Volksoper Vienna
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Vienna Volksoper

Program 2019/20: varied & diverse

Nine premieres, six revivals and 20 repertoire works form the diverse Vienna Volksoper program in 2019/20: shows include operetta classics such as Der Zigeunerbaron, Boris Godunow, Gräfin Mariza, and Die lustige Witwe as well as the operas Carmen and Rigoletto (now in Italian). The Offenbach rarity König Karotte as well as the Austrian premiere of the family opera Das Gespenst von Canterville and the European premiere of Tod Machover's Schoenberg in Hollywood at the Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz are on the program. Musical fans can look forward to Kiss me, Kate, Cabaret, and the musical fairytale Brigadoon. While ballet fans experience the Vienna State Ballet in Carmina Burana, La Piaf and in the premiere of Appassionato – Bach & Vivaldi.

The present-day Vienna Volksoper 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, subtitles in English bring the show's action a bit closer to non-German speaking visitors; after all, "The whole world loves operettas…!"

Vienna Volksoper

Währinger Straße 78, 1090 Wien
  • Prices

  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Please ring the bell, the porter or the cashier will assist
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 142 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • 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.
    • Comments

      Elevator not suitable for wheelchairs.

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