For the musical performance of a lifetime, you should not miss out on the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper), one of the top opera houses in the world. This incredible building offers changing programs daily. Lucky visitors experience the wonderment of over 50 operas and ballets on around 300 days per season. The performances at the State Opera range widely, from Baroque to the 21st century. However, the primary focus is on the 19th century.
The seats throughout the opera house have interactive displays. Those attending can experience the performance with subtitles in five different languages. In addition, there's information available about the cast and other performance details.
This is all done with the click of a button right from your seat.
One of the best ways to experience the State Opera is to get a tour and truly experience the backstage magic. Receive insights into the history, architecture and operation of the Opera House. Come from the foyer, ascend the Grand Staircase, visit the ceremonial rooms, and much more. It’s recommended to join the Vienna State Opera Tour in advance !
Every year, the opera house is transformed into the world's most famous ballroom for the Vienna Opera Ball. Around 150 pairs of young men and women in ball gowns and tails participate in this glamorous display.
For an amazing treat, a few months each year you can sit out on the Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz in front of the opera building to witness dozens of incredible live opera and ballet performances on an enormous screen. There are even select performances streamed live on the State Opera's website.