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State Opera House

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-514-44-2955
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each...

Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.

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Saw a ballet there from the cheap (3-4 euro) standing seats to the sold out ballet last night and was a great experience- able to get tix same day and was not disappointed; great... read more

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Saw a ballet there from the cheap (3-4 euro) standing seats to the sold out ballet last night and was a great experience- able to get tix same day and was not disappointed; great building and helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have attended the ballet /opera here a couple of times and the setting and building are magical. However , the staff never cease to amaze me with their officiousness and lack of grace. For most people who enjoy these cultural pursuits, a visit here is probably the culmination of a lifelong dream. Each time , after the performance we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only viewed the Opera house from outside but it's impressive. There is a number of people selling tickets for the opera but you can also watch it live on a big screen at ghd side of the building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to follow advice received on trip advisor and get standing room tickets instead of a tour. The following steps may be of assistance to those of similar mind. The standing room procedure is smooth and very well organized . There is a door on the side of the theatre marked standing room. Do not be fooled by lack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go to to Vienna without paying the opera house a visit. Absolutely loved it and a must see. Grand building with fascinating history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful building from the inside or out and particularly appealing of am evening. Yet another building that isn't spoiled by being too cramped - a la London. Demonstrates all the elegance and character of it's day and it can't fail to impress. Take time to have a gentle wander around it (outside) during the day - then again the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I did it. Had worked hard for months to get tickets and turned down. Somehow concierge got them. We sat in the " nose-bleed" seats which was fine. Had not looked at the tickets so we thought we were early this arriving at 7:05 so we could look around. Madame Butterfly's performance started at 7.7.7. Had to sit for one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked by here in the day time and was accosted by ticket touts aggressively selling tickets outside for the opera house and also for other venues (make sure you know where it is first). We were told the tickets are very popular which made us suspicious why they had to try so hard to sell them. The cheapest ticket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since this was our 2nd. Wedding Anniversary, we thought we will go to our first opera experience. Madam Butterfly was the piece that was showing that evening and it was good. Make sure you wear something light in the summer time, it is a very old building and it will be hot in there. That was the only negative thing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked tickets in advance and what an amazing experience it was to see Carmen on this stage. Spectacular building, first rate orchestra, stunning set designs and world class singers. A truly memorable evening in every sense.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.