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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vienna, Austria: The Staatsoper

Before leaving for Europe, we found a great deal on tickets to Mozart's Die Zauberflote at the Vienna Staatsoper. (Translation: The classic Mozart opera, The Magic Flute, at the Vienna State Opera.) We booked them for our first night in Vienna and made it just in time to check in to our hotel and rush over to the opera house.
The building was absolutely beautiful, and it felt so surreal attending a classic opera in Europe. We had to keep pinching ourselves all night!
The vaal reminded me of old fashioned movies I've seen, along with The Sound of Music (although that was filmed in Salzburg, Austria). It was gorgeous!
During intermission, we toured around the opera house a bit more. Again, so, so pretty.
Then it was back to the opera that I totally recognized (it's where the well-known soprano opera song "Queen of the Night" comes from) but didn't entirely understand...
...despite the English subtitles. I was just too mesmerized by the opera itself to pay attention to both the stage and screen at the same time! (Although I did love catching beautiful lines like the one below.)
It was such an incredible night! Afterwards, we were a little worried that the rest of our stay in Vienna would be a bit anticlimactic because the first evening had been so amazing. Luckily, we were pleasantly surprised by what was in store for us in Austria.


  1. How incredible and stunning is that?!?? Oh my goodness.. Heaven will hold such buildings.

  2. Mozart's Zauberfloete is one of my favorite. You and the Mr. look dashing. The Staatsoper in Wien is awesome. Wonderful pictures =)

  3. Wow, that sounds like such an amazing experience! The opera house looks so beautiful. There just aren't buildings like that in America. Klane wouldve loved to see that, he loves the music from The Magic Flute. Can't wait to see the rest of your Austrian adventures.

  4. Thank you for sharing all of this. It's so incredible all the amazing things you got to do in Europe. What an amazing experience!

  5. Awesome! I have always wanted to go to an opera!! Very Very cool! You guys took amazing pics of the whole time there!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. wow. i am so jealous right now. i would love to take this exact trip. and so cool that your husband is flying jets. i just wanted to say thankyou for your sweet comment on my blog. i actually love that dove clip and i've blogged about it before because it is very powerful. anyway thanks again, i'm glad you could relate. :)

  7. Very cool. What an awesome Honeymoon! Since I'll never go to Europe this is fun to share with you. Keep on posting...


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