Direction: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Stage design: Rolf Glittenberg
Costumes: Luisa Spinatelli
Light: Marianne Glittenberg
Light design: Jürgen Hoffmann

The fairy tale of a creature from a strange world who falls in love with a human being, leaves its home, and flounders due to the fickleness of love, is as old as the hills and has been frequently adapted for the stage. The Czech poet Jaroslav Kvapil drew on different sources to create a new version of the material for the libretto which Antonín Dvoˇrák then set to music. At the heart of the piece is a beautiful water sprite: Rusalka.
The composer’s second last work was written around 1900 and is musically associated with the Czech national school, and in several aspects with the music drama of Richard Wagner. After 25 years, the Wiener Staatsoper is now putting on a new production of this key Eastern European work. (Source: Wiener Staatsoper)

Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet:
Remaining non-assogned tickets can normally be purchased two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
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- for credit card holders: Tel: +43 1 513 1 513, Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- box office sales: Bundestheater ticket office (1., Operngasse 2), Burgtheater (1., Universitätsring 2), Volksoper (9., Währinger Strasse 78): Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Sun. and holidays: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

  • 13 - 196 €

Current Dates

  • Thu. 19 Oct 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Oct 2017, 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Oct 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Oct 2017, 7 p.m.