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At a Strauss & Mozart concert in Vienna Opera House
Written by Kajani Shivam on April 26, 2020 Share on

Vienna State Opera: A Night of Magic and Elegance

The Vienna State Opera House is one of the most famous operas in the world. You can’t miss this fantastic tourist destination in Vienna.  Each and every year thousands of music lovers gather to this grandiose building to see the best operatic works performed live in an authentic setting. Opera House also hosts the most famous Vienna Opera Ball by the carnival season. It also holds pride in being the home for the Vienna State Ballet.

Just sit back and enjoy the show now!

Opera House
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The construction of the Opera house began in 1861 and took almost eight years to complete it. The magnificent building which was opened in May 1869 featured with an imposing Neo-Renaissance style which reflects the origin of the art. Initially, it was called the Vienna Court Opera until it was renamed as the Vienna State Opera in 1920. Unexpectedly the World War 2 bombing damaged some of the major parts of the Opera House. Later on, the building was restored to its original splendour which was between 1948 -1956. 

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Events at Vienna State Opera House

1. Vienna Opera Ball

The Opera Ball is one of the most celebrated events.  You will witness the Opera house transforming into a grand ballroom. You will see around 150 pairs of young men and women dressed in smart tails and beautiful ball gowns, walk around the room to celebrate the opening ceremony. All other guests are invited to the dance floor for an enchanting evening dance.

Vienna Opera Ball
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2. Mozart Orchestra at the Vienna State Opera

You’ll watch the 30 musicians that make up the orchestra perform in a fabulous historical attire and play Mozart’s most popular pieces, as well as a selection from Strauss, including Blue Danube Waltz and the Radetzky March. This is definitely a treat to your ears. Listening to Mozart’s greatest masterpiece in the Vienna Opera House is a perfect day to be spent on your vacation to Vienna.  If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you also have an option to add a three-course meal to your evening which you can enjoy before or after the show.

3. The Opera House for Children

The opera house also has an opera school that operates for boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 14.  This takes place in the afternoons after regular school. Children are introduced to music theatre and the possibility of becoming an opera singer. A special matinee performance of the Opera School also takes place twice every season.

Vienna State Opera Entrance Fees

Entry fees

The entry fee for the Vienna State Opera House is approximately 9 Euros. Anyways there will be an additional fee for different concerts and events. 

Vienna State Opera Opening Hours


Open All days of the week from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Opera House is a treat to your ears with soulful classical music of Mozart or Strauss. Music lovers, never miss the chance to visit the Opera House.  It’s never late to plan a trip to Vienna to view this prestigious venue. So pack your things with Pickyourtrail to experience the State Opera House. We here in Pickyourtrail will help you plan seamless Europe Tour Packages. Get ready for one such amazing vacation with us. 

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