Vienna Mozart Concert at the Golden Hall
- Duration: 2 hours
It was hard to understand what this activity was and how it was different from another concert that was taking place at the same location until the moment you presented the tickets which you still had to get after showing the voucher. The “Meeting Point “ could benefit by adding instructions on where to enter and what to look for. Also, it would be great if you let everyone know that the roads are closed every night, because Vienna is trying to limit number of people taking cars to all those concerts. So, the concert and the venue are definitely 5-Stars. The planning portion is 3-stars (would’ve been 2 if we were late: concert actually start at the exact time on the voucher!)
The concert itself was excellent., the orchestra, singers and conductor were all very good. Unfortunately, we could hardly see anything from where we were sitting. We were right in the corner behind a statue and had to stand most of the time. Also although the dress code was supposedly a formal/black tie event nearly everyone in there were dressed very casually with jeans and trainers. We could have gone more casually too and not packed extra formal clothes in our suitcases that we didn't need. Just write 'no dress code' so people know, like they do for other concerts I checked out!!
Excellent concert. However, It came as a surprise that jackets are not allowed in the concert hall. Further, there is a charge of 0.85 euro for depositing the jackets at the wardrobe counters. I think this should be made known at this website or at the ticket office. We did not know until we were stopped at the entrance and we have to fight the madness and long queue to deposit our jackets and queue again to get to the entrance of our section. When we reached inside, there were many who had their jackets on. Apparently, this rule is not enforced for all. This part is really annoying.
Seating space even in superior section of this ornate beautiful concert hall is cramped. Hanging your coat costs you a little money but mostly time. Taxis and transportation are plentiful. Music and costumes are great. I loved the performance both classical music selections and opera. Enjoyed it.
Myself and my travel friend both enjoyed this experience. The orchestra played common Mozart masterpieces and some pieces that either of us heard. We both would recommend it as it was nice to experience musical piece in Vienna.