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State Opera House

Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
Inner City
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelling Europe, we heard a myth that if you went through the side entrance on Staatsoper (peasants entrance) on the left side of the building, you could grab yourself a cheap ticket to see the show. Us thrifty travellers, know a bargain when we see...More

Thank Francis H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a tour of the Opera House after standing in a long line, were herded in like cattle and finally were divided into a large group for an English speaking tour. There were too many people in our group so it was difficult to...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This amazing opera house is an incredible way to see world-renowned performances while being in a gorgeous architectural structure. The mash up of original architecture with post-WWII renovations gives this place a unique feel. I lived in Vienna for 6 months and visited the opera...More

Thank amylouiseeeee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not one of the most attractive Opera Houses in Europe but well worth seeing. The opera performances are WAY overpriced.

Thank FrankCGlazer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They say they don't oversell, but they do. It is too packed in and people wearing fragrances make it impossible to enjoy. Tall people will stand in front and than other people will continually move so you have to move to see. I know these...More

Thank Kellyn H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm afraid I must go against the consensus here as I was very disappointed. As a trained singer (retired) I love and know my opera and have a fair idea of how things should be done. This was certainly not it! The much vaunted grand...More

Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first time to the opera and I found the standing room tickets well worth it! We got to enjoy a wonderful performance of Don Giovanni from the standing room right under the Emperor's Box! This ended up being one of the highlights...More

Thank ashleyc1002
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We saw Don Giovanni and loved it! Although not as grand or large as the Paris Opera House the State Opera has buckets of charm and put on a very high standard performance. The subtitles in front of each seat are useful enough but the...More

Thank MGeorge_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This opera proudly belongs to the top opera houses in the world. Home to Wiener Philhamoniker - famous and internationally acclaimed orchestra. You get the chance to hear many world famous artists (Netrebko, Garanca, Florez, Domingo) sign in a variety of opera pieces from Baroque...More

Thank Tibor H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off, this opera house blows away anything in Canada. La Traviata was amazing and I really enjoyed it. The opera house is a beautiful building and there are really no bad seats. Each seat has a screen that will translate the opera into your...More

Thank Happy T
Inner City
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
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
We bought the 4 euro standing tickets for Swan Lake. It was fantastic. The theater is not that big so I do not believe that there would be any problem with visibility. The only seats I would not like are the boxes on the... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from oleshep | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the opera house tour office. They were highly organized. It was being renovated when we visited so it was in a bit of a state of transition. I am unsure if they have concerts in the evening as we had dinner... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Suit jackets are not required. However some people do dress up.