Ballett: Schwanensee

Ballet: Schwanensee

Choreographie: Rudolf Nurejew nach Marius Petipa und Lew Iwanow
Musik: Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowski

On 15 October 1964, the ballet world looked towards Vienna. Rudolf Nureyev, the foremost dancer of the second half of the 20th century and just 26 years old at the time, had just choreographed Swan Lake – probably the most significant work in the entire ballet repertoire – for the Wiener Staatsopernballett. It was a performance that went down in the history of ballet. Just three years after Nureyev had absconded to the West, the young choreographer from the Soviet Union succeeded in giving a new and convincing interpretation to the Tchaikovsky ballet. His central idea was to elevate the leading male role, putting it on a par with the role of the ballerina. Performed over 200 times at the Opera House on the Ring and in guest performances by the year 2009, Manuel Legris is now bringing Nureyev’s Vienna Swan Lake back to the stage fifty years after it was created. Luisa Spinatelli is responsible for the stage design of
a new production inspired by the fantastic world of the Bavarian King Ludwig II. (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)
- via Internet:,
- 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

  • 12 - 186 €

Current Dates

  • Fri. 12 May 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 May 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 May 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 May 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 May 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 May 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 29 May 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 01 Jun 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Jun 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Jun 2017, 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates


  • Mon. 12 Jun 2017, 7 p.m.