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Klingende Kunst at the Kunsthistorische Museum

The Volksoper Opera Studio visits the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 PM

Music and visual art are sister arts that have always influenced and inspired each other. Modest Mussorgsky wrote his Pictures at an Exhibition based on paintings and drawings by Viktor Hartmann, Max Reger's Böcklin Suite is inspired by the painting Isle of the Dead, and Igor Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress unfolds its plot along the engravings of William Hogarth—a list that could go on for a long time.

Members of our Opera Studio (supported by Christian Zeller) will now have the opportunity to create a concert program based on exhibits at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in four editions of Thursday Evening at the Museum. In the first episode, Kamila Dutkowska (soprano), Maria Hegele (mezzo-soprano), Stanisław Napierała (tenor), and Rafael Salas Chía (piano) delve into the rural life of days gone by. Inspired by the genre paintings of Pieter Bruegel, music will resonate with themes of rural weddings, country festivals, harvest joys, and harvest sorrows. The focus will be on Eastern European composers such as Antonin Dvořák, Béla Bartók, and Leoš Janáček.

Tickets for the concert also grant access to the Kunsthistorisches Museum on the day of the event.

Tickets available via Kunsthistorisches Museum