TIP: Experience Vienna after your German course
A visit to the theatre after your German courses doesn’t have to be expensive in Vienna. In renowned houses such as the Burgtheater (on the ring as your German course at DeutschAkademie) or the State Opera (opposite the German course) it is often possible to get cheap remaindered tickets or standing places shortly before the performance starts.
German course and spoken theatre in Vienna
The Burgtheater is the most famous theatre in the German-speaking world. Because the best actors and directors work there, most young actors dream of one day playing at the Burgtheater. On the photo above you can see the Burgtheater. You can take the tram directly from your German course at DeutschAkademie Vienna and will be there after three stops.
German course and music theatre in Vienna
The Vienna State Opera is one of the world’s leading opera houses, and is located directly opposite your German course at DeutschAkademie Vienna. Classical ballet and opera productions with artists such as Placido Domingo or José Carreras alongside the Vienna Philharmonic contribute greatly to the reputation of the house.
German course and contemporary theatre in Vienna
Year after year, festivals such as the Vienna Festival Weeks or ImpulsTanz prove that Vienna is also a centre of modern culture. Do a German course and experience Vienna!
Between May and August the best and most interesting spoken, dance and music theatre productions from all over the world have guest performances in Vienna.
Famous poets and dramatists from Vienna
Ferdinand Raimund: 1790 – 1832, Johann Nestroy: 1801 – 1862
were popular poets, wrote also in dialect, included many songs in their plays and also went on stage themselves. Go to the theatre in Vienna after your German course.
Franz Grillparzer (1791 – 1872)
belongs to a middle-class tradition. His poetic work is marked by his internal conflict, which is reflected externally in his judgement on Metternich’s policies. Grillparzer was not friend of Metternich, but was no enemy either.
Arthur Schnitzler (1862 – 1932)
studied medicine and even in his very early years was interested in psychology. This interest was nurtured by his friendship with Sigmund Freud. Schnitzler’s plays caused a great scandal at their premieres in Vienna and are very relevant even today. So , for example, the American film director Stanley Kubrick made his film “Eyes wide shut” with Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise based on motifs from Schnitzler’s “Traumnovelle”.
You will find the most famous theaters close to your German course in Vienna.
Max Reinhardt (1873 – 1943)
was a co-founder in 1920 of the Salzburger Festspiele and founded the Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna in 1929-it is still regarded today as the best acting school in the German-speaking world. Experience Vienna by going to the theatre after your German course.
Oskar Werner (1922 – 1984)
had an international film career alongside his acting career. For his lead role as a ship’s surgeon in the film “Ship of Fools” he was nominated for the Oscar as best actor in a leading role. Two years earlier he played a leading role in Truffaut’s “Jules et Jim”.
Romy Schneider (1938 – 1982)
graduated from the Reinhardt-Seminar, achieved world fame through the Sissi Trilogy, but later distanced herself from this film and moved to Paris, where she worked with directors like Luchino Visconti. She is one of the few German-speaking film actresses to be world-famous.
Klaus Maria Brandauer (born 1943)
also a graduate of the Reinhardt-Seminar, is a life member of the Burgtheater (Vienna) and made his international film career in the 1970 film version of Klaus Mann’s novel Mephisto. He and director István Szabó received the Oscar for best foreign film for Mephisto in 1982.