Last night was truly a magical night. The Opera house opened its doors in 1869, but was devastated by the bombing in 1945. Only the main facade, the grand staircase, and the Schwind Foyer had been spared from the bombs. It was then rebuilt and opened again in 1955. Today, it is one of the most famous Opera houses in the world.
Snapped this picture as we got off the tram. GORGEOUS!!!
Gasp!..literally took my breath away
We were delighted to take in the performance of Le Nozze di Figaro, which happened to be composed by Mozart (fun fact: this piece premiered in Vienna on May 1, 1786 at the Burgtheater). How fitting to have our first opera experience here in Vienna with this beautiful and well known piece. The summary of the story is that the Count, who is married to Rosina, now seems to have a wandering eye for other women, especially his servant Figaro's fiancee, Susanna.
Figaro, Susanna, and Rosina devise a plan to embarrass and restore the
Count's love to Rosina, while the Count tries to delay
Figaro's marriage to Susanna.
Truly an amazing night and we can't wait to partake in many more performances during our time here.