Vienna, the City of Music, has a great heritage of composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs, opera and musical productions.
Vienna State Opera
The famous opera house located in the centre of Vienna, has a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper). In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Austrian Republic, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera (German “Wiener Staatsoper”).
The famous opera house is closely linked to the Vienna Philharmonic, which is an incorporated society of its own, but whose members are recruited from the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. The Wiener Staatsoper is one of the busiest opera houses in the world producing 50 to 60 operas in a repertory system per year and ten ballet productions in more than 350 performances.
Viennese Music Association
The Wiener Musikverein commonly shortened to Musikverein, is a concert hall in the Inner City of Vienna. It is the home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Audiences at the the Raimund Theater and the Ronacher enjoy great German-language musical productions like Elisabeth, Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins or Evita. Both theatres are owned by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and can seat around 1,000 persons.
The Raimund Theater is a theatre in the Mariahilf district of Vienna, Austria. Named after the Austrian dramatist Ferdinand Raimund, the theatre was built by an association of Viennese citizens and opened on 28 November 1893.
The Ronacher is located in the first district of Vienna.