Theater an der Wien opera house, exterior shot by night
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Theater an der Wien

The 2017/18 opera season will open in September with Mozart's The Magic Flute – conducted by René Jacobs and directed by Torsten Fischer. October brings Alban Berg's Wozzeck with Florian Boesch in the lead role. Richard Wagner's Ring is the focus of the new opera world in December: as a new trilogy version on three evenings.

Gaetano Donizetti's Maria Stuarda is considered a firework of bel canto. Six performances are scheduled for January, directed by Christof Loy, with the fantastic Marlis Petersen in the lead role.

Baroque opera and modern musical theater

Taking to the stage in February is Georg Friedrich Händel's oratorio Saul, based on the biblical story about the first king of Israel and his successor David. At the conductor's desk is Händel specialist Laurence Cummings, Claus Guth directs.

Gottfried von Einem was one of the most important Austrian composers. To mark his 100th birthday in 2018, the Theater an der Wien is showing his setting of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Der Besuch der alten Dame in March.

Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, created in 1960 based on Shakespeare's comedy of the same name, celebrates its premiere in April, followed John Neumeier's ballet Die Möwe, a guest performance by the Hamburg Ballet on 7 and 8 May.

Ten operas by composers such as Händel, Mozart and Beethoven will be performed as concerts, together with stars such as the Annette Dasch, Patricia Petibon and Michael Schade. The Young Ensemble of the Theater an der Wien can be experienced in the Kammeroper, the second performance venue of the Theater an der Wien.

Annette Dasch

Annette Dasch

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Opera House Theater an der Wien, view from the street

Theater an der Wien, entrance

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Theater an der Wien
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Theater an der Wien, bird's view, next to Naschmarkt

The Theater an der Wien, opposite the Naschmarkt

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La mère coupable, Theater an der Wien 2015. Angelika Kirchschlager, Aris Argiris.

La mère coupable, Theater an der Wien 2015. Angelika Kirchschlager, Aris Argiris.

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Patricia Bardon (Agrippina)

Patricia Bardon in Agrippina - Theater an der Wien 2016

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Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in front of the theatre (from 6 pm)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (stalls)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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