Wiener Staatsoper


Direction: David McVicar

Premiere: 24. 2. 2018

It is a work charged with jealousy and intrigue, with struggles and betrayal: Ariodante,
Handel’s first work for the then brand new Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. At that
time, the composer was faced with fierce competition, was financially stricken and
on the rocks. However, he plucked up his courage while taking the waters and wrote
the opera, basing it on Ariosto’s epic poem Orlando furioso. And he composed varied,
colourful music, including the intimate aria “Scherza infida”, which is considered
one of the special highlights of Handel’s oeuvre to this day. Ariodante has never
been heard at the Wiener Staatsoper – but is now the second opera by the composer
in the house’s repertoire, alongside Alcina

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

  • Sat. 24 Feb 2018, 5:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Feb 2018, 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 01 Mar 2018
  • Sun. 04 Mar 2018
  • Thu. 08 Mar 2018