Wiener Staatsoper

Der Spieler

Direction Karoline Gruber

Premiere: 4. 10. 2017

Once again there was talk of a decline in the genre of opera, of feebleness, and apathy.
Then one person set about saving Russian music theatre: Sergei Prokofiev. Basing
his work on The Gambler, Dostoyevsky’s novel with autobiographical elements,
as if in a frenzy he wrote compelling music. Money and love, compulsive gambling,
and despair, rich grandmothers, and poor generals: Prokofiev outlined them all with
an analytical eye. This will now be performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, where, until
now, The Gambler has only been seen as guest performances. So for the first time
the opera house on the Ring is mounting a new production of this opera.

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

  • 17 - 273 €

Current Dates

  • Fri. 20 Oct 2017, 7:30 p.m.