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Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is one of the top opera addresses in the world, with first-class productions of the very highest caliber and a different program every day: around 50 operas and ballet works per season, danced by the Vienna State Ballet. The variety of the operatic program is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Something revolutionary on the program

State Opera Bogdan Roščić – at his side: Philippe Jordan as musical director – talks about the 2021/22 season:

“For our premieres, we have sought revolutionary works, works that have changed the course of cultural history. I believe these works are the right milestones for a moment in all our lives, when nothing is so strongly felt as the need and the longing to lift ourselves over some threshold and embark on the next chapter.“

Premieres

  1. Il Barbiere die Siviglia (Gioachino Rossini)
  2. Don Giovanni (W. A. Mozart)
  3. Wozzeck (Alban Berg)
  4. Tristan und Isolde (Richard Wagner)
  5. L’Orfeo (Claudio Monteverdi)
  6. There is also Rossini Mania – with Cecilia Bartoli for the first time in full-length performances at the Opera House.

The three focal points in the program: Mozart, Wagner, and classic operas of the 20th century that form a bridge between tradition and contemporary composition. The children's opera program gives the little ones the chance to see how they like opera.

Subtitles at the push of a button

Audience members can individually switch on subtitles – in German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. The 2,021 displays at the seats also offer information about the cast and contents of the performance (in German or English). By the way, the subtitles are shown manually by pushing a button, since no two performances are identical in terms of tempo.

Vienna Opera Ball

For one night of the year, the Vienna State Opera transforms into a large dance floor – for the Vienna Opera Ball, considered to be the biggest meeting point in Austria for artists, politicians and businesspeople from around the world. Over a hundred debutant couples in long evening gown and tails open the ball of balls.

Glorious architecture

During guided tours, you can take a peek behind the scenes of the mighty opera house. The State Opera was erected between 1863 and 1869 as one of the first prestigious buildings on the then newly-created Ringstrasse boulevard.

Explore this magnificent building of the Vienna State Opera virtually and in the VR experience "Wiener Staatsoper VR – Beyond the Scenes" - with insights in 360 degrees: dive into the world of opera, in front of and behind the scenes...


Vienna/Now: Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • 2 Steps (Schwingtüre 87 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • 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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