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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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One of the finest Opera Houses in the World

Be sure to attend the opera or ballet in this hall. If you cannot afford a ticket, you can watch performances live on a large screen during many performances. Everybody can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Eureka, California
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I were going to be in Vienna and wanted to experience the opera house - and not just with a tour. We already had evening plans, so we opted for a Sunday matinee. We knew in advance that it wasn't going to be a full opera, and that it was mostly going to just be a sort... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to attend the opera or ballet in this hall. If you cannot afford a ticket, you can watch performances live on a large screen during many performances. Everybody can experience this great art form.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always try to see one opera or other event at the State Opera while in Vienna. I rank it with the Paris and Munich Opera Houses as the top places to experience opera in Europe!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for my wife's birthday to see Falstaff. It was Premiere night and the performance was wonderful. It is possible to get some very competitively priced tickets if you look in advance. The performance was 3 acts, 2 before the interval (90 mins) and the 3rd act after (60 mins). Bar only accepted cash which was a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love place. But if you don't understand the language of Opera, we may not feel the same as local people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently went to La Boheme! Great cast and production. Place was full. Beautiful place to see an opera. This is a must see when you visit Vienna. Had great seats in Box 6 second level. They were a bit pricey but worth it! Buy them early so you don't miss out. The program was about 10 euros.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

.... But the opera house at which he director is rather grand (or so proclaimed my lovely boyfriend, pleased with his humour). We did the opera tour which was great. A three tonne chandelier, the very grand staircase, a chance to look behind the scenes, and yes, at Malher's wee piano! Our guide was amusing and very informative. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tour guide was just good during the tour, but excelled at the end with the Q&A. The behind the stage curtain part of the tour was fascinating - huge space, technology, etc

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you enter through one of the main front doors of the lobby, which has been preserved in its original form, you get an immediate impression of the interior of the old opera house. Unaffected by the bombing were the whole main front, the main lobby, the central staircase, the Schwind Foyer and attached veranda, and the Tea Salon on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our backstage tour of the opera house. Tip: these tickets cannot be pre-booked, so we arrived early (around 30 mins before tour time) and were towards the front of the queue. There are different tours in different languages. The tour lasts for around 45 minutes, and the highlight was that we had the opportunity to sit in... More 

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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.
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