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Volksoper

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Waehringer Strasse 78, Vienna 1090 Austria
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Währinger Straße-VolksoperVienna U-Bahn2 min
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Katariina72 wrote a review Oct 2020
Innsbruck, Austria56 contributions43 helpful votes
Like its name says, it's Volksoper, common people's opera, more like musicals and operettas with average singers and actors than real opera with great opera singers. And because it's for common people, a lot of the audience are hillbillies who talk constantly and don't know how to behave and lots of kids (but the adults behave much worse!). The current "much praised" Magic Flute is really boring unless you like clumsy theatre. There is a lot more talking than singing; I'd say it's a musical, the arrangement is so weird you sometimes hardly recognise THE arias, singers' voices don't match, and Papageno can't sing. Staatsoper costs three times more but if you want to enjoy great opera, choose Staatsoper.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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margaretc007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bethesda, Maryland4,386 contributions343 helpful votes
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This is the smaller opera house in Vienna but good opera productions are presented here. Heard La Traviata performed in February. Tickets were easier to get.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sue T wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Luckily I am not tall but even so not a lot of leg room. Also the opera was sung in german and the subtitles were also in german, good job we knew the plot! The cloakrooms were extremely well organised. Even at exit time no queue.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Janet S wrote a review Jan 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom169 contributions82 helpful votes
Positives - beautiful building, easy transport links, cheap tickets in the gods which were good. Negative - Carmen was the worse of opera I have ever seen. Their voices were good, but acting skills were wooden. It was the longest hours of my life.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Calamar2011 wrote a review Jan 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota47 contributions56 helpful votes
The only good thing about my experience here was the price. At least it did not cost me much. I do not like to criticize my musicians colleagues, but this opera was a joke. I have been working with singers for more than thirty years and I cannot imagine that there are not better options around. The worst part was not even the poor singing, the nightmare came with the mise en scene. Impossible to understand a single thing. The poor singers were no directed at all; it was a succession of disconnected events with clown looks. New regia that is trying so hard to say something but he doesn’t even know where to start. I felt bad for the orchestra....I imagine the hours of painful rehearsals. No wonder the youth is not attending classical opera. Better product please, or everybody will run away from this sublime art. Vienna should keep a different standard.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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