We will be in Vienna for almost a week in November. On the 10th, we would like to try and get standing room tickets to Verdi's La Traviata. We are not opera buffs, but I've been there once, while in college there in late 70's, would love to show my husband what a fantastic place it is.
I have read all about the line, the scarves, and excellent "don't you dare to cheat" cooperative.
My question: For this particular performance, do you think we need to plan to get in line hours and hours before? Or, 2 hours would be good enough?
And to all contributors: thank you for your inputs. I have learned so much just by reading your answers, I can get around Vienna with closed eyes.
(Norman, love the story about your uncle)