Volksoper

Volksoper, Vienna: Address, Phone Number, Volksoper Reviews: 4.5/5

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The Volksoper Wien, located just ten minutes outside the city centre, stages operettas "Die Fledermaus - The Bat", "Merry Widow", etc.) as well as operas ("The Magic Flute", "La Traviata", etc.), classical musicals ("My Fair Lady", "The Whizard of Oz", etc.) and ballet ("The Snow Queen", etc.). The season, which runs from September to July, consists of some 300 performances divided among some 35 different productions and revivals from previous years. Vienna and operetta - people from far and near will join the two whenever one comes up. Intriguing melodies, swirling dancers, the joy of life - all come together in the classical Viennese Operetta. Much of the music known and loved the world over from composers such as Johann Strauß, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán ... come from operettas such as "Die Fledermaus", The Merry Widow", "Countess Mariza".
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Alsergrund
How to get there
  • Währinger Straße-Volksoper • 2 min walk
  • Michelbeuern-AKH • 8 min walk
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Tursas
Fontaine, France11 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Easy and affordable way to get to know opera as an art form. It was our first opera (Zauberflöte) and it was good music, warm atmosphere and a lot of happy people :)
Written October 31, 2021
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WITraveler
Madison, WI3 contributions
Sep 2021
In June, I purchased five tickets to My Fair Lady's performance on 23 September 2021 via their online sales group, Culturall. Since two in our group had to cancel the trip to Vienna, I placed two tickets for sale on consignment with Culturall (8 September 2021). When I picked up the other three tickets early on 23 September, the lady in the box office said that I would receive a refund if the two tickets on consignment sold. Since two people actually sat in those two seats and the performance was sold out, I expected a refund to my credit card - as yet, I have not received a refund. When I contacted Culturall, I was told that the re-sale of the two tickets was an internal procedure to the Volksoper. I then contacted Volksoper and have received no response. It appears to me that they double sold at least two tickets.
Written October 20, 2021
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Katariina72
Innsbruck, Austria55 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
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.
Written October 25, 2020
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margaretc007
Bethesda, MD4,371 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
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.
Written March 8, 2020
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Sue T
6 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 15, 2020
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Janet S
Greater London, UK169 contributions
Jan 2020
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.
Written January 30, 2020
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Calamar2011
Minneapolis, MN46 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
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.
Written January 2, 2020
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TsarShishman
Sofia, Bulgaria24 contributions
Dec 2019
We watched the famous opera "Кönig Karotten" - an amazing play by some of the best artists in Europe. The opera is in the center, you can get there by train and you can buy the tickets online.
Written December 13, 2019
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Marina H
Prague, Czech Republic32 contributions
Nov 2019
Nice place, nice people, great atmosphere. But the opera was poor and embarrassing. It was King Carrot. I recommend you different oper :)
Written December 5, 2019
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Avner S
116 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Easy to get to, with its own u station.
Tickets office is open daily from 08.30. On line tickets is an option too.
I saw the magic flute. A beautiful well made production .
Written November 16, 2019
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