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Modern theater with a great history

The theater is both old and new - founded in the early 19th century and renovated in the 20th for a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
igormk
Dark Version of The Magic Flute

This is the theater were Mozart's Magic Flute was first performed. When we saw it was being... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The theater is fascinating and historic and we were really looking forward to the opera, but our seats in Rang Links 2 were so hot, with so little legroom— my knees pressed against the seat in front— that I had to leave due to claustrophobia....More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The theater is both old and new - founded in the early 19th century and renovated in the 20th for a more modern look outside. The tickets are less expensive than they are in the State Opera. I attended a concert performance of the opera...More

Thank igormk
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is the theater were Mozart's Magic Flute was first performed. When we saw it was being offered we decided to attend. This production was rather dark and not like the light comedy, I think was originally intended. Still, the soprano playing the Night Queen...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

As someone who has seen a production and a concert in this opera house, it is one of the finest I have ever went to.

Thank Antoni G
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My mother and I were very fortunate to be able to catch the opening performance of El Juez. We were originally planning to get standing room tickets at the State Opera, but it is closed for July and August. We bought the €7 standing room...More

Thank April G
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I was lucky enough to see the current production of The Flying Dutchman here. If you're a fan of opera, or even if you're not, beg, borrow or steal a ticket. This production is in German with German surtitles, but despite my lack of language...More

Thank Lily W
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The two of us came here to see Figaro. The performance was excellent, but what we came to see more was the building itself and to just sit in one of the Opera boxes and soak up the atmosphere. A beautiful building which left us...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Lovely place very special historic Saw the latest Marriage of Figaro - modern production which was totally pretentious with sub text beyond belief and for Vienna, average singing. A great pity .

Thank muchado55
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This opera house now attracts big stars, the house itself is beauitful, the stage has all modern equipment, and so they making exciting productions.

Thank enare
Reviewed 21 August 2014

During the summer fest we were able to see an astonishing production of Cosi fan Tutte directed by Michael Haneke. It was on the edgy side but exquisitely sung and acted by a cast of up and coming singers.

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remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with
a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna
and the center. One of the most historic sites in the
area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with
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