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A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Parody and Psychoanalysis

Follow the tracks of Konstanze Mozart’s carriage to Baden-bei-Wien – long the home-away-from-home for countless Viennese hypochondriacs like her – and you’ll discover quite possibly the most beautiful small theatre in Central Europe. It’s one of 48 that the architect-duo Hellmer and Fellner erected from 1871 to 1913, after Vienna’s Volkstheater, but before its Konzerthaus. […]

A Mistaken Identity

A Mistaken Identity

After so much opera awash in affectation and airs, what a relief to see the wonderful comic gem of domestic intrigue Intermezzo, by Richard Strauss, in a new production Dec. 11-20, 2008, at the Theater an der Wien.  Here we have a glimpse into the back scenes of a marital drama, some eavesdropping on private […]

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