpacks may not be larger than A4 format!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

Can one bring food and drinks?

YES! You can bring provisions with you!
For safety reasons bringing drinks is not allowed!
The only exception is one 0.25 l tetra pack per PERSON!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

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

Concert

How long does the concert last?

The concert begins at 8:30 PM and lasts until approximately 10:00 PM.

When do the gates open and when should one be there at the latest?

The Palace Park is open all day.
Admission to the concert will start around 5 p.m.
Access to the concert is only by way of the Hietzing Gate or the Meidling Gate (Hietzinger Tor / Meidlinger Tor), access to the Gloriettewiese is possible via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor (see map) - please note the additional information about Gloriettewiese here.

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

Gloriettewiese

Is it possible to follow the concert from the Gloriettewiese and hear the music from there?

Yes, but technical and legal event regulations do not allow a dedicated sound system for the 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).

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

Food/Drinks

Can one bring food and drinks?

YES! You can bring provisions with you!
For safety reasons bringing drinks is not allowed!
The only exception is one 0.25 l tetra pack per PERSON!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

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

Seating

May I bring along a folding chair or a blanket on which to sit?

NO! Folding chairs and blankets are NOT ALLOWED on the event grounds!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

Outside of the official seating areas, are there any other opportunities on the event grounds to sit down?

NO! There are no other seating opportunities. For security reasons, all park benches will be removed from the event grounds in advance!

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

Bags

How large can a bag or backpack be which I can bring with me?

Bags and backpacks may not be larger than A4 format!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

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

TV

When and where will the concert be broadcast on television?

The ORF will broadcast the Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert on May 31, 2018, live time-delayed, at 9:05 PM in ORF 2.
The concert will be re-broadcast on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 5:30 PM on ORF III.

Weather

How and when can one find out if the concert might be postponed because of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, information about a possible postponement can be found on the Summer Night Concert website, on our Facebook page, Hotline +43 677 629 109 44, our WhatsBroadcast Info-Service, on the ORF-Teletext or on the ZAMG website (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik).

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
ZZ Vermögensverwaltung
Münze Österreich
Institutions
Bundeskanzleramt
BM für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus
Schönbrunn
Media Partners
ORF
Eurovision

Contact

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

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