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State Opera House

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Address: Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
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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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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna
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USD 343.02*
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Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights

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I didn't book the tickets in advance due the prices, but I got there in time to get the " promotional" one and had the time of my life. Watching Macbeth was something I will never... read more

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't book the tickets in advance due the prices, but I got there in time to get the " promotional" one and had the time of my life. Watching Macbeth was something I will never forget. Even tough our tickets were the "discount" one, we never felt any different approach from the people working there. They were always ready... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw Don Giovanni at the Opera House. Not being a huge opera fan, it was beautiful in every way. Recommend reading up on the opera you are going to see so you can appreciate the story (or take along a musician, like I did!). There were little electronic screens in front of each seat so you could read the translation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two parts to this review: the building, and the Opera company. We saw Strauss opera "Arabella". Not a favorite for me, especially when I was expecting a Vienna "ball" and the opera had been modernized to have more of an erotic cabaret. That was a disappointment. The cast was excellent and sets were good. Structurally, it is lovely and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing experience. We went to see Arabella and we're not disappointed. Our seats were in a box with 7 seats which was very hot and stuffy. We were disturbed by the people behind us who were standing and leaning over us so they could see the stage. Fortunately we had a good view and enjoyed the performance. Buying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't book a show ticket before hand so I wasn't able to get into the opera house. It is a well drafted piece of architecture from outside. One can peek into it from its front entrance. Gold ten grand stairs are facing the entrance, which lead to three major music halls. Book a show ticket online and one can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Opera House in Wien it's a must see destination! Much appreciation for the actors, for the main moldavian 🇲🇩 soprano Valentina Naforniță, and for the orchestra and all people involved in a perfect organization of amazing concerts and spectacles. The "minus" is the rush after the show. It's late, we all can understand.. but.. it was almost impossible to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the €7.50 for a 45 minute guided tour of the opera house. I have no interest in opera but it's interesting to hear about the history. English guide that we had today made it a very enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Vienna, if not enjoying an opera, be sure to take the tour, which was held at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm today. Excellent way to see the entire opera house without seeing a performance. Great tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is so historic and very iconic, it is definitely a must do as the 2 shows we saw were super good, the only disadvantage it was to hot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the world famous opera house to see our first opera by purchasing standing room tickets. They offer 3 and 4 euro tickets, 560 of them. We got in the queue at 4:45, behind 40 others. Tickets are not sold until 5:40, with performance at 7:00. The standing area is super cramped and very hot. You get an... More 

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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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