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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 #7 of 414 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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kigali
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went and saw Elixir of Love and loved it. The opera house itself is beautiful. We sat on the main floor but I think any of the seat would have been fine - it's not as big as you would think from the internet seating configuration. They also sell standing space for 5 euros or so an hour before... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I attended a performance of Mozart works, it was a tad touristy event, but the ambiance of the building enhanced its nominal value.

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Liked the lavish decor of the building, and the detailed information about the opera set up from a very good guide. The handling of large crowd at admission times was well done

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We booked tickets months in advance for Don Carlos on September 25th. Partway through the third act, it was announced that the lead singer was sick and they couldn't get in touch with the understudy. Turns out, the understudy is not required to be there throughout the entire performance. Too bad for us. The remaining singers sang their final arias... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
4 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are planning a trip to Vienna make sure that you purchase tickets to the Opera. This can be done on line from anywhere in the world and it is best if you have advanced reservations. We saw Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. It was the best opera we have ever attended; the opera house itself is breath-taking and you... More

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took the tour which was just OK. It was very crowded and hard to hear the guide at times. The frosting on the cake was founding out about the live outside video broadcasts of the nights performance. On a recent beautiful Friday night we sat in chairs provided at no cost and watched on a very large video screen... More

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uk
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great place , and a good variety of concerts on, the really good thing I liked was they had a big tv screen outside with chairs available enabling anyone with limited means to watch for FREE

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Sumrall, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We saw Tristan and Isolde; fabulous production. The facility itself is beautiful . I like being a tourist so I played my role to the hilt and took photos of the building inside and out as I admired it very much. Beautiful

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surrey
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

As it was rebuilt just after WW2 it is much plainer than I had expected, understated might best describe the décor of the auditorium. Lots of spacious public areas,wide stairs to the galleries.Pleasant ucrowded bars etc. Surprised to find surtitles in English and a 135 page illustrated programme also in English for about 4 euros.Bar prices were reasonable unlike UK... More

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I always like to see a performing arts theatre during the day when the stage workers are prepping for the evening production. The tour guide explains the history of the building and even if you are not an opera fan, this legacy jewel is a giant source of pride for Vienna. Check it out!

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