A new symphony, a new concert, a big orchestra: those are the words the Vienna Orchestra is planning to use as it prepares for its second world war symphony.
But what does that mean?
Read more:The Vienna Orchestra has had its own history of making bold promises.
Last year it staged a big concert in the capital city to mark the anniversary of the war’s end.
And last year it played an epic concert at the Vatican, where Pope Francis, the first pope of the modern era, paid a visit in November.
So when will the symphony be held?
The announcement on Monday is the culmination of a two-year process to finalise plans for the opera.
The orchestra has set the date for the first leg of the opera, which will take place in 2019.
The opera is already booked, but there are plans to add more events, including concerts and concerts for the elderly.
“We are looking forward to playing this work of art in 2019,” said Anton Stadler, director of the Vienna Opera.
“But we also want to prepare the opera for future concerts.
We want to show that Vienna has always been a world-class opera venue.”
The orchestra is planning its new opera as part of its ongoing reconstruction of the city’s buildings, which are being overhauled.
Stadlers said the opera was part of the process of “strengthening and modernising” the city.
“It will be a huge undertaking,” he said.
“This opera will be about our city and about Vienna itself.”
The opera is expected to be staged in 2019 at the Vienna Arena, the former venue of the Austrian football team that won the European Cup in 1952.
In 2019, the opera will feature the opera of Mozart’s Requiem for a New Age.
“The Requiem is a beautiful piece of music and I believe this is an opera which is worthy of a world symphony,” said conductor Andreas Rössler, the director of Vienna’s National Opera House.
“In a world where we have to reinvent everything, to change everything, it’s a great way to start a symphony.”
Stadlers was asked if he thought that, with the orchestra’s plans, the Vienna Symphony would be able to keep its promise to stage the opera in 2019 and 2018.
“I think it will be possible, yes,” he replied.
“And of course, it is always possible.
I mean, it has been a long time, but the music is always there.”
When the opera’s first performances will take the stage in 2019, it will play the work by Beethoven’s Messiah in the first act and a concerto by Mozart.
It will also feature some new works from the composer.
In 2020, it plans to perform the work of Wagner’s The Ring, which it will also conduct, as well as some of Wagners most famous operas.