An opera premiere almost every month – that is what the Theater an der Wien, opened as an opera house in 2006, has on offer. Numerous concerts and operas performed in concert style round off the varied program.
In only its eighth season as a new opera house, the Theater an der Wien presents tragedies and comedies of musical theater: The 2013/14 program includes Baroque operas and Mozart operas, operas from the repertoire of the 19th century as well as modern opera works of the 20th/21st centuries.
The program is at once exciting and sensual:
- Igor Stravinsky's The Rake’s Progress; with Anne Sofie von Otter, Bo Skovhus and Anna Prohaska
- Iain Bell's A Harlot’s Progress; a contemporary continuation of Stravinsky's work; with Diana Damrau
- W. A. Mozart's Idomeneo; with Marlis Peterson
- Franz Schubert's oratorio fragment Lazarus; with Annette Dasch, Kurt Streit and Florian Boesch
- Giuseppe Verdi's I due foscari; with Plácido Domingo in the leading role
- Jean Philippe Rameau's Baroque opera Platée; with the Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants
- G. F. Händel's Messiah; with Bejun Mehta and Florian Boesch
- Ballet Die Kameliendame, music by F. Chopin, choreography by John Neumeier; a guest performance of the Hamburg Ballet
- Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata; with Marlis Petersen
Around a dozen concert-style opera performances complete the program in the Theater an der Wien, including Mozart's Da Ponte operas Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, presented by Nikolaus Harnoncourt with his ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien. The belcanto diva Edita Gruberova performs the evening of arias Three Queens.
The Young Ensemble of the Theater an der Wien covers the centuries of opera history with four new productions at the second performance venue, the Chamber Opera.
Theater an der Wien
Linke Wienzeile 6
disabled parking spaces available
in front of the theatre (from 6 pm)
- Guide dogs permitted
wheelchair spaces available
Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.