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concert The 2018 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert With Valery Gergiev and Anna Netrebko

With Valery Gergiev and Anna Netrebko

The 2018 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert With Valery Gergiev and Anna Netrebko


Every year, as the days grow longer, Austria gets ready for one of the classical calendar’s highlights: the Vienna Philharmonic’s Summer Night Concert. This event, inaugurated in 2004, brings the prestigious ensemble together with some of the world’s most illustrious soloists—in front of an audience that regularly numbers more than 100,000—in the gardens of Vienna’s world-famous Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For the 2018 Summer Night Concert, the Vienna Philharmonic invited Valery Gergiev to spend a splendid Italian evening al fresco with them—as well as soprano Anna Netrebko, luminous in famous arias like "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca and "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi. Maestro Gergiev and the ensemble conjure the Italian spirit in popular works by Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini, and Leoncavallo—as well as Italian-inspired pieces by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Czech composer Julius Fučík.

Photo © Max Parovsky

Associated event



  • Gioachino Rossini, William Tell
    • Overture
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La forza del destino
    • Overture
  • Francesco Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur
    • "Io son l'umile ancella"
  • Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana
    • Intermezzo sinfonico
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Aida
    • II, 2: Triumphal March
  • Marius Petipa / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
    • Neapolitan Dance
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, suite for Orchestra No. 2 Op. 64ter
    • 1. Montagues and Capulets
  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
    • II: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)
  • Giacomo Puccini, Manon Lescaut
    • Intermezzo
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci
    • I: "Stridono lassù"
  • Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
    • "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)
  • Julius Fučík, Florentine March
  • Johann Strauss II, Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood), Waltz, Op. 354


  • Venue: Schoenbrunn Palace (Vienna, Austria)
  • Production date: 2018
  • Recording date: 31/05/2018
  • Production: © ORF in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic. All rights reserved.
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