I have to agree with the positives and the negatives of the other reviews listed here. Yes, we were sold on the street. Yes, we could have gotten a better price. Yes, unless you're sitting up near the front or behind rows of folks who are shorter than you, the view you get for the price you pay can be disappointing. Great architecture but it did feel like you were sitting in a gymnasium watching a school performance. A tourist trap? In hindsight, definitely; and upon entering, we felt that we got scammed a little; however...
The performance itself was an intimate one, and a nice introduction to the performing arts scene in Vienna. You get a little bit of everything: an orchestra playing some of the most popular pieces from Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven, and Hayden, an opera solo, an opera duet, a ballet, and a Viennese waltz. But, the stage was too small to accommodate the dancers so their performances looked really silly.
We caught this on our very first night in the city after a long journey, so it was nice to sit back for an evening after dinner and listen to an orchestra (10-piece, I think). They were good. And the acoustics from our middle seats were great. Everything else, was pretty lame for the price. If you do go, try to negotiate the best price you can closest to the front of the house if you want a view. And, anything more than 30 Euro is too much, no matter where you sit. Should you choose not to go, don't worry, you're not missing out.
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