Opera: Vienna State Ballet, first solo dancer, Maria Yakovleva, Nina Poláková and Olga Esina
© WienTourismus / Peter Rigaud

Vienna State Ballet

The 2020/21 ballet season promises to be an exciting one because the Vienna State Ballet is now under the direction of the Swiss choreographer and ballet director Martin Schläpfer, and appears at the Vienna State Opera and at the Volksoper. His works are intense and virtuoso, and include the chance to see two premiere performances: Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony and Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony.

Traditional & Modern at the State Opera and Volksoper

The masters of American neoclassical, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, are still among the permanent features of the Vienna program, as is the Dutchman Hans van Manen.

For the first time, works by Alexei Ratmansky and the two major American modern dance artists Paul Taylor and Mark Morris can be experienced with the State Ballet in 2020/21. And Dance Modernism, whose home is the Nederlands Dans Theater, thrills with works by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Jiří Kylián and, of course, Hans van Manens

Still in the repertoire are the ensemble's major productions: at the State Opera, "Jewels" as well as the narrative ballets "La Fille mal gardée", "Giselle” and "Swan Lake”. The popular family show "Peter Pan" as well as "Coppélia" are on the program again at the Volksoper.

www.wiener-staatsballett.at

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2, 1010 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • 2 Steps (Swinging doors 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.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Operngasse, Opernring intersection
    • Elevator available
      • 95 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 22 Wheelchair spaces available (4 in the stalls/orchestra, 18 seats in the gallery as needed)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      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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Vienna Volksoper

Währinger Straße 78, 1090 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Please ring the bell, the porter or the cashier will assist
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 142 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (in stalls, 13 additional wheelchair seats possible, prior notification via phone required 10 days before performance)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator not suitable for wheelchairs.

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