Vienna State OperaCurrently Closed
- Address: Wiener Staatsoper GmbH, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna., Austria
- Timings: 08:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
- Phone: +43-1514442250
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Opera House
Vienna State Opera - Review
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 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
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- Cafe Oper Wien
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76.1% of people who visit Vienna include Vienna State Opera in their plan
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People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Opera, Vienna Reviews
Let me start this by saying I’m a retired Opera singer, so I completely understand how the morning rehearsal (of an upcoming opera) and then the resetting of the stage (for that evening’s performance ) works. I understand why they could only schedule four tours total for the entire week. It was still shocking to arrive and discover that those “two” tours at 1400 and 1500 were actually numerous tours at once-in five languages. Because of these schedule constraints, the House was clearly trying to accommodate the many people wanting a tour. Meaning they were actually starting tours (in any language) as soon as there were enough people. An English tour started five minutes ahead of us, we started at 13:45 and another was right behind us. Yes, they were selling tickets that quickly! You can imagine how many tour groups were attempting to cover the same few rooms (one of the more important historic ones is currently being restored and unavailable). I’ve been traveling for many years to many countries-and I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced anything that chaotic. There were stops where I was lucky to hear 50% of what my guide said thanks to the other tour groups passing us, talking loudly (not their guide, the actual group). Our guide was excellent, but had an impossible task trying to talk loud enough for us to all hear. We were all trying to grab pics as we could-but overall, it just wasn’t a great experience. I think it lasted somewhere between 25-30 minutes because the lobby was packed with those waiting. I’m giving it four stars simply because I appreciate the House trying to accommodate us-but the quality really suffered. If you see only a few tours scheduled per week-just understand this may be your experience.
The grandeur of this building is absolutely splendid, and once you set foot in the main hall you'll know why. Beautifully crafted stairs and pillars accompanied by tall statues and paintings. Not one room is lacking in this grandeur atmosphere, not even the rooms that were reconstructed. I especially recommend the English guided tour, not only because you can get a behind the scenes look during the summer, but also because the tour guide we had did an absolutely amazing job weaving a story that combined history and basic facts. It was easily the best tour I've ever been on, and therefor worth every cent.
A great place to visit with historical character. The staff are dressed in period clothing and provide a great tour. Definitely should be on your list of places to visit. You can easily purchase tickets. Unlike other places in Europe, it's difficult to haggle prices. They're all fixed price. Definitely would avoid busy periods otherwise can get really rushed.
Like most of the buildings in Vienna this is magnificent. Inside is just incredible. The auditorium is smaller than expected (if compared with the Albert hall in London) but this only makes the atmosphere of a performance even better. We had seating in row 16 for the ballet 'Giselle' and because of the size & slopped seating had an excellent view. We would have preferred a box but they are hard to come by & can be pretty expensive. Most people 'dress up' although some didn't and looked out of place - If you can't dress well for the Vienna state opera please don't go, it spoils the atmosphere. A couple of pieces of advice:- order tickets well in advance, most performances sell out. We booked tickets through a recognised agent & they were there to collect on the night. It gets VERY warm in auditorium, dress light..
We watched an opera there, which was presented in Deutsch. English subtitles were available in front of every standing place. We spent 3 euros for a standing and the atmosphere was good! Please do not expect you can have a full view of the stage. If you really want to watch the opera without obstacle, there’s a big screen outside the theatre.