Andrea Bocelli in the Stadthalle in Vienna

In 2014, a notable highlight for the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was the sold-out concert with Andrea Bocelli on November 8th at Vienna’s largest concert hall, the Wiener Stadthalle. Collaborating with the Orpheus Choir, the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna  supported Andrea Bocelli during his tour stop in Vienna, under the accomplished baton of conductor Eugene Kohn. Star-studded guests included Alessandra Marianelli, Lidia Baich, Ilaria Della Bidia, and Carisma. The program featured classics like “La donna é mobile” from Rigoletto, “Brindisi” from La Traviata, “Di quella pira” from Il trovatore, as well as renditions of “Love me Tender” by Elvis Presley and “When I fall in love” by Victor Young.

Following this resounding success, the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was invited to accompany Andrea Bocelli once more in 2017 for sold-out concerts in Linz and Graz.

José Carreras in the Arab Emirates

The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna had the honor of accompanying José Carreras in a performance in Dubai, marking the commencement of a highly successful collaboration. This remarkable concert at the world’s largest horse and camel racetrack, “Nad Al Sheba,” paved the way for a series of concerts across the Arab world and the production of the CD “Mediterranean Passion / José Carreras and Ambassade Orchestra Vienna,” in partnership with the Music Agency. Subsequently, our orchestra supported José Carreras at various events, including his Christmas concert at Vienna’s Stadthalle in December 2010, concerts in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in 2013 and 2014, and, in 2017, his most recent and likely final concert in Austria, “A Life in Music,” held to a sold-out audience at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Ambros at the Wiener Musikverein

The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna created the idea to re-record Hans Moser‘s iconic songs with Austrian music veteran Wolfgang Ambros. When they met, it became clear that Ambros was a passionate fan of Hans Moser, just like the orchestra musicians. Ambros immediately reached out to conductor Christian Kolonovits, and within hours, “Ambros sings Moser” was in the works. They recorded 15 of Vienna’s most famous songs at Rosenhügelstudios, and due to growing demand, they performed a sold-out live concert at both the Wiener Musikverein and the Konzerthaus. Both the orchestra and the audience were thrilled by this unique show.