The Vienna State Opera is one of the most distinguished opera houses in the world. It stages around 50 operas and numerous ballets and premieres on 300 performance days from September to June. The splendid building on Ringstrasse was constructed between 1861 and 1869 in accordance with plans by August Siccard von Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll as the k.k. Hofoperntheater (Court Opera). You can take a tour to catch a glimpse of what goes on backstage at the magnificent opera house. For one night of the year the Vienna State Opera is transformed into a large dance floor for the Vienna Opera Ball, Austria’s largest gathering of performers, politicians and businesspeople from all over the world.
More information on www.wien.info/en/music-stage-shows/opera-operetta/state-opera
Address: Opernring 2, district 1, Vienna
Public Transport: Underground: U1, U2, U4 (Karlsplatz); Tram: 1, 2, 62, D (Oper)
Phone: +43 1 5144 422 50