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Review of State Opera House

State Opera House
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US$53.75*
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Vienna State Opera House Mozart Concert in Historical Costumes
Ranked #8 of 554 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Vienna's internationally renowned opera offers nearly 300 performances each year.
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

If you get the chance (and patience) go see a concert or a ballet even if you have no place to seat. Just the outside of the building makes you feel the importance ot this place.

Visited May 2011
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Brighton, England
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“Stunning Building!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We went to see Faust by Gounod at the State Opera, it was THE main reason for our visit and we had bought tickets on-line from England. There is a cool internet chat room where you can talk directly to someone at the Opera when buying tickets, very easy.

It is, as I am sure anyone knows, one of the Opera houses of the world, which is why we attended and were not disappointed.
The single best, and simplest feature for us, was the mini screens in front of every seat which translate for you in real time, what is being sung. We found this invaluable, and crucial if you do not know the story (you are watching) inside out.

If you can afford it, everyone should go to the opera at least once, and this is the place to do it!
Mark

Visited February 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Backstage pass”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Pleasant tour but difficult to hear the guide as the english speaking group was large. She gave us good information on getting last minute opera tickets which was so helpful to us. I liked seeing the set backstage and watching the backgrounds being lowered in the light of day to better understand how it all came together.

Visited January 2012
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nottingham
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“the best place to see opera or ballet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

the interior is sumptuous and beautiful. Have a glass of champagne before and/or during a performance and enjoy the interior as well as the stylish Austrians.

Visited February 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“My first experience with opera - loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

What better place to see your first opera than in Vienna? My friend and I got the cheapest tickets to a Sunday evening performance of "Falstaff", and the seats were just fine and the opera was outstanding. The building is beautiful inside and I was able to meander around during the intermission. Be sure to dress appropriately - most patrons I saw were in suits or dresses.

Visited September 2011
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