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State Opera House

Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #5 of 294 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the inside of the Opera House and have the stamina, tickets are available on the day for standing room for all performances (you'll see the queue at the side of the Opera House on Operngasse). 500+ tickets are put on sale 80 mins before each performance for 3 or 4 euro each - a bargain... More

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Lodz, Poland
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485 reviews 485 reviews
26 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Planning to go to Vienna, it`s quite easy to buy the tickets for the evening spectacle by internet, on the website of Opera. But you have to do it rather long time in advance. The performance, in our case, the ballets of 20Th Century, was very good and memorable. And it was opportunity to watch the fantastic interior, with monumental... More

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you love opera and stay in Vienna my advice anxious to visit the „Staatsoper” Opera House of Vienna on the Ringstrasse. Staatsoper is one of the most important opera houses in the world; in particular, it is the house with the largest repertoire. The next famous star you can see and listen is Edita Gruberova, the world best coloratura... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

There's no point in not going to the Opera in Vienna. Probably one of the most viennese things to do, you can get fares for as low as 3 euros for a standing place. Though tiresome, you can enter the opera, listen to a great Orchestra and done great singers and, when you have had enough, leave the place and... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ok, the opera house was full of surprises for me. On every step I got something I hadn't seen coming. First the overall look. I had heard so much and so many times about Vienna opera, and somehow, I was foolishly sure, it is a monumental, huge, maybe 'the biggest'... We'll it is not small, but it astonishes you with... More

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Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most pure example of Baroque style city on the one hand and quite small and compact center on the other hand - very good choise for weekend tour!

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was one of those things we felt we ought to do whilst we were staying in Vienna. We were lucky that there was a performance during our stay and so I booked online a few months before our trip. The online booking process is slightly different to the norm as when you are making a purchase you indicate which... More

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Camden, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We did the 40 minute guided tour and loved it. Tour guide was excellent. You must do it if you visit Vienna. It was well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant opera house. What a fantastic programme. Try and avoid the ticket touts outside and go in to book your seats. Entrance door round the side, don't be put off by all the closed/locked doors, its well worth persevering.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place for a beautiful opera.We were lucky enough to get a box which we shared with just three others.A wonderful night.

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