The history of the Vienna State Opera

You're now on your way to the Vienna Philharmonic exhibition. The displays in this corridor provide detailed information about the history of the Vienna State Opera and its Directors. The historic archive of the Vienna Philharmonic has been located behind you on the right since 2000. To your left is the exhibition. From 1842 until 2000, the Vienna Philharmonic archives were housed in the Musikverein building.

Did you know that…

you had to have played in the Vienna State Opera orchestra for at least three years, before being able to submit an application to become a member of the "Vienna Philharmonic Association"?

Vienna State Opera