Season Premieres

Season 2014/2015


Tango Amor

Premier on 02.10.2014

An evening, dedicated to the Argentinian national dance! With Cigdem Soyarslan und Daniel Ochoa, choreographed by Vesna Orlic.



Mozart à 2 / Don Juan

Premier on 16.11.2014

The works of choreographer Thierry Malandain will be showcased at the Volksoper for the first time with “Mozart à 2” and “Don Juan”. Both works are connected by the common theme of relationships.Whilst the first piece is of a gentle and sensitive nature, passions boil over considerably more in the second piece.



Der Zauberer von Oz

Premier on 06.12.2014

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Lyman Frank Baum is America’s most famous fairy tale which attained worldwide cult status through the screen adaptation starring Judy Garland (1939). Its best-known song “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg was awarded an Oscar in 1940. The stage version of this masterpiece, as originally developed in 1987 for the Royal Shakespeare Company, will be making its first appearance at the Volksoper.

In German language



Viva la Mamma

Premier on 17.01.2015

An ensemble is preparing for an opera premiere in a provincial theatre. The resolute mother of the seconda donna bursts into the company’s usual state of chaos and ends up treading the boards of the stage herself. The title role of Donizetti’s comedy about do’s and don’ts offers a famous part for a bass. The star tenor Rolando Villazon will give his directorial debut for this new Volksoper production.

In German and Italian language



Pariser Leben

Premier on 21.02.2015

Jacques Offenbach produced one of his greatest masterpieces in 1866 with “La vie parisienne.” A Swedish married couple, Baron and Baroness Gondermark, want to explore the French capital as tourists. Whilst he’s in the mood for gallant adventures, she would rather go to the theatre. The Parisian man-about-town Gardefeu falls in love with the Baroness and spares neither cost nor effort in winning her affections and showing the visitors in his own way how life in Paris ought to be lived.



Hello, Dolly!

One of the biggest musical hits of recent years, Josef E. Köpplinger’s staging of “Hello, Dolly!” will be making a welcome return to the Volksoper repertoire. Sigrid Hauser (Dolly) and Robert Meyer (Vandergelder) will once again prove that Jerry Herrman’s musical has lost none of its charm more than 50 years after its first performance.

In German language



Giselle Rouge

Premier on 12.04.2015

“Giselle Rouge” – a tense whirlwind of dance shaped by the unmistakable hand of choreographer Boris Eifman – contains all the ingredients of a true “blockbuster:” revolution, love, passion and madness blend into a collage presented with virtuosic dancing of the highest level. Goosebumps guaranteed!



La Bohème

Puccini’s opera tells the tragic love story of Mimì and Rodolphe against the backdrop of the colourful milieu of Parisian artists, students, seamstresses and prostitutes. “I don’t know of anyone who has depicted Paris in this era as well as Puccini in La Bohème,” raved Claude Debussy. The Volksoper will be reviving Harry Kupfer’s spectacular production from the year 1984.

In German language with German surtitles



Così fan tutte

Premier on 15.05.2015

Abetted by the philosopher Don Alfonso, Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to put the loyalty of their respective fiancées Dorabella and Fiordiligi to the test. In their “School for Lovers”, Mozart and Da Ponte let the four lovers in question undergo and endure all aspects of love. By the end they come to recognise that love is not a matter of “one size fits all.”

In German language with German surtitles



Junge Talente des Wiener Staatsballetts II

Premier on 02.06.2015

Recognizing the talent of dancers and providing them with the appropriate encouragement is a priority for any ballet company. This evening gives the exceptionally gifted younger dancers the opportunity to try out roles which they have so far not had the chance to perform within the current repertoire. The works may be classical or contemporary, or pieces especially created for this occasion.