State Opera House
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- State Opera HouseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 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!Recommended for:
- State Opera HouseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Sep 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.Recommended for:
- State Opera HouseMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 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.
- State Opera HouseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversJul 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.
- State Opera HouseMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 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.
- State Opera HouseJul 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.