Operetta belongs to Vienna, and it belongs to the Volksoper, considered the world's leading operetta house. From Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Carl Millöcker's Bettelstudent to Ralph Benatzky's Im weissen Rössl and Emmerich Kálmán's Zirkusprinzessin, the theater's program includes masterpieces of the genre of operetta during the 2016/17 season.
Fans of opera also get their money's worth: Apart from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni as well as Verdi's La Traviata, the full scope of the Volksoper is demonstrated by Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Borodin's Prince Igor.
Fans of musicals can look forward to classics such as The Man of La Mancha, The Wizard of Oz, Anatevka and My Fair Lady. In addition, one of perhaps the most popular musicals ever takes to the stage of the Volksoper: The Sound of Music, with the world-famous song "Edelweiss".
Finally, the ballet brings dance highlights and thrills to the auditorium with works such as The Snow Queen, Giselle Rouge and Carmina Burana.
The present-day Volksoper Wien was opened in 1898 as the "Emperor's Anniversary City Theater" and initially run as a lyric theater only. Operas and musical comedies were subsequently added to the program in 1903. World-famous singers such as Maria Jeritza, Leo Slezak and Richard Tauber performed here, and Alexander Zemlinsky worked here as conductor.
At selected operettas and musicals, English surtitles bring the action a step closer to non-German speaking visitors. After all: “The whole world loves operetta...!"
Examples of music
Examples of the music played by the Vienna Volksoper Symphony Orchestra.
played by the Vienna Volkoper Symphony Orchestra
Volksoper WienWähringer Straße 78, 1090 Wien
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Please ring the bell, the porter or the cashier will assist
- no steps
- 89 cm wide and 142 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- 2 Wheelchair spaces available (in stalls, 13 additional wheelchair seats possible, prior notification via phone required 10 days before performance)
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Elevator not suitable for wheelchairs.
- Side entrance