Fire alarm at Vienna Konzerthaus prompts rapid evacuationmain
Saturday’s night’s Great Sounds of Italian Cinema at Vienna’s Konzerthaus was disrupted by a fire alarm.
The sold-out house – including 95 players of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and a 60 singers in the Neue Wiener Stimmen chorus – was cleared within a commendable four minutes.
The fire was traced to the roof and extinguished. The concert resumed after a 30-minute break, according to our source in the orchestra.