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Waehringer Strasse 78, Vienna 1090, Austria
+43 1 514443670
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Hansel and Gretel for Christmas

Took my 2 young daughters to see Hansel and Gretel at the Volksoper last Christmas. Nicely done... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
via mobile
Die Fledermaus

Very enjoyable evening. We sat in the stalls and had an excellent view. Sears are well staggered so... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Nick S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“die fledermaus” (13 reviews)
“magic flute” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Waehringer Strasse 78, Vienna 1090, Austria
+43 1 514443670
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my 2 young daughters to see Hansel and Gretel at the Volksoper last Christmas. Nicely done. Everyone enjoyed it. A bit more family orientated than usual opera venues...which was nice because even the subtitles were in german and my wife and I spent a...More

Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable evening. We sat in the stalls and had an excellent view. Sears are well staggered so no interruption. Comfortable seats. Like a previous review we missed many of the jokes especially in the third act in the jail due to the subtitles only...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Good production of the Magic Flute. It was subtitled in English, which was a surprise. Comfortable theater with reasonably good acoustics. Our seats were comfortable and had excellent sight lines. Quite a crowd to get a coffee at intermission, but I believe everyone had time...More

Thank DJeanetteS
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous production last night. A magical setting and outstanding singing from the entire cast. The most enjoyable operatic experience I have ever had. And of course it helped to have English subtitles. Even at 3 hours I wanted more. This Mozart fellow has a...More

Thank davidhauk
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We saw The Beggar Student, or Der Bettelstudent there. It was so charming. Very high quality performances. When choosing tickets, do not let the computer choose for you. Box seats are not the best vantage and you will miss whole portions of the stage. Carefully...More

Thank Floridatravelmo... t
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Try the Volksoper, the orchestra is made of members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the singers (performers) of very good quality, the prices are very reasonable and tickets are easier to come by. We usually visit the Volksoper whenever we come to Vienna, looking to...More

Thank HeliOpa
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I'm glad a friend recommended I go to Volksoper. I saw Der Bettelstudent. My experience was the production was top quality and thoughtful - excellent music ability required, etc. - while in the genre of shorter, easier to follow, more comedic than the stereotype of...More

1  Thank bethevans2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cheaper than the Staatsoper, and easy to get to on the U-bahn, this is a delightful opera house with an excellent standard of production and singing. At the interval there's time to get a glass of prosecco at a stand outside, or pop into the...More

1  Thank Gladdis49
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
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7 May 2017|
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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
29 October 2016|
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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