Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera - Wiener Staatsoper in German - is among the most revered buildings in the world of music. The opera house and its opera company, also known as Vienna State Opera, is a popular attraction with tourists and residents in Vienna.
Travellers hoping to stay close to the Vienna State Opera while in the city need look no further than the Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna. This graceful hotel in Vienna boasts a central location near many major attractions.
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A history of Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera building opened in 1869. Its first performance was Mozart's Don Juan and the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth both attended. Originally named the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper), it was renamed Vienna State Opera in 1920 at the beginning of the Austrian Republic.
Between 1938 and 1945, the opera house suffered terrible repression under the Nazis and was damaged during a bombing in March 1945. However, in May 1945, reconstruction on the Vienna State Opera began. In 1955, the new building opened and the rebirth marked by a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.
Today, the Vienna State Opera is considered one of the world's greatest opera houses and has been under the direction of Dominique Meyer since 2010.
Opera fans staying at the Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna
Opera fans on holiday in Vienna will find excellent accommodation and first-rate amenities at the Radisson Blu Palais Hotel. Situated just 10 minutes walk from Vienna State Opera, the hotel is also closely located to the Musikverein, Vienna's greatest concert hall.
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