Vienna State Opera, Vienna
Vienna State Opera, Vienna - Address, Phone Number
Address: Wiener Staatsoper GmbH, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna.
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
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About Vienna State Opera, Vienna
An architectural marvel, the structure of the Vienna Opera (AKA Wiener Staatsoper) was planned by the Viennese architect August Sicard von Sicardsburg, while the inside was designed by interior decorator Eduard van der Null. It opened on 25th May 1869 with Mozart's DON JUAN in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth! Book your tickets in advance and head over to the opera house to catch a play in action. The Opera house also organises guided tours of the place. This 40 minute tour includes the entrance foyer, main staircase, Tea Salon, Marble Hall, Schwind Foyer, Gustav Mahler Hall, and the auditorium (with a look at the stage). Visitors learn captivating information about the Vienna State Opera during these tours.
Vienna State Opera Information
- The opera performances’ schedule is present on the official website. Kindly refer to the opera timings and ticket prices before planning your visit.
- Tour timings differ as per seasons. Kindly visit official website for the timings and costing before planning your visit.
Vienna State Opera Opening and Closing Hours
- Your time to visit will depend upon your timings of show or concert.
How To reach Vienna State Opera by Public Transport
- Oper stop
Restaurants Near Vienna State Opera
- Cafe Oper Wien
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This is one of the best ways to get insight into the culture that built the city. There are few places on Earth that have such an immense appreciation for classical music. I usually get standing room tickets, which are about €4 per person, provided you wait in line. By wait in line, I mean wait, don't use the bathroom or leave the line for any reason even if you have someone to save your spot. Also, dress nice or they might not let you in. I saw someone get kicked out for having ripped jeans.
Discrimination towards Chinese! Terrible experience in such a beautiful building. My cousin and I bought the cheapest tickets for one of the stage play. We do understand the concept of “you get what you pay for”. We are totally fine with free standing zone furthest from the stage. After we purchased the tickets, we went to the designated cloakroom to deposit our bags and coat. We were treated unfairly despite we were first in the queue, the attendants served the “whites” first! We voiced it out but our voices were unheard and they finally attended to us after they completed serving the “whites”. After the unpleasant cloakroom episode, we went to the standing zone to reserve our spot. The usherette was a pleasant girl and she told us we can marked our spot by tying the scarf around the railing since the whole level is free standing zone. We did as per her advise and went to the washroom. After using the ladies, we made our way back to our spot but unfortunately we forgotten which entrance/ exit we went through earlier. We entered one randomly and bingo, I spotted my scarf along with a few other more. But while my cousin and I were making our way towards our spot, an old man stopped us and shouted at us “enter the next door”. We were dumbfounded and we tried to explain to him that “that’s our spot”, he insisted that we should get out and enter the next door. I then asked him why. His answered was “this section is full”. I then lost my temper and raised my voice at him “why those people still coming through?” He didn’t reply and he raised his voice again “get out now”. I flipped and I shouted at the old man “You are discriminating towards Asians!” and waltzed to my standing spot. After all the inequality treatment, my cousin and I left the opera house 30 minute after the stage play started.
A sought after venue for live performances of Music, Belle etc. A place sought after by masses to visit, particularly a huge tourist attraction besides for a class of locals and folks keen on Opera houses. Artistic, tastefully decorated and lavish interiors, grand exterior structure and heavy footfalls around and at live performances. A huge screen put up at one of the sides of the building with free seating to transmit live performances going on in the Opera House. The advertisememts' on screen sometimes before the scheduled time of performances are real headache.
The program (Rusalka, Opera) was amazing but if you are a tourist in Vienna, it is regular opera that you can see it in your country too. For eg. in my country, Turkey, Opera Programs in Istanbul and in Izmir are more fascinating than here and also cheaper so if you are a tourist in Vienna, go there just for seeing historical building. Of course the huge historical building and acoustic is amazing. Additionally, a good thing is : in front of the all seats have screen that you can set language for show, it is cool 😎 The place which you can see from the photo, we even paid 32 euro for each, it hadn't got a very good view.
Great platform for live orchestration. Amazing reverbs. Antique designs and looks. Ample stage space.