Volksoper Wien

Der Barbier von Sevilla

Production: Josef Ernst Köpplinger

Rossini's comic opera, which had its world premiere in 1816, was a work for which he ought to have won several prizes. A prize for speed: "... I wrote the first act in eight days, and the second in another twelve". One for courage: He was daring enough to compete with the great maestro Païsiello, whose "Barbiere di Siviglia" was a favourite with the public. This was probably the reason Rossini gave his work the new title "L'inutile precauzione". "The precaution" was, indeed, "futile" over the long term, because this fireworks of a piece full of spirited and witty musical numbers was soon to become the very definition of Italian opera buffa.

Advance sales start from the first of each month for performances both for the current month and also the following month (for October performances from September 1st, tickets for September may be purchased from June 1st). Telephone ticket sales for holders of credit cards: +43 (1) 513 1 513, daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. /
Box Offices:1., Operngasse 2 & Volksoper (9., Währinger Strasse 78) & Burgtheater (1., Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2): Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat, Sun & holiday 9 a.m.-noon
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Volksoper Wien

Währinger Straße 78
1090 Wien

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Current Dates

  • Sat. 07 Jan 2017
  • Tue. 10 Jan 2017
  • Tue. 17 Jan 2017
  • Tue. 24 Jan 2017
  • Fri. 03 Feb 2017
  • Wed. 08 Feb 2017
  • Thu. 16 Feb 2017
  • Mon. 27 Feb 2017
  • Mon. 06 Mar 2017