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State Opera House

Address: Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-514-44-2955
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Ranked #6 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you think you can't afford Opera then think again. Every evening 80 minutes before the Opera starts they release 500 standing tickets at 6 euros. You get a choice of 3 areas where you can stand. Once you get your ticket you go into the place you have the ticket for and place either a scarf or tie round... More 

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We did the guided tour and it was very impressive. The building is awesome and to get onto the stage and see what is happening pre-performance is a great experience. The stage is enormous and hopefully one day we'll go back and see a show.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

From the most beautiful buildings in Vienna. Find some time to visit the interior areas. Do not forget to see an opera from the first floor. Expensive tickets. To compensate the result.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I attended the ballet, Mayerling, while visiting Vienna. The opera house is truly opulent. Its architecture is phenomenal. We were seated fairly high-up, but the acoustics were great. Intermission provided another glimpse of the facilities and the quality of the refreshments. We were very pleased with the experience and would love to return for an opera one... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building! During the afternoon I took the guided tour, which showed the most important rooms, the stage and the auditorium. It was stunning, and the guide gave a lot of useful information. In the evening I went to La Cenerentola (Rossini), which was breathtaking. If you don't have much money to spend but you really want to go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

What an amazing place this is. We contemplated doing a tour but instead decided to watch a ballet. We were going to go for the standing seats but when we went to the ticket counter in the opera house they had 2 returned tickets right in front which they were offering for a huge discount and we couldn't resist it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We got here at 6pm and bought the standing tickets to a 7pm show for 3 Euros. Well worth the money if you want a different experience. I'm not an opera person, but it's really a good deal to pass up on! Like what the other reviewers have mentioned, note that you need to hand your outer coat and bags... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

we were unable to attend a performance but did have a great tour of the opera house...a very well informed young man conducted an excellent tour for us in English....the building is absolutely beautiful. the tour included both the back and front of the house which made it all the more interesting ....would highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Yet another beautiful building inside and out, we were lucky to see the ballet 'Mayerling' which was very good. I booked in advance and the seats were not allocated to us until nearer the performance, so it is pot luck where they seat you. Fortunatley we had the first three seats in a box but if you had the three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

and although we hoped it would be good, it was so much better than we expected it to be. English Tours start at 2:30. It was led by avery knowledgeable person, who took us through several magnificent rooms, explained the history and that it had been damaged in WW2 which was why some areas are more contemporary than others. We... More 

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