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State Opera House

Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
43-1-514-44-2955
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Ranked #6 of 412 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Symphonies
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: There are two ways to see the world famous opera house. One way is to participate in the tours organised by professional guides inside the Opera and... more »
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Yatton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The tour was noisy, poorly managed. Best way to enjoy this stunning building wouldl be to see a performance.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

What you didn't realize is that the interior was mostly destroyed by bombing in WWII. So you do see is a few magnificent restored rooms, but the main hall and most of the rooms are of the 1950's. The tour was actually very good, if that's what you want to see.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We did not think we would have time to catch an opera during our 1.5 days in Vienna. However, we were strolling through the city center after dinner on a Monday night, and we noticed that the opera was being projected, live, outside the opera house. A decent crowd of people had gathered, and there were benches, people sitting on... More

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preston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place which is one of the best in opera. This grand building is a must visit in Vienna. A tour costs £7.50 which is worth it. Ideally one should watch an opera to get the best appreciation but is expensive. One can watch it standing for 4 euros as well. It's grandeur cannot be expressed in... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely gorgeous building, well worth doing a tour. During the summer, through the end of September, they broadcast performances for free on a giant screen outside. I enjoyed a performance this way the last time I was here, but unfortunately, this time we were here too late in the year. Tours are at set hours each day... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I am not an opera fan, but I loved the tour of the opera house, which lasted almost an hour. Check with the opera house to find out what time tours are given in your language. Arrive at the opera house about 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin. Don't be dismayed by crowds--they break people up into... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper) is an opera house – and opera company – with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It is located in the centre of Vienna, Austria. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper). I have a chance to listen Mozart concert Orchestra at Vienna State Opera with historical costumes.... More

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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We purchased tickets for the performance of The Flying Dutchman. The performance was amazing and the orchestra was incredible. We had never been to an Opera before and were a little hesitant as we do not speak German. There was a small computer built into the back of the seat in front of us and we were able to get... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Tosca loved it ! Particularly liked the display screen (in English ) which was positioned on the back of the seat in front . Our seats we booked over the net .Just as well as it was full that evening .

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singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

One can view the free operas available at night for free. Nice! I am not a big fan of opera so I skipped purchasing a ticket. Not sure if i am going to regret it

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