Opera has been one of the world’s great art forms for centuries and is nowhere more revered than in Austria’s lustrous capital city of Vienna. The city’s love affair with opera has endured all of the conflicts, cultural and otherwise, of recent European history to remain a bedrock of Viennese culture. Today, there have never been more opportunities to find great Vienna opera tickets and experience this amazing piece of cultural heritage performed live in some of the most beautiful buildings in the world!
Because frankly, while one could hardly argue against the fact that a trip to Austria is incomplete without experiencing a Strauss or Mozart concert at a Vienna opera, the truth is that a trip to Europe wouldn’t be truly complete without it as well. It’s always going to be difficult to decide what to experience in such a rich continent, but opera is truly the highest art of Europe’s golden age. It’s soaring emotion brings together painting, music, poetry, and performance into what Wagner called “complete work of art.”
Friday, 28 April
Vienna State Opera
Of course there are many options for venues in which to catch a performance, but while Opera is written and performed in cities around the world, its beating heart has long resided in the historic Vienna State Opera. Completed in 1869 in an opulent neo-renaissance style, it continues to wow anyone who experiences it while walking the famous Ring Road. After celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2009 it continues to set the standard for its art form.
And as one of the busiest opera houses in the world, with over 300 performances a year, the Vienna opera house schedule offers something for all tastes. You can even catch a performance with a world-famous star like Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, or Juan Diego Florez.
Book your Vienna State Opera tickets now to enjoy such legendary shows as Tristan And Iseult or The Barber of Seville!
But don’t be fooled to thinking that everything happens at the Vienna State Opera House. There are many different venues throughout the city, the Volksoper Vienna being the next best known. Like with its older cousin, you can find Volksoper tickets for any of the nearly 300 performances which grace its stage every year. With its smaller size, the Volksoper also allows you to be even closer to the performers, creating an intimate environment in which to experience an amazing performance.
No matter where you decide to enjoy Vienna’s classical music and opera heritage, you’re sure to have a world-class experience you’ll never forget. So take a look at our Vienna opera schedule and find a ticket to your perfect show today. In particular, if you’re looking for more contemporary performances, the Volksoper Opera is a premier venue for Viennese operetta, musicals, and ballet.