Wien: Volksoper

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Wien
City: Wien
Location: 9.; Währinger Straße 78

Built 1898 as "Kaiserjubiläums-Stadttheater" by Franz von Krauß and Alexander Graf. Painted curtain by Karl Schüller and Georg Janny. Opened 14 December 1898 with Heinrich von Kleist's drama "Die Hermannsschlacht". First opera performance in 1903 with Weber's "Preciosa". Subsequently frequent performances of light opera and operetta, which made the house known under the popular name "Volksoper" [People's Opera]. 1938 renamed "Städtische Volksoper". From 1945 to 1955 home to the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble (together with the Theater an der Wien building). 1961-1963 enlargement and renovation, 1973 redecoration of auditorium. Ca. 1820 seats.

See also: Volksoper (project)

Notable world premieres:

  • Alexander Zemlinsky: Kleider machen Leute (1 Dec 1910)
  • Wilhelm Kienzl: Der Kuhreigen (23 Nov 1911)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Die glückliche Hand (19 Oct 1924)

Link: www.volksoper.at

[Wien: Volksoper] Front Text: "Wien, Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater", inscription: "Kaiserjubiläums-Stadttheater"
Publisher: L. V. Enders'sche Kunstanstalt, Neutitschein (today: Nový Jicín, Cezch Republic)
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
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[Wien: Volksoper] Front Text: "Der Vorhang des Kaiserjubiläums-Stadttheaters - Gemalt von Prof. Karl Schüller und Georg Janny"
Publisher: Photogr. Atelier 'Moderne' Carl Scolik jun., M. Mertens, Wien
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
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[Wien: Volksoper] Front Text: "Wien, Volksoper"; inscription: "Volksoper"
Publisher: Verlag Hubmann, Wien, 5350
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wien to Regensburg (Germany), 1959 [postmark removed]

[Wien: Volksoper] Front Text: "Wien, Volksoper", inscription: "Volksoper", banner: "Heute: Kiss Me Kate"
Publisher: Horowitz & Weeege Ges. m. b. H., Wien
Size: Modern
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[Wien: Volksoper] Front Text: inscription: "Volksoper", banner: "Ope(r)n House Saisoneröffnungsfest" [season's opening festival]
Reverse Text: "100 Jahre Volksoper Wien", plus a short overview of the history of the building
Publisher: Merio-Phil, Wien
Stamp: "50.- Todestag von Franz Lehár - Volksoper Wien 1898-1998"
Postmark: "Wien 10, 10.09.98-17, 1150"
Type: Maximum Card with First Day Postmark (10 Sep 1998)
Size: Modern

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[Wien: Volksoper]

[Wien: Volksoper] Front Text: inscription: "Volksoper"
Reverse Text: "Volksoper, Wien"
Publisher: Kollektion Wien, Carl Anders Nilsson, Wien
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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