#25 Ben Glassberg: Conducting the Symphony of Vienna’s Charm

One Day in Vienna

#25 Ben Glassberg:

Conducting the Symphony of Vienna’s Charm

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Meet Ben Glassberg, the dynamic young conductor from the UK who has quickly become a beloved figure in Vienna since his arrival in 2023. Starting 2024, Ben takes on the prestigious role of Music Director at the Wiener Volksoper, a position he embraced without hesitation. Both the city of Vienna and his orchestra won his heart at first sight, setting the stage for an exciting musical journey.

In this episode, Ben shares the whirlwind of his special day in Vienna – juggling two performances and a son in the hospital. But with Vienna’s great healthcare system, easy bike access to nearly everywhere, and locals who are often less “grantig” (grumpy) than they might initially seem, everything turned out just fine.

Get to know this cool, spirited, and energetic conductor as he talks about his experiences, his deep love for Vienna, and his journey with the German language – a must for classical opera and TV interviews, but something Ben navigates with grace.

Don’t miss this episode filled with humor, passion, and a deep appreciation for Vienna’s unique charm!

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