Livestreaming from the Vienna State Opera
Many fans previously had to go without a first-class evening at the opera when the performance was sold out or the journey too long.
No longer a problem, as the Vienna State Opera has opened a virtual extension to its auditorium and offer livestreamings of selected performances in superb HD quality for a fee. On-demand streams are also available and can be played back for one week. This is possible via the internet on your computer or Smart TV.
It doesn't mean that audiences in Australia have to get up specially at night - the streamings are broadcast with a time-delay to suit local prime time. You can select your time zone in the web portal.
One more feature: viewers can choose between two perspectives: either a full recording or a live edited version. A special video studio and cameras in the orchestra pit were installed in the Vienna State Opera for this purpose.
It is also possible to receive subtitles via tablets and Smartphones. The respective score can also be viewed via the "Vienna National Opera Program App" – the pages are even turned automatically. A packed, multimedia program is also available for a small charge.
About 45 performances are broadcast each season - here you can find the program.
On-demand stream: €5.00
Digital program: €2.69
Payment is made via the web portal at www.staatsoperlive.com
Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)Opernring 2, 1010 Wien
Side entrance on right under the arcades on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. From side entrance, access to elevator via inclined elevator (stairlift) in lobby.
- 2 Steps (Swinging doors 87 cm wide )
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
Operngasse, Opernring intersection
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 95 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
- 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.
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)
- Side entrance