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Press releases

Premiere: "Carmen" | 21. September 2024

Carmen became part of the Volksoper repertoire back in 1905 under the musical direction of Alexander von Zemlinsky and staged by Rainer Simons. Now Lotte de Beer is devoting herself to Georges Bizet's opera for the opening premiere of the new season


18. June 2024

Austrian Premiere: "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" | June 15, 2024

As the last premiere of the season, the Volksoper will present an Austrian premiere as part of the Wiener Festwochen: "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" by John Adams. The Passion oratorio in two acts presents the biblical story from an unusual, very topical perspective


16. May 2024

Additional Performance: "Lass uns die Welt vergessen - Volksoper 1938" | 18. Februar 2024

Due to the great success and strong demand for tickets, the Volksoper is postponing an additional performance of "Lass uns die Welt vergessen – Volksoper 1938" (instead of "Die letzte Verschwörung") on Sunday, 18 February 2024, 18:00.


25. January 2024

Ben Glassberg neuer Musikdirektor der Volksoper Wien

Ben Glassberg has been appointed the new Music Director of the Volksoper Wien as of 1 January 2024. The Brit was previously Principal Guest Conductor and led the premiere of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" to great success last season.


2. January 2024

Premiere: "Lass uns die Welt vergessen - Volksoper 1938" | 14 December 2023

On December 14, 2023, the Volksoper Wien will celebrate its 125th birthday. On the occasion of this anniversary, we are dealing with our own past and telling the stories of those people who were persecuted, expelled and murdered between 1938 and 1945.


27. October 2023

Alessandra Ferri to lead the Vienna State Ballet from September 2025

The internationally acclaimed artist will succeed Martin Schläpfer in September 2025.


24. October 2023

Baton Handover at the Volksoper Wien

Omer Meir Wellber announces his resignation as Music Director of the Volksoper Wien for personal reasons as of 31 December 2023. His successor as of 1 January 2024 is the British conductor Ben Glassberg.


6. September 2023

Premiere: "Die Dreigroschenoper"

Zum ersten Mal an der Volksoper Wien und mit Sona MacDonald als Mackie Messer


3. November 2022

Premiere: "Jolanthe und der Nussknacker"

Musical theatre for the whole family by Lotte de Beer, Omer Meir Wellber and Andrey Kaydanovskiy


20. September 2022

Season opening: Premiere "Die Dubarry"

Season opening with new Artistic Director Lotte de Beer – Annette Dasch and Harald Schmidt kick-off rehearsals


30. June 2022