Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

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 2016/17 season.

The first is Christoph Willibald Gluck's Armide (October 2016, conducted by Marc Minkowski), followed by Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff (December 2016) and Il Trovatore (February 2017 - with Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna in the lead roles). Semyon Bychkov is the musical director for Richard Wagner's Parsifal with Nina Stemme and Gerald Finley (premiere on 30 March 2017). Claude Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande is finally back on the program at the Vienna State Opera from 18 June after an absence of almost 30 years.

Also in the repertoire are Mozart's Don Giovanni – with Simon Keenlyside and Erwin Schrott - and Le Nozze di Figaro, with the great Valentina Naforniță as Susanna. Plácido Domingo appears on stage at the Vienna State Opera as Rodrigo in Verdi's Don Carlo, together with Ferruccio Furlanetto (Filippo II) and Ramón Vargas (Don Carlo).

Vienna Opera Ball: High point of the ball season

At the Vienna Opera Ball, the Vienna State Opera is transformed into the world’s most famous ballroom. The committee, consisting of approximately 150 pairs of young men and women in white ball gowns and tails, ensures a glamorous opening of the Opera Ball.

Opera live outdoors

In April, May, June, September and December, more than 80 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!

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 State Opera on a 3D virtual tour >

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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