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“A gerat night in Vienna” 5 of 5 stars
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State Opera House
Opernring 2, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Inner City)
43-1-514-44-2955
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Ranked #5 of 479 things to do in Vienna
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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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“A gerat night in Vienna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My husband and I are not huge opera buffs however we were told by friends that we must try to attend. The opera house is absolutely stunning from the exterior. The interior clearly has a great deal of history behind it. Most areas are very beautiful, but it is certainly beginning to show it's age. That being said, that also adds to the experience and makes you feel like you have been sucked back in time. Look at the schedule carefully as we got confused and thought there was a show on a particular night, only to find we were incorrect. We had to change our itinerary in order to make a show. Tickets should be purchased in advance if you are considering this as they do sell out. That being said there is an option for standing room tickets. These cost 3-4Euros (as opposed to 25-200 for regular tickets), and you get a great view of the stage from some areas. That being said you must line up 1.5-2.5 hours prior to the show beginning (2-2.5hrs if it is a popular opera and you want a good spot). This was great for us because we didn't feel guilty leaving early since we aren't major opera fans. Also an option just to take a tour of the building but really it's the opera itself that is most impressive.

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“Opera tour and children's opera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We've got tickets to Children's opera on roof terrace for 3 pm. Also we took guided tour which started 2 pm and available in different languages. 40-minute tour includes the entrance foyer, main staircase, Tea Salon, Marble Hall, Schwind Foyer, Gustav Mahler Hall, and the auditorium (with a look at the stage). We were amazed with the architecture of the building and its history.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We saw Madame Butterfly, it was like going back in time in this beautiful building, wonderful atmosphere & great performance.

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“Only saw outside - but very impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Came past as part of guided tour and when walking around central Vienna. Its much bigger than Budapest's Opera House and is equally as impressive. If had time, would have visited inside.

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“How fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We bought the 4-euro, standing room only ticket for a performance of Verde's Aida. We watched the first act, went to dinner, and then the staff was nice enough to let us in for the last act. (That was a much standing as I could do). The performance was outstanding. Highly rcommended.

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