Vienna Opera is offering deep discounts

Vienna Opera is offering deep discounts


norman lebrecht

August 20, 2021

We’re hearing of several houses that are struggling to sell out ahead of the new season. In Vienna, the State Opera is offering 20-30 percent off to season-ticket holders.

Sehr geehrte BundestheaterCard-Besitzerinnen und Besitzer,
in wenigen Tagen beginnt an der Wiener Staatsoper mit Puccinis Tosca die neue Spielzeit. Für Sie als dem Haus besonders eng verbundene Besucherinnen und Besucher haben wir für den Saisonstart ein spezielles Treue-Angebot vorbereitet:

Mit Ihrer BundestheaterCard können Sie alle Vorstellungen im September mit 20%, in den Kategorien 2 & 3 sogar mit 30% Ermäßigung besuchen (ausgenommen 14. und 28. September).

Der Monat September bringt an der Staatsoper etliche bemerkenswerte Abende. Nach einer Saison, die zum überwiegenden Teil nur über Streaming und Fernsehen mitverfolgt werden konnte, freuen wir uns umso mehr, gleich zwei Neuproduktionen, die in der Zeit des Lockdowns erarbeitet und für die Kameras auf die Bühne gebracht wurden, nun endlich vor Publikum zeigen zu können….



  • sam says:

    Honestly, with the delta variant circulating, you have to really love your neighbors to want to spend 4 hours in an enclosed indoor space sitting next to them.

    • Anonymous Bosch says:

      Performances here are subject to the “3G” rule – to enter a theatre you must show valid proof that you are fully-vaccinated (geimpft), fully-recovered within the last 6 months (genesen), and/or show a negative test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to the performance (getestet).

      The mayor of Vienna is currently considering strengthening this to “1G” – to allow only fully-vaccinated people into theatres, restaurants, etc.

      Needless to say masks are mandatory throughout your entire time in the building.

      Staatsoper’s September schedule is pretty blah – is there anyone in Wien who wants to see the 1958 production of “Tosca” with no big names? Or the miserable new “Traviata” which we had a chance to see (and judge) on TV a few months ago?

      I’ll be going to “Das verratene Meer” and today bought a ballet ticket and was pleasantly surprised to see I was automatically given a 20% discount (I am neither a subscriber nor a BundestheaterCard holder).

      I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t feel totally safe.

    • Le Křenek du jour says:

      The refrain to Thomas S. Allen’s “Low Bridge! – Everybody Down” applies, with the slightest accommodation:

      You can always tell your neighbor,
      You can always tell your pal
      If he’s ever navigated on the Covid Canal

    • John Borstlap says:

      Love always requires sacrifice and sharing of misery.

    • Stephen Diviani says:

      I’m double jabbed, in my mid-60s and, so far, in excellent health. I attended a recent performance of ‘South Pacific’ – a superb production which I hope will transfer to the West End next year. It was a full house, my ‘neighbours’ either side were strangers, around a third of the audience didn’t wear masks. It wasn’t a queston of ‘loving’ anybody it was about exercising some common sense.

      • Tiredofitall says:

        Well, if it was indeed a superb production, then by all means it was worth the potential risk of carrying the virus back to your home and community.

        I rarely agree with Mr. Borstlap, but he is correct that we must be responsible to one another. No one is totally safe until everyone is safe, and that includes not taking unnecessary risks.

        It ain’t over yet, folks.

  • ken says:

    Get your shots, folks !

  • V. Lind says:

    Just heard the new cases and death figures in the UK. It ain’t over.

    • Stephen Diviani says:

      Nobody has said it’s over; not even Jacinda Ardern can pull that one off. In the UK, where I live, the message from the Health Secretary is that we will have to learn to live with Covid and get on with our lives, as we do with influenza viruses, which in a bad year kill between 60,000 – 70,000. And that’s with a vaccine! Incidentally, if my experience at ‘South Pacific’ is anything to go by the pandemic has put a stop to audiences coughing loudly during a performance.

    • Sue Sonata Form says:

      It won’t ever be “over”. Covid is here to stay, just like the flu – which has killed people in their 40s (from my experience). Just keep vaccinated AND HEALTHY. And don’t get run over on your way to the opera!!

  • wiener says:

    Die Rache der Fledermaus. Zuerst die Preise völlig absurd um teilweise das dreifache zu erhöhen. Dass sich das in Wien nicht verkauft war vorhersehbar für jeden halbwegs Interessierten.

    • wiener says:

      Ohne Touristen die jeden Preis zahlen wird es nicht funktionieren. Die Wiener haben alles schon besser und billiger gesehen.