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State Opera House

Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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  • State Opera House
    Barbara L
    5 Jun 07, 2014

    Opera at its best. Even if you do not manage to get a ticket, you can still visit this famous building on a guided tour.

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    Juno Kim
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    Vienna Opera House has history dating back to the mid-19th century. The building was the first major building on the Vienna Ringstraße. It is located in a center of Vienna, take your time to look around the building. It's stunning!

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    Rachel E.
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    4 Sep 10, 2013

    Much pricier than German opera houses and not as grand as Opera Garnier, but still a lovely evening at the opera. I saw Eugene Onegin and the best part was having the subtitles customized to English and right in front of my seat (Onegin is in Russian).

    There are also several super cheap standing room tickets and there is a whole procedure for saving your spot (I believe the tickets are 3 euros, yes 3 euros for the whole opera), BUT you do have to stand for that entire time.

    The drinks during intermission were surprisingly affordable although awkwardly enough the wine was cheaper than the orange juice (huh?)

    If you want a cheap night at the opera, get standing seats, but if you want the full experience it's worth it to get a seat in the nosebleed section like me. Oh and yes, it is a black tie, evening gown affair. I was woefully underdressed in my business dress and heels.

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    Brad W.
    5 Aug 10, 2013

    Book your ticket ahead of time. I was able to procure box tickets for L'Elisir d'Amour and this completely finished off an already divine experience.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Mar 19, 2013

    I had one night in Vienna, so I molded my stay around seeing performance at the Wiener Staatsoper. I was able to buy a ticket online. It was the premiere of a contemporary opera. The show was challenging (I actually held my ears for parts) but the Opera House is stupendous. Its an absolutely grand theater in the old style, full of balconies and gilding. It was a real pleasure to sit in the velvet chair, gaze over the other opera goers, and doze off every so often, since I was afflicted with jetlag.

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    Toufic Tawily
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    4 Sep 10, 2012

    Great opera house. close to the center. Tourist friendly as you have english subtitles for operas.

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    Jenn B
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    5 Jul 14, 2012

    My friends and I did that will-call thing for cheap tickets to see La Boheme. The wait for the tickets wasn't bad because it's indoors and there is a restroom. However, that standing room only area gets SO MUGGY and it's tiring to stand there the whole time, especially after being a tourist all day. It's also awkward to keep looking down at the teleprompter/translator to understand what's going on. For the price, it was worth the experience, but I'm not sure I'd do it again.

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    Amit Anandwala
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    While I was pretty sure I wouldnt have the right appreciation for the Opera, the 3 Euro tickets were hard to pass down just to say that I went. You have to wait about an hour to get the last minute standing room only seats, but it isnt that bad. The seats have tiny screens in front that translate the opera into English- which makes it much easier to follow. I watched Salome and the story just didnt interest me that much so I left about halfway through. A great cultural experience though.

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    Michelle Mann
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I went here with some friends to see the opera Barber of Seville. It was absolutely amazing! The opera house itself is beautiful, the actors and sets were phenomenal and if you're willing to sit in the balcony the tickets were fairly cheap ( I think around 10 euro). They even have handy translators you can read so you can understand what's going on.

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    Shawn Daugherty
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Head to the Opera House 1-2 hours before the show starts and get standing room tickets for 2 euro. It was an unbelievable experience for barely any money...

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    Jonas Boman
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    4 Jul 27, 2013

    Nice building but closed during the summer time.

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    Sasha
    5 Mar 22, 2013

    amazing... no words...

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    Carol Cronenwett
    3 Aug 13, 2012

    Loved the Giant Screen outside showing the Opera live.

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    Martin Reimann
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    5 Aug 11, 2012

    impressiv - we saw "Die lustige Witwe" and afterwards went for cocktails...

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    Mariana Avramescu
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    un sognio magnific

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    Tom Hecker
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    So beautifull! Even for 4€ you can get Tickets!!!!

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    5 Jun 24, 2012
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    5 Jun 13, 2012
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    5 Dec 20, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
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The Vienna State Opera House is one of the most active opera houses in the world. For tourist and theater enthusiasts, it is the crown jewel of a trip to Vienna. The State Opera House possesses a rich history, and it is one of the most popular opera houses in the world. In a typical year, the State Opera House will host over 200 performances, and it is common for a different performance to occur ... read more
each day of the week. A trip to Vienna is not complete without enjoying a show at the State Opera House.

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