So what's it like going to a place of such distinction and history as the Vienna State Opera House (Staatsoper)? It's not a bad joint to be fair. The singers seem quite … [Read more...] about A night at the Staatsoper
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With the word, Volksoper, stamped in giant burgundy lettering across its facade, there's no doubting this building's purpose. The "people's opera house" is the youngest member … [Read more...] about The Volksoper
Theater an der Wien
Vienna's newest opera house is actually its oldest. The Theater an der Wien began life over two centuries ago as a venue for all sorts of musical entertainment. Vienna's … [Read more...] about Theater an der Wien
When is the opera season?
In principle, the season in the three big opera houses in Vienna normally runs from September to June, with (obviously) a two-month summer break in July and August. Check … [Read more...] about When is the opera season?
The Wiener Staatsoper
Ask about the world's best opera venues and most people mention the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera House) in the same breath as Paris or New York... The State … [Read more...] about The Wiener Staatsoper
State Opera House tour
Anyone wishing to get a good look around Vienna's State Opera House has two choices. Either buy a ticket for a performance (cheaper than you think) or take an in-house guided … [Read more...] about State Opera House tour