We attended a performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten, which had its premiere a hundred years ago or so in this opera house. My bucket list includes the whim of seeing operas in every major opera house in Europe. The Wiener Staatsoper did not disappoint. Beautiful opera house. Wonderful musical performance. Major Gripe: It was very, very difficult to obtain tickets. This was not my first choice. But the operas for an entire week were sold out. I can't blame this on the Wiener Staatsoper, but if you are traveling to Vienna, plan way, way ahead of your trip.