Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Ballet

Thanks to director Manuel Legris, a former Danseur Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, the Vienna State Ballet has succeeded in establishing itself as a first-class company on the world stage. Four premieres, one gala and ten repertoire works are on the program at the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper in the 2018/19 season. The hundred or so dancers present their abilities in 80 performances. A total of about 150,000 people are expected to attend.

Highlights at the State Opera

  • From the director of the Vienna State Ballet, Manuel Legris, comes Sylvia (music: Léo Delibes; premiere: November 10, 2018).
  • The ballet evening Forsythe | Van Manen | Kylián celebrates its premiere on April 14, 2019.
  • Also in the repertoire: full-length ballets such as Giselle, Peer Gynt, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Le Corsaire as well as John Neumeier's Le Pavillon d'Armide | Le Sacre and the multi-part ballet evening MacMillan | McGregor | Ashton.
  • For the season finale, the annual Nureyev Gala presents highlights from the international world of ballet on June 28, 2019.
  • To mark "150 Years of Ballet at the Vienna State Opera", the exhibition Die Spitze tanzt (May 16, 2019 - January 13, 2020) can be found at the Theatre Museum).

Highlights at the Volksoper

  • Pierre Lacotte's Coppélia will celebrate its world premiere on January 27, 2019 (music: Léo Delibes).
  • Peter Pan is a world premiere - dance set to music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner and others. Choreographer Vesna Orlic brings Peter Pan, his fairy friend Tinker Bell and his opponent Captain Hook to new choreographic life with her ballet (premiere: May 11, 2019).
  • Also in the Volksoper repertoire from the world of fairy tales: Andrey Kaydanovsky's The Ugly Duckling and Vesna Orlic's Thousand and One Nights.
  • Shakespeare is also danced to: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Roméo et Juliette.

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
  • Prices

  • 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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