Vienna Opera House
Opera In Vienna, Times Four
There is no one Vienna Opera House, though the Vienna State Opera is often referred to as the city's opera house. Few visitors know that the city has four opera venues.
The Vienna State Opera house is the most famous, powered by probably the world's best opera orchestra and opera choir, not to speak of a range of world famous singers such as Edita Gruberova and Anna Netrebko. It is also reported to be the opera house with the biggest repertory in the world. Visit Vienna State Opera for an overview of the season's plays and securing tickets.
Booking Vienna Opera Tickets
The Vienna State Opera House's repertoire comprises around 50 operas and 20 ballets per season (1st September to 30th June).
However, performances at this venue sell fast and are typically 98 percent sold out. Go to booking Vienna Opera to see what plays are on at the State Opera, and at Vienna's three other opera houses.
Mozart operas continue to play a key role at the Vienna State Opera. In the season 2012/2013, four of Mozart's 22 operas will be set on stage.
I have put together the top 10 Mozart operas that are regularly played in Vienna, including the Magic Flute Opera, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, and Idomeneo, for further reference.
Things To See And Do In Vienna
If you have kids, take them to the Vienna Opera for children which takes place in a large tent right on the roof of the Opera House.
Space is limited and tickets sell out quickly, but there are nice alternatives to consider.
Few people know that they can tour the opera house without having to buy tickets for a performance. The Vienna opera tour is a one hour guided tour through the opera house. You will see rooms which are usually closed to the public, such as the gorgeous Emperor's tearoom, learn about famous opera directors, from Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler to Herbert von Karajan.
The opera house also stages the famous Vienna Opera Ball, which attracts almost 6,000 visitors every year. It is certainly the most covered celebrity ball in Austria, and possibly Europe.
Learn more about the glamorous Vienna Opera Ball and how to book tickets.
At the Vienna State Opera you can see the world's most famous opera singers. Anna Netrebko, Edita Gruberova, Roberto Alagna, Charles Castronovo and others regularly perform in leading roles at the Vienna opera house.
Read more about the 10 most famous opera singers at the Vienna opera.
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