The New Opera House

An opera house returns to opera

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And it is not just any theatre, but the one that Emanuel Schikaneder, the all-round genius, actor, impresario with a flair for organization but above all librettist of The Magic Flute, had built in 1801 in Vienna in keeping with the spirit of Mozart.

To coincide with the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth the Theater an der Wien presents itself as a new opera house from January 2006. As a “stagione” opera house with productions all the year round the Theater an der Wien carves a new and independent niche in the realm of high-quality culture in Vienna. For twelve months of the year, with one premiere every month, opera will be performed under the “stagione”, or season, system: that means the cast remains unchanged from the first performance to the last one, which guarantees that the very highest international standards are maintained.

The theatre’s modern, accessible approach to music theatre as demonstrated by the works performed, the overall artistic concept Bespielung and the artistes is further underlined by the building itself, its architecture and the vibrancy of its location. The surroundings and materials, the intimate atmosphere and perfect acoustics in the historical theatre prepare the senses to experience beauty. The Theater an der Wien deliberately enters into a symbiotic relationship with its lively surroundings on the Naschmarkt street market and the young cultural scene centred in the Schleifmühl quarter.

Technische Daten

Portalbreite 11,50m
Portalbeleuchterbrücke max. Höhe 7,80m
Durchmesser der Drehbühne 17,41m
Bühnenbreite 19,90m
Hinterbühnentiefe 12,50m
4 Hubpodien 3,00m x 11,50m
Hubpodienüberhebung +1,00m
Hubpodienversenkung – 4,50m
Maximale Belastung je Hubpodium beim Fahren 4.000kg
2 Bühnenwagen 3,00m x 11,50m
Orchesterpodium Bühnenseite 0,00m bis –2,00m
Orchesterpodium Zuschauerraumseite –1,00m bis –2,00m
Abstellhöhe Hinterbühne +9,00m
Durchfahrt Hinterbühne (HxB) +7,90m x 11,80m
Durchfahrt Unterbühne (HxB) +3,60m x 11,80m
Kranbahn in der Mitte der Hinterbühne: 2 Kettenzüge je 1.000kg
Belastung des Bühnenbodens: 500kg/m2 statisch