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!
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.
© Wiener Philharmoniker
Summer Night Concert 2022
Thursday, 16.06.2022 | live time-shifted from 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, the nightly Gala Concert 2022 will again take place as usual with many spectators on site. For the first time, Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons will take the podium at Schönbrunn’s open-air stage, and French cellist Gautier Capucon will also make his debut. With the program ranging from Beethoven and Rossini to Saint-Saens, Enescu, Smetana and Dvorak, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra once again wants to emphasize Europe’s cultural ties. For the first time, the orchestra will also play a composition by Latvian contemporary Arturs Maskats, as well as a waltz by Ukrainian Mykola Lysenko, a formative composer of the 19th century. The traditional ending will again be the secret anthem of the Summer Night Concert: the waltz “Wiener Blut” by Johann Strauss. Moderation: Teresa Vogl
Summer Night Gala Grafenegg
Friday, 24.06.2022 | live time-delayed from 09.20 pm on ORF 2
The glamorous 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. Intendant Rudolf Buchbinder has invited the German soprano Marlis Peterson and the Peruvian-Austrian tenor Juan Diego Flórez as well as the young star trumpeter Selins Ott. As always, the concert event will be accompanied by the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra under its chief conductor Yutaka Sado, and Teresa Vogl will lead the evening for the second time.
Presentation of the program Theater an der Wien Season 22/23
23.04.2022 | 11.30 am
MATINEE in HALL E at the MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Stefan Herheim, one of the most sought-after opera directors of our time and designated artistic director, presents together with his team the premieres and new program pillars of the Theater an der Wien and the Kammeroper. You can look forward to exciting encounters with top-class artistic ensembles, who are eager to inspire you with inspiring experiences and new artistic perspectives. With the new season, Theater an der Wien opens up to you the diversity of music theater from the Baroque to the present. You can expect a stimulating matinee with musical performances by artists of the upcoming season.
Moderation: Teresa Vogl
Opening concert Klassik.Klang berndorf
22.04.2022 | 07.30 pm
The new festival KLASSIK.KLANG berndorf under the artistic direction of Daniela Fally starts on April 22 with a brilliant opening concert at the Stadttheater Berndorf. The Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra Baden under Thomas Rösner will perform. Top-class soloists will ensure an exciting musical evening. You will hear, among others, violin virtuoso Lidia Baich, KS Adrian Eröd, KS Michael Schade and Daniela Fally. ORF presenter Teresa Vogl will guide you through the evening.
Klassische Verführung (Classical Seduction) with Joana Mallwitz and Franz Schubert
21.04.2022 | 07.30 pm
“Do you know funny music? Not me,” Franz Schubert is said to have said. Those who know and love the tender, very quiet sadness of his music know that even Schubert’s cheerfulness sheds a tear. This is also the case in one of his most popular and beautiful works, the “Great” C major Symphony.
At the latest since her acclaimed debut with Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” at the Salzburg Festival 2020, Joana Mallwitz has been one of the most outstanding conducting personalities of her generation. In the 100-year history of the Festival, she was the first woman to be entrusted with a new production and an entire series of performances. In the summer of 2022, she will take over the new production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” at the same location. With the 2023/24 season, Joana Mallwitz will become artistic director and principal conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Teresa Vogl and Christoph Becher ask about what Robert Schumann called “heavenly lengths” in a famous review. Where does Schubert sound like Gustav Mahler and where like Joseph Haydn? Where do the trombones plunge the harmonic progression into abysses? Where does the composer bring his music to the brink of silence? In general: How many symphonies by Schubert is this again? And why did the composer never hear the work in his life? Sad enough.
Salzburg Festival 2022
“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 largest and most famous cultural festival in the world 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. Teresa Vogl once again presents the highlights of the world’s most famous classical music festival on ORF 2.
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.
HUMANITY, DIVERSITY, JOY!
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.
© Stefanie Loos | Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
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.
© photos: phlexfilm
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.
© photo: Anja Frers (Ausschnitt)
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
© photo: ORF/Thomas Ramstorfer
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!”
© photo: ORF
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”.
04.05.2022, 11.05.2022, 25.05.2022, 01.06.2022 and 15.06.2022
© photo: Ursula Hummel-Berger
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.
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.
Reden in der Eden
Teresa Vogl hosts the ORF Late Night Show
“Reden in der Eden” (“Talks in Eden”)
© photos: Julia Wesely
“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.
© photo: ORF/phlex film/Philip Aschauer
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.
Media owner: Teresa Vogl
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