State Opera Vienna

  • Opernring 1
    1010 Wien

The State Opera in Vienna is one of the leading opera houses in the world. The appearance of first class singers, the orchestra, which consists of members of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, as well as a good mix of "classical" and "modern" settings guarantees an enjoyable evening with opera or ballet.

The “Wiener Staatsoper“ is without a doubt one of the most leading opera stages in the world. The building was finished in 1869 and opened with the premiere of “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at which even Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph were present. Many premieres were celebrated in the “Wiener Staatsoper”, like “Werther” by Jules Massenet, “Notre Dame” by Franz Schmidt or “Guiditta” by Franz Lehár. The playing season starts in September and lasts until the end of June. In this period almost daily performances are played and in total there are around 350 performances with over 60 different works. The program covers opera and ballet performances which are supplemented by solo artist concerts (Edita Gruberova) and lieder recitals. The “Wiener Staatsopernorchester” is composed of members of the “Wiener Philharmoniker”. Additionally the choir of the “Wiener Staatsoper”, which provides 100 vocalists, and the “Wiener Staatsballett” are available. The most important works of opera literature like Tosca (Puccini), Troubadour (Verdi), Carmen (Bizet), The Barber of Seville (Rossini) and Parsifal (Wagner) are on the program and are complemented by works from baroque up to the modern creations. In addition to the program of the “Wiener Staatsoper” are Turandot (Puccini), Arabella (Strauss), Medea (Reimann), Das Rheingold (Wagner), Eugen Onegin (Tschaikowski) or Fidelio (Beethoven). Another highlight, which takes place every year in the “Wiener Staatsoper”, is the Opera Ball. The international recognized highlight of the ball season usually takes place on the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday and is even broadcasted on TV. Even though the “Staatsoper” is often sold out, we can usually offer a selection of tickets for all performances until the day of the performance. Even before the official advance booking, we can offer you tickets for all performances in the “Wiener Staatsoper”. Save yourself tickets for an unforgettable evening in the “Wiener Staatsoper” and book tickets at!