As a presenter and editor of ORF TV Kultur, I adhere to Oscar Wilde’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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Salzburg Festival 2021

“The whole city is a stage” – Max Reinhardt’s famous saying became the motto of a unique idea, the Salzburg Festival. The birth of the world’s largest and most famous cultural festival is considered to be August 22, 1920, when a late medieval mystery play was performed in front of the impressive backdrop of Salzburg Cathedral – “Everyman” as adapted by the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the theater magician Max Reinhardt. Due to Corona, the festival is celebrating its 100th anniversary again this year.
Teresa Vogl presents the broadcast of W. A. Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” in the arrangement of the dream team Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis on Saturday, 07.08.2021 at 10.00 pm as well as the performance of Gustav Mahler’s 3rd. Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Andris Nelsons on Sunday, 08.08.2021 at 11.00 am, as well as the concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Christian Thielemann and Elina Garanca on Sunday, 15.08.2021 as part of the ‘matinee’, both on ORF 2.

Vienna Symphony Orchestra Open Air at the MQ

26.09.2021 | 06.30 pm

This year, Teresa Vogl will once again host the summer open-air concert of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Vienna’s most beautiful open-air concert hall, the main courtyard of the Vienna MuseumsQuartier. In the open air, in the middle of the pulsating city and accessible to all Viennese – this is how the Vienna Symphony Orchestra presents itself in the MQ with its chief conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the violin soloist Anton Sorokow with free admission!

The art in Austria lives on!

Crescendo No. 3

“When we dream with others, it is the beginning of reality”. (Hélder Câmara)
Film premiere in a Vienna city center cinema in the fall of 2021.

The glamorous online gala goes into the third round! Born out of the necessity of lockdowns, pianist and Bösedorf artist Donka Angacheva launched the initiative “The art lives on”.

Her ambition was to go beyond simple filming of a performance and to provide sophisticated aesthetic film recordings to accompany the music. The first initiative in June 2020 at the Grand Hotel Wien included not only instrumental performances by internationally active musicians and up-and-coming talents, but also singing and readings. As early as January 2021, a second, expanded project, this time with an increased media presence, could be streamed from the ballroom of the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein. The broadcast of “Crescendo No. 3” is scheduled for September 26, 2021.

Vienna Summer of Culture

The opening concert at the Vienna City Hall Square
Saturday, 03.07.2021 | 08.30 pm

“All Together: A Global Ode to Joy” Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 with interventions by Christoph Sietzen, Salah Ammo and Peter Gabis.


The Cultural Summer Vienna starts brilliantly with an open air at the Vienna City Hall Square. Initiated by the Vienna Konzerthaus, played by the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna under chief conductor Marin Alsop, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the “Ode to Joy” will be performed. The worldwide anniversary project “All together – A global Ode to Joy” – originally planned for the Beethoven Year 2020 – understands the symphony as a call of the 21st century for unity, justice and self-determination.

The quartet of singers is international and multicultural, star percussionist Christoph Sietzen and Vienna-based artists Salah Ammo and Peter Gabis interfere with Beethoven’s music in their own way. Renowned Austrian writer Michael Köhlmeier has re-read Schiller’s text “Ode to Joy” and re-written it for the performance on Rathausplatz. Teresa Vogl will guide through the evening.

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Summer Night Gala Grafenegg

Friday, 11.06.2021 | live time-delayed from 09.20 pm on ORF 2

An institution turns 15: the Summer Night Gala has been ushering in the summer festival season since 2006 and, thanks to the TV images that go around the world, is also a media figurehead for Grafenegg. The focus is always on the best artists, who captivate the audience in front of the idyllic backdrop of the spacious castle park. For the anniversary gala, artistic director Rudolf Buchbinder has invited the American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen and the German tenor Benjamin Bruns and will also perform with them personally. As always, the concert event will be accompanied by the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra under its principal conductor Yutaka Sado and, for the first time, moderated by 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.

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Summer Night Concert 2021

Friday, 18.06.2021 | live time-shifted from 09.20 pm on ORF 2

This year, for the first time, the British conductor and pilot Daniel Harding will take the podium of the Vienna Philharmonic at the glittering Summer Night Concert in front of Schönbrunn Palace. Together with pianist Igor Levit, the orchestra is dedicating this evening to the theme of “Wanderlust”. Music by Bernstein, Verdi, Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Elgar, Debussy and Holst will be heard. Teresa Vogl presents the ORF broadcast.

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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Scene photo „Parsifal“ © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pöhn

“The Case of Parsifal”

Saturday, 17.04.2021 | 10.00 pm on ORF 2

Richard Wagner’s stage festival “Parsifal” is the second in-house production of the new State Opera Directorate under Bogdan Roščić. The ORF accompanies the elaborate new production with large-scale OB technology and initially shows Wagner’s last stage work in a two-hour compact version with a look at the work. Under the title “The Case of Parsifal”, ORF has developed an unusual broadcast format which, apart from viewing the new production, also provides intimate insights into Richard Wagner’s mythical cosmos. Selected opera scenes illustrate the scenic and musical realisation of the new production, and contributions on the historical models, the genesis and impact of Wagner’s opera, the new scenic version by Kirill Serebrennikov and much more provide a comprehensive insight into the world of Parsifal and Co.
ORF cultural journalist Teresa Vogl talks to the singing stars of the new production: Jonas Kaufmann can be heard in the role of the title character, ElĪna Garanča celebrates her debut as Kundry and Philippe Jordan conducts the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

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Charity Gala Concert for the Wiener Concert Hall Society

with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Buchbinder, Piotr Beczala, Valentina Nafornița, Erwin Schrott and many others

Since 1913, the private, civic engagement and the often shared love of music have formed the foundation of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft. With the purchase of your tickets for the benefit gala concert, you are making a significant contribution with which we can jointly lead the Wiener Konzerthaus through the crisis caused by Covid-19 without serious damage. Many artists closely associated with the house have immediately promised us their support and will create a glamorous concert evening, moderated by Teresa Vogl.


Tuesday, 29.09.2020 | 07.30 pm at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Great Hall

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Teresa Vogl moderates the broadcast of the Opera Ball 2020 from the Vienna State Opera on 20 February from 08.15 pm live on ORF 2

“It is a great honour for me to present the Opera Ball 2020 together with Mirjam Weichselbraun and Alfons Haider as the ‘Ball of the Balls’ from the glamorous Vienna State Opera. I am very much looking forward to working together with the Opera Ball team, to meeting the exciting guests from art and culture, to seeing the spectacular gowns and to experiencing the glittering ball night. ‘Alles Walzer’ and have fun!”

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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”.


Next dates:
01.12.2021 and 15.12.2021

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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.


Next dates:

16.12.2021 and 11.01.2022

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.


Next dates:

05.12.2021, 08.12.2021, 02.01.2022 and 20.02.2022

Public rehearsals of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

This season, Teresa Vogl will once again lead the Jeunesse through the public rehearsals of the Vienna Philharmonic at the Vienna Musikverein. After an introduction to the program, she will invite conductors such as Christian Thielemann and Gustavo Dudamel as well as selected musicians to the podium for an artist’s talk. Afterwards, the Vienna Philharmonic will perform masterpieces such as Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3 in D minor or Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade / Suite symphonique op. 35 and Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64.

Klassische Verführung (Classical Seduction)

Klassische Verführung is the oldest event series in the ORF RadioKulturhaus – and continues to be popular. In this cooperation with the RSO Vienna, Christoph Becher and Teresa Vogl discuss orchestral pieces in depth after which the pieces can be heard live in their entirety. Orchestra concert and entertaining music lessons for advanced students all in one.

Ukrainian Night at the Vienna Museumsquartier

A vibrant mix of music, art and digital culture: modern electro beats meet classical music, pumping pop music and traditional folklore. Pulsating sounds mix with glowing projections. Teresa Vogl will host the Ukrainian Night at Vienna’s Museumsquartier on Thursday, 3 October 2019 from 04.00 pm with free admission, where the contemporary Ukrainian electro and visual scene will show what it has to offer. Headliner of the festival evening within the framework of the Cultural Year Austria-Ukraine 2019 is the Ukrainian band ONUKA.

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.


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