The most renowned maestros have been featured at the Vienna opera, such as Gustav Mahler (1897 - 1907), Richard Strauss (1919 - 1924), Herbert von Karajan (1956 - 1964) et Claudio Abbado (1986 - 1991).
Built between 1863 and 1869, the magnificent building hosts the Vienna Ball every year, whose costumes bring back to life, for one night only, the festivities of the imperial era. The Vienna Opera distinguishes itself as much by the quality of its programming (60 operas and ballets over 300 open days for the 2007/2008 season), as by the discriminating taste and the critical ability of the Viennese audience.
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