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Today, the Vienna State Opera is considered one of the most important opera houses in the world; in particular, it is the house with the largest repertoire. It has been under the direction of Dominique Meyer, along with musical director Franz Welser-Möst, since September 1, 2010.
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The Program at the Vienna State Opera includes Premieres, New Stagings and Productions, but also some of the most popular opera performances such as Aida, Tosca, La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Ballet Nutcracker, the Marriage of Figaro, der Rosenklavalier and many more.
What is the best opera house in Vienna?
Vienna State Opera is considered one of the best opera houses in the world. Vienna Volksoper and Theater an der Wien are other smaller opera houses in Vienna.
How many operas are in Vienna?
Vienna has three opera houses. The State Opera and Volksoper offer performances every day, except in July and August.
What should I wear to Vienna Opera?
Formal wear is highly recommended. However, it is not mandatory. We recommend Business Attire
Can you visit Vienna Opera House?
Yes, Vienna State Opera offers tours during the day. There are no tickets in advance for the tour. The starting hours are available directly at the opera house
The Viennese Opera House is without a doubt one of the leading opera houses of the world and has been through a lot during its “life”. Certainly, lots of the big opera stars have played here. The history has a tragic beginning as the construction of monumental building of the “Ringstraße’” became a calamity for its two architects.
Due to deep foundation, the building resembled a “sunken crate”. Such criticisms finally made Eduard van der Nüll commit suicide and two months after August von Siccardsburge died of a heart attack. Unfortunately they did not live to see the big opening with “Don Giovanni” in 1869. The imposing building is characterized through its “Renaissance elbow style”.
A central tract with a huge loggia leading to the “Ringstraße”, a transversing set of wings, a domed roof over the stairs, an auditorium and a stage. After the war the Opera House was rebuilt with many additions and reopened to “Fidelio”. The new auditorium accommodates 2,200 seats and standing places. Significant details of the building are the loggia, with its allegories in the arcades, the wall paintings, and the imposing staircase with the statues of the seven Free arts, made out of marble. The Schwind Foyer, the Gobelin Hall and the Marble Hall among other things make the Opera House very unique. In addition, the stage area covers a gigantic 1.500 m².