La Vienna State Opera has a worldwide reputation for its first-class opera performances, accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (resident since 1842). One night in the State Opera It is one of the most impressive events that any visitor to Vienna can experience.

The building is of architecture that resembles the Italian Renaissance, since during the time of this style, a lot of importance was given to art and music —in fact, operas began to be written and performed in XNUMXth century Italy. The State Opera It covers an area of ​​9 thousand square meters and needs more than 1000 employees to maintain the optimal quality of the show.

The entrance to the building is made up of a “loggia”, a portico entirely open on its sides and supported by columns and arches. It is adorned by a cycle representing several famous operas. Numerous statues and figurative ornaments adorn the interior and exterior of the State Opera and they underline the festive character of the place.

The design of the horseshoe-shaped theater also has Italian influences. Red and gold predominate. It can accommodate an audience of 2,282 people and 110 musicians. The stage covers an area of ​​1.500 square meters and is 45 meters high.

The regular season of Opera runs from September 1 to June 30. Written applications must be submitted - at least three weeks in advance of the play - to purchase tickets. Each season has about 50 operas and 20 ballets.

La State Opera It can also be visited for tourism, although opportunities are limited. It only operates by guided tours, which are available every day only at 13:00 p.m., 14:00 p.m. and 15:00 p.m. Each one lasts 40 minutes. Prices are 6,50 for adults; 5,50 for seniors and 3,50 euros for children and students.

To get there you can take lines U1, U2, U4 of the Vienna metro (U-Bahn) to the stop karlplatz or trams 1, 2, D and J.

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