Production: Christian Räth
Shortly after the world première in Florence in 1847, Verdi declared that he liked Macbeth better than any other opera. And what is more: “I believe that this opera can give our music a new direction”. A new direction? In Macbeth, the first Shakespeare drama which Verdi had set to music, the composer did indeed break new musical ground, daring to carry out the stylistic experiment that gives this work its unique position to this day. For
instance, Verdi did not envisage a traditional cantabile for Lady Macbeth, but an intensity of expression designed to vividly express her unscrupulous striving for power and her insanity.
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start 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: www.staatsoper.at, www.culturall.com
- for credit card holders: Tel: +43 1 513 1 513, Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 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.
- Thu. 08 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Sun. 11 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Wed. 14 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.
- Sat. 17 Dec 2016, 7 p.m.