As a presenter, I adhere to Billy Wilder’s first commandment of show business: “Thou shalt not bore thy audience”. Finding surprising approaches to classics and novelties from all genres is my mission and gives me great pleasure.
Whether on ORF cultural television, Radio Österreich 1 or on the open stage, what drives me is curiosity: in music, in people, in art and culture.
To indulge in the beautiful with esprit, easily but never superficially—long-standing partners such the Vienna Philharmonic, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and concert organisers like Jeunesse appreciate that—as most of all, does the audience.
I look forward to putting your event in the best light!
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From the Vienna State Opera
16.12.2023 | 08.15 pm on ORF 2
No one wants to own it. Anyone who wants to conquer it must first solve three riddles. If they don’t succeed, they will pay with their lives. The Vienna State Opera is staging Puccini’s operatic blockbuster “Turandot” about power, death and love in a new production by Claus Guth, under the musical direction of Marco Armiliato, with a prominent cast including Asmik Grigorian in the title role and Jonas Kaufmann in the role of Prince Calàf. ORF culture presenter Teresa Vogl provides orientation on what is probably the oldest theme of tragic love, the inseparable unity of Eros and Thanatos.
Live from the Musikverein Vienna
New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic 2024
01.01.2024 | 11.15 am on ORF 2, ZDF and 3Sat
On January 1, 2024, the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert will take place under the baton of Maestro Christian Thielemann at the Vienna Musikverein. Christian Thielemann has a particularly close and productive artistic partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic. He will conduct the prestigious concert event for the second time after 2019. The 2024 New Year’s Concert will be broadcast to over 90 countries worldwide and watched by millions of TV viewers. Teresa Vogl will commentate the concert live for the second time.
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Live and time-delayed from Schönbrunn:
Summer Night Concert 2023
08.06.2023 | 09.20 pm on ORF 2
In the midst of the baroque park landscape and framed by the extraordinary scenery of the festively illuminated Schönbrunn Palace and the Gloriette, this year’s nightly gala concert is entirely dedicated to French culture. For the first time, the Canadian-French conductor Yannick Nézet-Seguin will take the podium at Schönbrunn’s open-air stage, and the Latvian mezzo-soprano and audience favorite Elina Garanca will also make her debut here. The program from excerpts from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen to works by Berlioz, Gounod and Saint-Saens to Maurice Ravel’s Boléro. The traditional end of the Summer Night Concert will again be a musical homage to the city of Vienna – Johann Strauss’ waltz “Wiener Blut”. Teresa Vogl accompanies the audience with whimsical background information from the OFF.
Live and time-delayed from Grafenegg:
Summer Night Gala Grafenegg
23.06.2023 | 09.20 pm on ORF 2
The Summer Night Gala has ushered in the summer festival season since 2006, and thanks to the TV images it is also a media flagship of Grafenegg that creates anticipation for many more highlights. World-class soloists will once again celebrate the beginning of summer in front of packed auditoriums: while cellist Gautier Capuçon has already won the hearts of Grafenegg audiences several times, Asmik Grigorian, one of today’s most exciting sopranos, will make her Wolkenturm debut. The American Eric Cutler is also one of the most sought-after dramatic tenors and will sing for the first time at the Grafenegg Gala. The musical summer fairy tale will be conducted by the chief conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yutaka Sado. ORF culture presenter Teresa Vogl will accompany the guests through the evening.
Vienna Prater Picnic
A musical start to the vacations with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Friday, 01.07.2022 | live-time-shifted from 8:15 pm on ORF 2
What would Vienna be without the Prater? On July 1, the ORF and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra want to enrich the early summer attractions in the Prater with a new open-air concert on the famous Kaiserwiese. A delightful mix of the most beautiful melodies from the so-called “light muse” between operetta, Schlager and musical, as well as from pop and modern Viennese song should make the hearts of the Viennese and Vienna visitors beat faster and thus continue a tradition that has attracted crowds of entertainment seekers in the Prater since the middle of the 19th century until well into the 20th century. Renowned artists have announced themselves as vocal soloists: the charming young soprano Nicola Hillebrand is known above all from the world of opera and from her international concert appearances; she enchants her Viennese audience with songs and duets from well-known operettas from Emmerich Kálmán to Robert Stolz. She is accompanied by the Austrian baritone Daniel Schmutzhard, who feels equally at home in challenging opera and operetta roles as he does as a sensitive interpreter of song on the concert podium.
At the open-air concert on the Kaiserwiese, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under conductor Dirk Kaftan will perform together with pop icon Markus WANDA for the first time!
Lisa Pac and Allegra are two young, passionate musicians representing the Viennese pop/rock scene who have close family ties to the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Cultural presenter Teresa Vogl will guide the audience through the program, taking them on a journey through old and new attractions of Vienna’s Wurstelprater.
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Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert 2023
Live from the Musikverein Vienna on 01.01.2023 at 11:15 a.m. on ORF 2, ZDF and 3Sat
On Jan. 1, 2023, the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert will take place for the third time under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst. He intends to welcome the New Year with a musical fireworks display of compositions by the Strauss family, Franz von Suppè and C.M. Ziehrer, and to present many valuable but hitherto unknown pieces to an audience of millions. Three ballet numbers were recorded in the summer for the TV broadcast, elegantly to humorously choreographed by the British Ashley Page. Michael Beyer will direct, Teresa Vogl will comment live on the concert for the first time.
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Opera Ball 2023
Thursday, 16.02. from 8:15 pm on ORF 2 and 3Sat
After a two-year break, the time has come again! The “Ball of Balls” takes place as a glamorous evening at the Vienna State Opera and live on TV and this year is dedicated to solidarity and the support of AUSTRIA HELPS AUSTRIA.
From the arrival of the guests and their entry on the festive staircase to the opening of the Young Ladies’ and Young Gentlemen’s Committee and the midnight quadrille: the TV audience will once again experience all the highlights as well as some innovations live from the Vienna State Opera from 8:15 pm. This year’s Opera Ball TV evening will be hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun and Andi Knoll, ZIB presenters Nadja Bernhard and Tarek Leitner, Karl Hohenlohe and Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, and culture presenter Teresa Vogl.
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Ernst von Siemens Music Prize awarded to violist Tabea Zimmermann
15.06.2021 | 07.30 pm at the Prinzregententheater Munich
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is a private foundation based in Switzerland that has been dedicated to promoting and initiating contemporary, serious music for almost 50 years. The foundation supports projects such as composition commissions, concerts, academies, children’s and educational projects, publications and much more around the globe. Once a year, the foundation awards the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, worth 250,000 euros, for a life dedicated to music, as well as three sponsorship prizes to young, talented composers. Since 2020, two ensemble sponsorship prizes have also been awarded.
The award ceremony on 15 June 2021 will be the award ceremony for violist Tabea Zimmermann, which was postponed from the previous year due to the pandemic. The laudatory speech will be given by former Bundestag President Norbert Lammert. Together with Tabea Zimmermann, the Ensemble Resonanz will play pieces by Luciano Berio, Benjamin Britten and others. For the first time, this is a purely digital event without an audience, which will be moderated by Teresa Vogl.
The award ceremony will be streamed live on the website of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and the pages of Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Interchanges: Ethel Merhaut in St. Corona
Monday, 10.05.2021 | 11.25 pm on ORF 2
For years, singer Ethel Merhaut has been an integral part of the young Viennese music scene. With charm and verve she dusts off chansons, foxtrots, film music and tangos of the 20s and 30s and with her interpretation builds a bridge to the present. The selection of songs is not only guided by her own identity as a Viennese with Jewish roots, but also by her interest in changing images of women.
For ORF, the charismatic singer now presents some songs from her new album “Süß & bitter” in the series “Wechselspiele – Konzerte in St. Corona” and in a special setting: Cultural journalist Teresa Vogl acts as a representative for the live audience and talks to the artist about frivolity and feminism in between.
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Kultur aus der Vogl-Perspektive
Every second Wednesday from 05.30 pm on ORF 2
As part of ORF’s evening programme “Studio 2”, Teresa Vogl meets personalities from the world of art and culture such as Elīna Garanča, Erni Mangold, Helga Rabl-Stadler, Rudolf Buchbinder, Martin Grubinger, and Johannes Krisch for discussions in the series “Kultur aus der Vogl-Perspektive”.
30.11.2023, 06.12.2023, 20.12.2023, 10.01.2023 and 24.01.2023
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15.03.2021 | 08.20 am | Radio Ö1
His name is Waldemar…
…and has black hair!
His home is Berlin, but I love him! This is the refrain of a famous hit song by Zarah Leander, interpreted by the young Austrian singer Ethel Merhaut. In the song, a blond Ralf from fairy tale land is sought – one can only say: Think local, in pandemic times this also applies to love.
matinee on ORF 2
Teresa Vogl presents the ‘matinee’ on holidays and selected Sundays from 09.05 am on ORF 2
With exciting documentaries on cultural and culinary topics as well as cultural tips for the whole week, ‘matinee’ is an information and service programme for ORF’s audience interested in art and culture.
03.12.2023, 26.12.2023, 18.02.2023 and 17.03.2023
Reden in der Eden
Teresa Vogl hosts the ORF Late Night Show
“Reden in der Eden” (“Talks in Eden”)
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“Da neulich, da sitz’ ma in der Eden und reden”, Helmut Qualtinger once sang, thus finally turning the traditional Viennese nightclub into the most famous bar in the country at the end of the 1950s. The musical Late Night Show of the ORF is embraced by the dignified cocktail party ambience of the Eden Bar: the bar as a place of longing, as a living room, as the last bastion.
The pillars of the show are talk-music performances. Teresa Vogl and violinist Aleksey Igudesman welcome Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer and Austrian actress Verena Altenberger as talk guests; Austrian shooting star Wenzel Beck performs his song “Immer wieder” live.„Immer wieder“.
Die Stageband „The stage band “The Evesdrops” will provide musical running gags and a music quiz for Hans Zimmer as well as the appropriate accompaniment to Verena Altenberger’s spontaneous belly dance.
Rather than a talk show, Reden in der Eden is a declaration of love for (bar) culture.
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Rolf Rüdiger discovers music
Small, cheeky and extremely curious: For more than 15 years, the rat boy Rolf Rüdiger has been delighting TV and radio audiences – from grandchildren to grandmothers – with his saucy sayings. The eloquent puppet figure is now devoting himself to a new project. Together with culture presenter Teresa Vogl, he explores the world of classical music with funny questions, using the example of the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra. In the process, the little rat discovers his musical side for the first time and learns more about instruments, melodies and composers from one episode to the next, making friends with many orchestra members.
Die Doppelte Frau
Teresa Vogl makes her debut as an actress and singer in the role of a blackmailing nightclub singer of the 1930s and 40s in the orf.at Web Série Noire “Die Doppelte Frau” directed by Beate Thalberg.
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