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Waehringer Strasse 78, Vienna 1090, Austria
+43 1 514443670
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The best Fledemaus

This performance of Die Fledemaus was the very best I have ever seen or heard. Whether you consider... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
ian m
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful place - went to see Giselle here

Absolutely beautiful theater. We saw Giselle the ballet here. Excellent and friendly service by all... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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The Volksoper Wien, located just ten minutes outside the city centre, stages operettas "Die Fledermaus - The Bat", "Merry Widow", etc.) as well as operas ("The Magic Flute", "La Traviata", etc.), classical musicals ("My Fair Lady", "The Whizard of Oz", etc.) and ballet ("The Snow Queen", etc.). The season, which runs from September to July, consists of some 300 performances divided among some 35 different productions and revivals from previous years. Vienna and operetta - people from far and near will join the two whenever one comes up. Intriguing melodies, swirling dancers, the joy of life - all come together in the classical Viennese Operetta. Much of the music known and loved the world over from composers such as Johann Strauß, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán ... come from operettas such as "Die Fledermaus", The Merry Widow", "Countess Mariza".
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Waehringer Strasse 78, Vienna 1090, Austria
+43 1 514443670
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This performance of Die Fledemaus was the very best I have ever seen or heard. Whether you consider the orchestration, music, singing, stage set, mise-en-scene, costumes, lighting, acting, humour and rapport with the audience - everything was faultless. It was like an operatic "greatest hits"...More

2  Thank ian m
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Absolutely beautiful theater. We saw Giselle the ballet here. Excellent and friendly service by all the staff.

Thank darryl57
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Volksoper with our two teenagers. The play was in german and no translation or explanation in advance was available. The musical Man from la Mancha was on itself quite nice and a nice experience but less suited for families that do not...More

Thank Kees00
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great performance and beautiful set. Booked the tickets online a few months prior and went in smoothly with the ticket on my iPhone. The facility is not in the city center, but can be easily accessed by public transportation. There were no subtitles for the...More

1  Thank Eun Sung Y
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Booked tickets for Die Fledermaus several weeks before flying to Vienna. Culturall.com is where to buy online from- they have an English language option. I collected the tickets with no hassle at the ticket counter 20 minutes prior to the start of the opera. The...More

1  Thank ChiffChaff1
Reviewed 6 April 2017

the Volksoper is the equivalent of the ENO in London. the opera house is easily reached by tram. wonderful performance. note, sung in German with no surtitles. good job i know the story!

Thank fraser911
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My parents and I visited the Volksoper to see the rarely performed opera 'La Wally' by Catalani. The building itself has quite simple but beautiful decoration and seats over a 1000. The orchestra pit housed a 60 piece orchestra that were fantastic and the stage...More

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We saw Don Giovanni in German/Italian with German subtitles. Our German's rubbish, but we really enjoyed it. Great set, super production. I love the Volksoper - a really great experience of contemporary opera production (if you want 18th century wigs etc, go somewhere else!) that...More

Thank Ellie523
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Volksoper is a well preserved building where everything works as it should. The shows are of high quality (excellent actors and musicians), tradition and innovation meet in harmony.The Volksoper's public is interestingly mixed from typical vienesse well dressed couples to adventurous tourists.Ticket prices are...More

Thank Passenger1956
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The theatre was beautiful. The seats were value for money. The facilities were excellent. The production was innovative and though occasionally the props and costumes got in the way a little bit it was wonderful.

Thank Mike M
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Response from Ellie523 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We got our tickets from the tourist info in centre of Vienna. Which is probably open every day, was very helpful and could tell us which seats were available for both the Volksoper and the Staatsoper.
Matthew D
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Response from Travelling_Kiwis_12 | Reviewed this property |
Agree, smart casual...another tip, take yr own picnic, no need to spend a fortune on purchasing one, although if money no issue, part of the experience, better than booking a restaurant table