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Theater an der Wien

The Theater an der Wien starts its fifteenth season with the 2020/21 season.

From Handel to Prokofiev

Seven premieres from across 200 years of opera history can be experienced:

  • Zazá (Ruggero Leoncavallo, 1919): Christoph Loy directs
  • Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin, 1935): with African-American singers, as stipulated by the composer
  • Le Nozze di Figaro (W. A. Mozart, 1786): director: Alfred Dorfer, with Florian Boesch as Count Almaviva
  • Thaïs (Jules Massenet, 1898): director: Peter Konwitschny, with Nicole Chevalier as Thaïs
  • Belisario (Gaetano Donizetti, 1836): with Roberto Frontali as Belisario, and Carmela Remigio as Antonia
  • The Fiery Angel (Sergei Prokofiev, 1954): director: Andrea Breth; with Ausrine Stundyte and Bo Skovhus
  • An die Freude (John Neumeier): The Hamburg Ballet dances to Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

The hit productions Platée (Jean-Philippe Rameau) and Saul (Georg Friedrich Handel) will be resumed. Then there are eight opera concertante from Porpora to Handel and Haydn, special projects and cabaret at "Hölle" in the basement of the Theater an der Wien.

Tip: Chamber Opera

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. Much is possible: from the portrait concert to the unconventional reinterpretation of a major opera. You can get especially close to the performers in the little opera house in the heart of the city.

On the program for 2020/21: Bajazet (Antonio Vivaldi), Giasone (Francesco Cavalli), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioachino Rossini) and Tristan Experiment (set to Richard Wagner).

Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6
1060 Vienna
  • 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.

Chamber Opera

Fleischmarkt 24
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Vienna Card reductions only for productions of the Theater an der Wien at Wiener Kammeroper
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Not wheelchair accessible, no wheelchair places without steps.