Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)
The opera house was completed in 1869, built in Neo-Renaissance style by architect Josef Hlavka. The Vienna State Opera is one of the leading opera houses in the world. Its past is steeped in tradition. Its present is alive with richly varied performances and events. Each season, the schedule features 350 performances of more than 60 different operas and ballets. Every night, you can witness world-class artists alongside the permanent ensemble members on the stage and at the conductor’s desk, accompanied by a unique orchestra: the orchestra of Vienna State Opera, whose members at the same time make up the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
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