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Diverse program of the Vienna State Opera

The repertoire of the State Opera ranges from the Baroque to the 21st century, with a focus on the 19th century. There are 5 opera premieres in the 2015/16 season.

The first is Verdi's Macbeth (October 2015), followed by the new production of Humperdinck's fairytale Hänsel und Gretel (November 2015). Also to be heard for the first time in the House on the Ring is Péter Eötvös' Tri Sestri (Three Sisters), conducted by the composer himself (March 2016).

The repertoire also includes Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Puccini's La Traviata – the splendid Anna Netrebko can be seen in both operas.

Opera live outdoors

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! This year as a premiere, the whole Christmas and New Year's Eve program will also be broadcast at Karajan-Platz (Dec. 26, 2015, to Jan. 3, 2016).

Livestreaming from the Vienna State Opera

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

What's more, you can take a tour to catch a glimpse of what goes on backstage at the magnificent opera house.

Discover Vienna's Ringstrasse - on a virtual walk ...

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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