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State Opera House

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number:
43-1-514-44-2955
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each...

Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.

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Vienna State Opera House Mozart Concert in Historical Costumes
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... things work behind the royal red curtains..!!?? Take the tour! Mind blowing!!! It is worth the money., also please plan to experience an Oper.. We missed it.. But I will go... read more

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Schwalbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

... things work behind the royal red curtains..!!?? Take the tour! Mind blowing!!! It is worth the money., also please plan to experience an Oper.. We missed it.. But I will go back!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a guided tour.. Royal Chandeliers.. Royal Interiors.. the back stage of Opera house.. Gotten to know how the whole process works.. How much effort goes in scheduling a concert..the history.. And the architecture....Great Experience..

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked past the opera house on New Year's Day. Bought very inflated , very expensive tickets outside at the guys walking around. Was just so happy to get tickets. Went that evening. Loved every minute. The seats weren't the best but an awesome experience!! A must do while in Vienna

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to a Mozart concert here this summer, we dressed up and we sat in a box seat and we made memories to last a lifetime. If you are in Vienna you must do this. It was a most wonderful experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To appreciate the building's architecture fully one must experience a performance. If the standard seats seem too expensive (started about 40EU in our case), consider the standing area tickets which cost just 3EU. The tip is to reach 2 hrs before the show (typically starts at 7pm, so reach by 5pm) and spot the entrance to the area on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The grandeur of Austria's history is on display in the architecture of the opera house as it is elsewhere in the many monumental palaces and public buildings. Seen to greatest advantage when attending a performance when watching both the artists and the public offer fascination and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is well maintained. The tour was lovely and gave a view and tast of the history of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw the ballet Don Quixote here during our visit to Vienna and loved it. The venue is beautiful. We had seen the building, inside and out, featured in a few movies and it was even more gorgeous in person. Definitely dress up when you attend a performance here, a nice dress and a suit and tie. We saw many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting Vienna we always book one or more performances in the State Opera House. It makes out visit complete. Singers and orchestra are always of high level; This year the Dutch soprano Eva Maria Westbroek and Jose Cura and Tomas Konieczny. The sets are somewhat old-fashioned and sometimes jaded, but the music is the most important. It is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely a must, just don't miss it. It doesn't even really matter what is on, just go an experience an out of this world experience. Many stairs, but there is a lift. Smart dress essential but not necessarily a penguin suit, plenty of people in smart casual. Absolutely fab time.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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