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VIENNA STATE OPERA ORCHESTRA

In 1918, when Austria changed from the Austrian-Hungarian empire to the Austrian Republic, the “Court Opera” became the Vienna State Opera, with the musicians in the orchestra and the singers in the chorus members of Austrian public services. Beside their official duties, the members of the orchestra constitute a private society, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1842 by members of the orchestra of the “Court Opera”, to provide an outstanding concert orchestra for Vienna.

The Vienna Philharmonic consists only of musicians who were members of the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, but not each member of this orchestra is necessarily a member of the Vienna Philharmonic. Membership of the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra demands the special agreement of all colleagues. In 1927 the chorus of the Vienna State Opera founded a private choral society called the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor to provide an outstanding concert choir in addition to the singers’ duties in the opera house.

The orchestra and the chorus of the Vienna State Opera take part in every rehearsal and performance of the Vienna State Opera during the season from 1 September to 30 June. For all performances apart from their official duties, concerts in Vienna, on tour or special appearances, for example at the Salzburg Festival or for studio recordings, they use their private names, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic) and Konzertvereinigung WienerStaatsopernchor (Concert Union of the Vienna State Opera Chorus).

The Bühnenorchester der Österreichischen Bundestheater (Stage Orchestra of the Austrian Federal Theatres) was founded after the war to carry out special tasks on stage at the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Volksoper and the Burgtheater. They are not members of the normal orchestras. In 1999, when the Austrian Federal Theatres were reorganised, the Stage Orchestra of the Austrian Federal Theatres was affiliated to the Vienna State Opera, thus becoming the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.

Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF SINGERS Naxos Educational
8.558097-100
Operetta
ADAM, A.: Corsaire (Le) [Ballet] (Vienna State Ballet, 2016) (Blu-ray, HD) Naxos
NBD0090V
Ballet DVD
ADAM, A.: Corsaire (Le) [Ballet] (Vienna State Ballet, 2016) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110594
Ballet DVD
BIZET, G.: Carmen [Opera] (C. Ludwig, J. King, Pilou, Waechter, Vienna Boys Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Maazel) Orfeo
C733082I
Opera
BRENDEL, Alfred: Young Brendel - The Vox Years - Highlights from Brendel's Early Recording Career Vox Box
CD6X-3601
Concerto
BRITTEN, B.: Billy Budd [Opera] (Shicoff, Skovhus, Halfvarson, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Runnicles) Orfeo
C602033D
Opera
DEUTSCHER, A.: Cinderella [Opera] (Viennese version for children) (Vienna State Opera, 2018) (NTSC) belvedere edition
BVE08044
Opera DVD
DODERER, J.: Fatima, oder von den mutigen Kindern [Opera] (Vienna State Opera, 2015) (NTSC) belvedere edition
BVE08019
Opera DVD
DONIZETTI, G.: Lucia di Lammermoor [Opera] (Gruberova, Dvorský, Manuguerra, Vogel, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Patanè) Orfeo
C931182I
Opera
DVOŘÁK, A.: Rusalka [Opera] (Beňačková-Čáp, Nesterenko, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Neumann) Orfeo
C638042I
Opera
EINEM, G. von: Besuch der alten Dame (Der) [Opera] (C. Ludwig, Wächter, Beirer, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Stein) Orfeo
C930182I
Opera
ENESCU: Oedipe Naxos
8.660163-64
Opera
GIORDANO, U.: Andrea Chénier [Opera] (Corelli, Tebaldi, E. Bastianini, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Matačić) Orfeo
C682062I
Opera
GLIERE, R.: Symphony No. 3, "Il'ya Muromets" / The Red Poppy Suite (Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Scherchen) (1952) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80753-54
Orchestral
GOTTSCHALK, L.M.: Orchestral and Instrumental Music (A Gottschalk Festival) (List, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Buketoff, Adler) Vox Box
CDX-5009
Orchestral
GOUNOD, C.-F.: Faust [Opera] (Beczała, Isokoski, Kwangchul Youn, Selinger, Eröd, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, de Billy) Orfeo
C805103D
Opera
JOACHIM, J.: Schubert - Symphony in C Major (Vienna State Opera, Prohaska) (1951) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80605
Orchestral
KIENZL, W.: Evangelimann (Der) (Vienna Volksoper, 2005) (NTSC) Capriccio
C93516
Opera DVD
LEONCAVALLO, R.: Pagliacci [Opera] (excerpts) (P. Domingo, Cotrubas, Manuguerra, Schöne, Witte, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, A. Fischer) Orfeo
C756081B
Opera
LORTZING, A.: Wildschütz (Der) [Opera] (Volker, Rössel-Majdan, Kmentt, Seefried, Felbermayer, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Wallberg) Orfeo
C786102I
Opera
MACDOWELL, E.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Rivkin) (1953) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80387
Concerto
MASSENET, J.: Werther (Vienna State Opera, 2005) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-OPWER
Opera DVD
MEMORIES OF OLD VIENNA THEATRE (Gueden) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80285
Choral - Secular
MERCADANTE, S.: Giuramento (Il) [Opera] (Kerns, Baltsa, Zampieri, P. Domingo, Fiotta, Herman, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, G. Albrecht) Orfeo
C680062I
Opera
MINKUS, L.: Don Quixote [Ballet] (Vienna State Ballet, 2016) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
742504
Ballet DVD
MINKUS, L.: Don Quixote [Ballet] (Vienna State Ballet, 2016) (NTSC) C Major
742408
Ballet DVD
MOORE, D.: Devil and Daniel Webster (The) [Opera] (Winters, Blankenship, Young, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Aliberti) (1957) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81229
Opera
MOZART, W.A.: Così fan tutte [Opera] (Janowitz, Ludwig, Miljakovic, Dallapozza, Berry, Waechter, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchesra, J. Krips) Orfeo
C697072I
Opera
MOZART, W.A.: Nozze di Figaro (Le) [Opera] (T. Krause, Tomowa-Sintow, J. Van Dam, F. von Stade, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Karajan) Orfeo
C856123D
Opera
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K. 364 / Eine kleine Nachtmusik / Ein musikalischer Spass (Prohaska) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80249
Concerto
Opera Arias (Baritone): Hvorostovsky, Dmitri - BELLINI, V. / ROSSINI, G. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P. / VERDI, G. Orfeo
C966181B
Opera
Opera Arias (Bass): Furlanetto, Ferruccio - VERDI, G. / MUSSORGSKY, M.P. Orfeo
C887141B
Opera
Opera Arias (Bass-baritone) - MOZART, W.A. / BERG, A. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / STRAUSS, R. / WAGNER, R. / VERDI, G. Orfeo
C769091B
Opera
Opera Arias (Mezzo-soprano): Ludwig, Christa - MOZART, W.A. / STRAUSS, R. / ROSSINI, G. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / WAGNER, R. / BERG, A. Orfeo
C758083D
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano) - WAGNER, R. / VERDI, G. Orfeo
C730071B
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Della Casa, Lisa - MOZART, W.A. / WAGNER, R. / STRAUSS, R. / EINEM, G. von (1955-1971) Orfeo
C685091B
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Gruberová, Edita - DONIZETTI, G. / MOZART, W.A. / VERDI, G. / STRAUSS, R. / MASSENET, J. / BELLINI, V. Orfeo
C857112I
Opera, Operetta, Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Janowitz, Gundula - MONTEVERDI, C. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / SMETANA, B. / MOZART, W.A. / VERDI, G. / WEBER, C.M. von / WAGNER, R. Orfeo
C731071B
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Jurinac, Sena - VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / MOZART, W.A. / STRAUSS, R. Orfeo
C684062I
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Rysanek, Leonie - TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / SMETANA, B. / CHERUBINI, L. / WAGNER, R. / STRAUSS, R. Orfeo
C696072I
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Botha, Johan - BEETHOVEN, L. / WAGNER, R. / STRAUSS, R. (Wiener Staatsoper Live) (1997-2014) Orfeo
C906171B
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Botha, Johan - VERDI, G. / GIORDANO, U. / MASCAGNI, P. / LEONCAVALLO, R. / PUCCINI, G. (Italian Opera Arias) Orfeo
C967192
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Dermota, Anton - MOZART, W.A / WAGNER, R. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / STRAUSS, R. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / SHOSTAKOVICH, D. / PFITZNER, H. Orfeo
C683102I
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Domingo, Plácido - VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / GIORDANO, U. / LEONCAVALLO, R. / BELLINI, V. / MERCADANTE, S. Orfeo
C699073D
Opera, Operetta, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
Opera Arias (Tenor): Kmentt, Waldemar - MOZART, W.A. / GLUCK, C.W. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / ROSSINI, G. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / OFFENBACH, J. / SMETANA, B. Orfeo
C770091B
Opera
Opera Arias and Duets (Soprano): Freni, Mirella - PUCCINI, G. / VERDI, G. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / GIORDANO, U. Orfeo
C806102I
Opera
OPERA EXCLUSIVE - PLACIDO DOMINGO LIVE (PAL/NTSC) TDKDVD
DV-GOLDBOX2
Opera DVD
Opera Scenes and Arias - VERDI, G. / ROSSINI, G. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / MUSSORGSKY, M.P. (Ghiaurov, Waechter, Krips, Sinopoli) (1969-1998) Orfeo
C671051B
Opera
Operas - BIZET, G. / MOZART, W.A. / VERDI, G. / WAGNER, R. (150 Years Wiener Staatsoper - The Anniversary Edition) (Abbado, K. Böhm, Karajan) Orfeo
C980120
Opera, Orchestral, Opera
PROKOFIEV, S.: War and Peace [Opera] (Vienna Chamber Choir, Belgrade National Opera Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Janssen) (1958) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81197-98
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Madama Butterfly [Opera] (Jurinac, Lorenzi, Paskalis, Rössel-Majdan, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Klobučar) Orfeo
C767092I
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Tabarro (Il) / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi (Il trittico) (Zschau, Lorengar, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, G. Albrecht) Orfeo
C768093D
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Turandot [Opera] (Nilsson, Klein, Zaccaria, Di Stefano, Price, Paskalis, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Molinari-Pradelli) Orfeo
C757082I
Opera
PUCCINI: Turandot (Vienna State Opera, 1983) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-CLOPTUR
Opera DVD
ROSSINI, G.: Guillaume Tell [Opera] (Sung in French) (Gustafson, Kotoski, Sabbatini, Hampson, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Luisi) Orfeo
C640053D
Opera
ROSSINI, G.: Opera Overtures (Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Rossi) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80696
Orchestral
ROZSA, M.: Concerto for Strings / Kaleidoscope (Rozsa Conducts Rozsa) (1958) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81014
Concerto, Orchestral
SCHUBERT, F.: Symphony No. 7 (arr. F. Weingartner from 1821 sketches) (Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Litschauer) (1952) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80641
Orchestral
SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Mozart and Viennese Operetta Aria Recordings (1926-1938) Naxos Historical
8.111100
Operetta
SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Concerto, Op. 54 / Introduction and Allegro appassionato / Introduction and Concert Allegro (Demus) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80525
Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District [Opera] (Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Metzmacher) Orfeo
C812112I
Opera
SMETANA, B.: Bartered Bride (The) [Opera] (Sung in German) (Braun, Konetzni, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Klobučar) Orfeo
C785092I
Opera
STRAUSS II, J.: Die Fledermaus TDKDVD
DV-CLOPDFM
Opera DVD
STRAUSS II, J.: Die Fledermaus (The Bat) (Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Karajan) (1955) Naxos Historical
8.111036-37
Operetta
STRAUSS, R.: Arabella (Vienna State Opera, 2012) (Blu-ray, HD) EPC Distribution
EPC04BD
Opera DVD
STRAUSS, R.: Arabella (Vienna State Opera, 2012) (NTSC) EPC Distribution
EPC03DVD
Opera DVD
STRAUSS, R.: Ariadne auf Naxos [Opera] (Janowitz, Gruberová, Baltsa, J. King, Berry, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Böhm) Orfeo
C817112I
Opera
STRAUSS, R.: Capriccio (Vienna State Opera, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
716004
Opera DVD
STRAUSS, R.: Capriccio (Vienna State Opera, 2013) (NTSC) C Major
715908
Opera DVD
STRAUSS, R.: Capriccio [Opera] (Della Casa, Kerns, Kmentt, Berry, Wiener, Ludwig, Klein, Popp, Wunderlich, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Prêtre) Orfeo
C734082I
Opera
STRAUSS, R.: Elektra [Opera] (Nilsson, Rysanek, Resnik, Waechter, Windgassen, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, K. Böhm) Orfeo
C886142I
Opera
STRAUSS, R.: Frau ohne Schatten (Die) [Opera] (Rysanek, Höngen, Hopf, Goltz, L. Weber, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, K. Böhm) Orfeo
C668053D
Opera
STRAUSS, R.: Intermezzo [Opera] (Steffek, Prey, Gruber, Kmentt, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, J. Keilberth) Orfeo
C765082I
Opera
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Eugene Onegin [Opera] (Sung in German) (Jahn, Freni, Yachmi, Lilowa, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa) Orfeo
C637042I
Opera
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Nutcracker (The) (Vienna State Opera, 2012) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
718304
Ballet DVD
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Nutcracker (The) (Vienna State Opera, 2012) (NTSC) C Major
718208
Ballet DVD
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Farnadi, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Scherchen) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80662
Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake (Vienna State Opera, 2014) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
717704
Ballet DVD
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake (Vienna State Opera, 2014) (NTSC) C Major
717608
Ballet DVD
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake / The Nutcracker / MINKUS, L.: Don Quixote [Ballets] (Vienna State Ballet, 2012-2016) (3-Blu-ray Disc Box Set) C Major
747104
Ballet DVD
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Swan Lake / The Nutcracker / MINKUS, L.: Don Quixote [Ballets] (Vienna State Ballet, 2012-2016) (3-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) C Major
747008
Ballet DVD
VERDI, G.: Attila [Opera] (Ghiaurov, Cappuccilli, Zampieri, Visconti, Hopferwieser, Šramek, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Sinopoli) Orfeo
C601032I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Ballo in maschera (Un) [Opera] (Pavarotti, Cappuccilli, G. Lechner, Schemtschuk, Nádor, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Abbado) Orfeo
C907162I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Don Carlo [Opera] (Janowitz, Verrett, F. Corelli, Waechter, Ghiaurov, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, H. Stein) Orfeo
C649053D
Opera
VERDI, G.: Don Carlos (Vienna State Opera, 2004) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-OPCARLOS
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Don Carlos [Opera] (Freni, Baltsa, Carreras, Cappuccilli, Raimondi, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Karajan) Orfeo
C876133D
Opera
VERDI, G.: Don Carlos [Opera] (Sung in French) (Tamar, Michael, Vargas, Skovhus, A. Miles, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, de Billy) Orfeo
C648054L
Opera
VERDI, G.: Ernani [Opera] (Shicoff, Crider, Álvarez, Scandiuzzi, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa) Orfeo
C861132I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Falstaff [Opera] (Berry, Zancanaro, Araiza, Zednik, Gahmlich, Mazzola, Lorengar, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Maazel) Orfeo
C783092I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Forza del Destino (La) [Opera] (A. Stella, Simionato, Di Stefano, Bastianini, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Mitropoulos) Orfeo
C681062I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Forza del destino (La) [Opera] (Vienna State Opera, 2008) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
751104
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Forza del destino (La) [Opera] (Vienna State Opera, 2008) (NTSC) C Major
751008
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Luisa Miller [Opera] (Sukis, Bonisolli, Taddei, C. Ludwig, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Erede) Orfeo
C784102I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Macbeth [Opera] (Milnes, Ludwig, Ridderbusch, Cossutta, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Böhm) Orfeo
C766082I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Nabucco (Vienna State Opera, 2001) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-OPNAB
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello [Opera] (P. Domingo, Tomowa-Sintow, Bruson, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Mehta) Orfeo
C698072I
Opera
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Vienna State Opera, 2002) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-OPSIBOW
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Traviata (La) [Opera] (Cotrubaș, Gedda, MacNeil, Gruberová, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchesra, J. Krips) Orfeo
C816112I
Opera
VERDI: Trovatore (Il) (Vienna State Opera, 1978) (PAL) TDKDVD
DV-CLOPIT
Opera DVD
Vocal Recital: Seefried, Irmgard - HAYDN, J. / MOZART, W.A. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / BRAHMS, J. / SCHUBERT, F. / SCHUMANN, R. (1944-1967) Orfeo
C877134I
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Feen (Die) [Opera] (Vienna State Opera, 2012) (NTSC) belvedere edition
BVE10129
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Lohengrin [Opera] (J. Thomas, C. Watson, C. Ludwig, Berry, Talvela, Waechter, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, K. Böhm) Orfeo
C862133D
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Die) [Opera] (Seefried, Schöffler, Kunz, Frick, Waechter, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Reiner) Orfeo
C667054L
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Ring des Nibelungen (Der): Siegfried [Opera] (excerpts) (Melchior, Tessmer) (1929-1932) Naxos Historical
8.110091-92
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Scenes from Operas (Stemme, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Welser-Möst, Seiji Ozawa) Orfeo
C937171B
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Walküre (Die) (Botha, Stemme, Anger, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Welser-Möst) Orfeo
C875131B
Opera
WALTON, W.: Wise Virgins (The) / TOMMASINI, V.: Le donne di buon umore Suite (1953) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81061
Orchestral
WEBER, C.M. von: Freischütz (Der) [Opera] (Janowitz, R. Holm, J. King, Ridderbusch, Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, K. Böhm) Orfeo
C732072I
Opera
WIENER OPERNFEST 1955 (Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, R. Reiner, R. Kubelik, Knappertsbusch, K. Böhm) Orfeo
C666053D
Opera
WIENER OPERNFEST 2005 Orfeo
C672052I
Opera, Orchestral, Opera





 
 
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