Volksoper Vienna
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Vienna Volksoper

Happy birthday! In 2018/19 season, the Volksoper celebrates its 120th anniversary.

Highlights from 120 years

A number of success stories from the proud 120-year period will be re-released in 2018/19: Emmerich Kálmán's operetta Die Csárdásfürstin as the opening premiere, followed by Albert Lortzing's popular opera Zar und Zimmermann, Leonard Bernstein's musical Wonderful Town, the ballet Coppélia and George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess, now in concertante form. The Vienna Volksoper first performed Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman 110 years ago (1908) - and does so again in March 2019.

With Ralph Benatzky's operetta Meine Schwester und ich (My Sister and I) and the ballet Peter Pan, there are also two absolute novelties on the program. And Powder Her Face, the first opera by the award-winning English composer Thomas Adès, will be performed in the casino on Schwarzenbergplatz. At the end of the season in June 2019, Jacques Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in the Underworld will follow - on the occasion of the composer's 200th birthday.

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.

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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