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Burgtheater in Vienna

By bliba  
The famous Burgtheater in Vienna, with its prestigious building on Vienna's Ringstrasse, is one of the most important sites of German dramatic art in Austria and internationally.

Vienna's Burgtheater is not only the federal theatre of Austria, but is also one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world by international standards and one of Vienna's top 10 sights. Its classical stage and language style was soon considered a model for many other German theatres.

The Burgtheater of Vienna was once called "Theater an der Burg", was founded by Empress Maria Theresa on 14 March 1741 and was named the "German National Theatre" by her son Emperor Joseph II in 1776. From 1794 to 1918, the theatre in a former ballroom next to the Hofburg was known as the "Kaiserlich-königliches Hoftheater nächst der Burg".

Tomorrow I will visit this wonderful building again and watch MARIA STUART /Friedrich Schiller .
A political thriller, a historical exaggeration, a passionate examination of the questions that Schiller was concerned with all his life: What is freedom? How does politics work? And how can theatre immunise us against the deadly virus of power?


Tags: Photo journalism Monochrome Stage photography Vienna Stage performance Burgtheater Vienna

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Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022 3:55PM
A very impressive stage shot Oliver...
Excellent image... Isabel GrinGrin
21 Jan 2022 3:58PM
Great shot *****
21 Jan 2022 4:18PM
Superb shot Oliver.Smile
LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
21 Jan 2022 4:37PM
Superlative Monochrome indoor Architectural
Image with great “Parameter Control in the
capture & editing.”

Ciao, Peter 🌞💎
leo_nid 5 12
21 Jan 2022 4:39PM
an excellent shot, Oliver
hopefully you will get answers to at least some of those questions
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022 4:48PM
Superb work, Oliver.

Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022 4:49PM
Makes a striking image Oliver!
Saastad Plus
3 16 16 Norway
21 Jan 2022 5:01PM
Well done!

21 Jan 2022 5:32PM
Terrific shot Oliver
21 Jan 2022 5:49PM
Wow! I wish my German was good enough to follow the teaser, but the emotion needs no translation. An uplifting, inspiring but harrowing experience I am sure. Thanks for the post and text. I will follow tomorrow. Great internal architecture shot as well!
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
21 Jan 2022 5:54PM
Super image along with very interesting notes and video. Enjoy your evening at the theatre, Ollie.
studied Schiller's play for my German A Level, having also seen it on stage in Hamburg in 1961 as part of getting to know German literature at the sharp end...

cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022 6:18PM
An excellent image and fantastic information to back it Ollie.

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022 7:00PM
Some interesting detail in the surrounding boxes as well as the main stage. Above all are the starkness of a near-empty stage and the contrast between the classical theatre architecture and the modern staging.
Splendid work, Ollie, and your final paragraph sums up perfectly the power of classical art and its continuing relevance to the present.

richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
21 Jan 2022 7:31PM
Excellent composition Oliver!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
21 Jan 2022 9:59PM
Stunning use of black and white!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
21 Jan 2022 10:03PM
This really is a superb composed image Ollie. It is breathtaking and you just know something is about to begin.
21 Jan 2022 11:38PM
This theater does not look that old, Oliver..what a grand space...looks like a classic "shoebox" opera house. And, I expect seeing it this empty (except now) is pretty rare.

I totally agree with your sentiments.

saltireblue Plus
12 12.9k 82 Norway
22 Jan 2022 8:22AM
The boxes mirror the emptiness of the stage, and the view gives a good feeling of the vastness of the auditorium.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Jan 2022 11:34AM
A fine composition and capture of the theatre, Ollie, and another interesting story too 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
22 Jan 2022 11:57AM
Love the way you have composed the shot, amazing pov...
23 Jan 2022 12:59PM
An excellent piece of work, Ollie.

24 Jan 2022 4:25AM
Wow ...what grandeur ....what a shot such low light !
Stellar work

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