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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 #4 of 399 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great performances but be prepared for no air-conditioning (therefore, don't sit in the balconies in the summer; you'll melt).

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Cuyutlan, Colima
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

How can you go past this building without wanting to know more about it. Another must see when visiting Vienna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the guided tour, with emphasis on the stage and orchestra pit (my wife is a professional musician and asked to see the pit). The mere standing on this hallowed ground was moving. Historically and emotionally, there no finer opera in the world-sorry Met- We look forward to returning for a live performance.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We immensely enjoyed our guided tour of the renowned Vienna Opera House. At first, it was a bit difficult to decipher what our guide was saying because of her thick Germanic accent. But by persistently homing in on the guide’s remarks and moving closer to the guide, and intently concentrating we quickly became accustom to her speech and were able... More

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Wagga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We spend a lively evening at the opera in Vienna. The performance was superb and very professional, whoever the highlight for me was the building. The decorations and fittings inside were breath taking. It was an experience I will always remember.

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Kent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This had been on our list of things to do,however, having been on a tour in the morning by the time we arrived back to the Opera House it was heaving with people. We did not find the signing helpful..in fact could not see any at all, just lots of people queuing at every entrance! We joined a queue which... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I like everything about the Opera House. I highly recommend it as a must see place in Vienna. The interior décor is excellent very appropriate. The various rooms are well ventilated, lighted and beautifully furnished. Tribute busts to famous composers and conductors are brings back memories of the good old days.

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We attended a Mozart concert performed bya 30 member orchestra dressed in period costumes. The music presented by this group was exceptional. How a 30 member orchestra can so closely mimic a full symphony orchestra is beyond me. A 60-80 member chorus also performed with the orchestra and their voices were magnificent. This is a must do even if you... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Whether or not you are an opera lover, the grandeur of one of Europe's most famous opera houses is worth visiting. We toured on a Monday when the Opera Museum was closed, so we could only tour the Opera House; keep this in mind for planning. If you are fortunate to speak a language other than English, take advantage of... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went to hear(and see) Mozart's concert with original costumes. It was wondeful. All the musicians,singers,and even the conductor, wear original 18th century costumes. Don't miss it.

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