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"Wiener Staatsoper" Wiener Staatsoper - State Opera House Tip by Rupanworld


It is the State Opera house of Vienna. During my visit to Vienna, it was under construction and hence I do not have a nicer picture. It is built between 1861 and 1869 by architects Eduard van der Nüll and August von Siccardsburg for Emperor Franz Josef I and has ever since occupied a special position in people's hearts. The first performance here was opera Don Giovanni by Mozart in May 1869. Initially the design of the building was so criticised that architect Van der Nüll committed suicide and the other architect von Siccardsburg died of a heart attack few weeks later. The building was heavily bombed during World War II. Ten years later the opera was reopened after birth of the Austrian state.

Address: Opernring 2, 1010 Wein
Directions: Few minutes walk from karlsplatz
Phone: +43 1 514442250

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 3, 2008
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