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Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is one of the top opera addresses in the world – where you can enjoy the very best in first-class productions. This famous stage offers a different program every day, with over 50 operas and ballet works on around 300 days per season.

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Vienna State Opera - Safety Curtain from Oswald Oberhuber 2013/14
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Diverse program of the Vienna State Opera

The repertoire of the Vienna State Opera ranges from the Baroque to the 20th century, with a focus on the 19th century. There are 7 premieres in the 2014/15 season:

"Idomeneo" by W.A. Mozart (with Michael Schade, October 2014), "Khovanshchina" by Modest Mussorgski (with Elisabeth Kulman, November 2014), "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi (with Simon Keenlyside, December 2014), "Elektra" by Richard Strauss (with Nina Stemme, March 2015), "Don Pasquale" by Gaetano Donizetti (with Juan Diego Flórez, April 2015), "The Tempest" by Thomas Adés (with Adrian Eröd, June 2015), "Undine" by Albert Lortzing (version for children, April 2015).

The repertoire includes "Anna Bolena" by Gaetano Donizetti (with Anna Netrebko), "La Bohéme" by Giacomo Puccini (with Dmytro Popov), "La Juive" by Jaques P. Halévy (with Neil Shicoff), "Nabucco" by G. Verdi (with Plácido Domingo), "Werther" by Jules Massenet (with Angela Gheorghiu), “Der Ring des Nibelungen" (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung).

Artists design "temporary" fire curtain

The fire curtain – the fire safety device between stage and audience – was designed by Rudolf Eisenmenger in 1955. It shows a motif from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.

For a number of years, the Vienna State Opera and the Museum in Progress have commissioned an international artist each season with the design of a "temporary" fire curtain. The giant 176 m2 image is mounted to the permanent fire curtain with magnets.

The South Tyrolean painter Oswald Oberhuber created the "temporary" fire curtain for the 2013/14 performance season.

Opera live on the Square

In April, May, June and September, around 150 opera and ballet performances will be screened live on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz in front of the opera building on a 50 m² screen - it's classical enjoyment for free!

Livestreaming from the Vienna State Opera

Selected opera and ballet performances are streamed live during the respective primetime by means of the latest technology.

www.staatsoperlive.com

What's more, you can take a tour to catch a glimpse of what goes on backstage at the magnificent opera house. The State Opera Museum gives an insight into the history of this institution and casts all opera lovers under its spell.

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010   Wien
  • Contacts

    • Information :  +43 1 514 44 2250
    • Tickets (credit card) :  +43 1 513 1 513
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • 2 Steps (Swing door 87 cm wide )
        Side entrance on right under the arcades on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. From side entrance, access to elevator via inclined elevator (stairlift) in lobby.
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • disabled parking spaces available
        Operngasse, Opernring intersection
    • Elevator available
      • 95 cm wide and 140 cm deep , Doors 80 cm wide
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
      • 22 wheelchair spaces available (4 in the stalls/orchestra, 18 seats in the gallery as needed)
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      Tours in ten languages, prior notification for wheelchair users necessary (Tel. +43 1 514 44–2606). Language display.

    • Comments

      Portable ramps available for steps inside building.
      To reserve wheelchair and companion seats for performances, tel. +43 1 514 44-2653 (Mo-Fri, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm)

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