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Vienna State Opera closed for three weeks from November 22, 2021

Dear Audience,

due to the new lockdown announced today by the Austrian government, the Vienna State Opera has to temporarily suspend its regular performance schedule from Monday, November 22, up to and including Sunday, December 12. The last performance before the three-week closure is therefore Der fliegende Holländer with Bryn Terfel next Sunday.

Since rehearsals are not affected by the measures, we continue to work for upcoming performances. This includes, above all, the new production of Don Giovanni directed by Barrie Kosky. However, this production will have to celebrate its premiere on December 5 without an audience in the auditorium, but will be broadcast live on ORF III's main evening program. This continues the series of broadcasts successfully realized together in the last lockdown as part of the ORF III broadcast series »Wir spielen für Österreich« (»We play for Austria«).

Rehearsals also continue in the house for important revivals such as Don Carlo with Asmik Grigorian and Franz Welser-Möst or Peter Grimes with Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel and Lise Davidsen.

Some performance series will have to be cancelled without replacement, such as L'elisir d'amore or Don Pasquale (unfortunately including the originally scheduled performance on Monday, December 13 for organizational reasons. We will inform you separately about the replacement program for this day).

Ticket refund
Your already purchased tickets will be cancelled and the ticket price refunded. Detailed information on the reversal and on how to reach the service offices can be found here. Our subscribers will be contacted directly by our subscription office. 

Ticket purchase for upcoming performances
Since we cannot say with certainty with which auditorium seating capacity we will reopen after the lockdown, regular ticket sales have been suspended for the time being.

However, you can pre-reserve your tickets:

Your team of the Vienna State OperaWith your pre-reservation you secure your seats for your desired performance (subject to availability). Reservations will be allocated as soon as they arrive, and we will notify you as soon as possible.

Come well and safely through the next weeks - and above all: stay healthy!