Weekly Photo Challenge: Room at Vienna State Opera

Loge Staatsoper Wien / box at Vienna State Opera

Loge Staatsoper Wien / box at Vienna State Opera

I like sitting in a box when I go to the opera or the theatre. Getting a tiny seat in the first row,  keeping my binoculars in front of me so that I can grab them any time I feel I need to see more or better, leaning on the railing and forgetting the world around me while singers, actors and the orchestra perform  – heaven!

Wenn ich in die Oper oder in’s Theater gehe, buche ich gern einen Logenplatz. Auf einem der kleinen Stühle in der ersten Reihe zu sitzen, meine Opernglas in greifbarer Nähe, so dass ich es jederzeit zücken kann, wenn ich etwas – besser – erkennen möchte, mich auf die Brüstung zu lehnen und die Welt um mich herum zu vergessen, wenn Sänger, Schauspieler und das Orchester in ihrer Berufung aufgehen – himmlisch!

Staatsoper Wien / Vienna State Opera

Staatsoper Wien – Logen auf 3 Etagen / Vienna State Opera – boxes on 3 levels

Vienna State Opera / Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna State Opera / Wiener Staatsoper

Erwin Schrott & Rojotango Ensemble

Erwin Schrott & Rojotango Ensemble after the concert – Vienna State Opera

Erwin Schrott‘s concert with his Rojotango company earlier this year was sweeping and the view from my box spectacular!

Erwin Schrotts Solistenkonzert, das er zusammen mit seinem Rojotango Ensemble gab, war mitreissend, die Aussicht von meinem Logenplatz eindrucksvoll!

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        🙂        Have a sunny and HAPPY weekend!      🙂        

      🙂       Ein sonniges und SCHÖNES Wochenende!        🙂

other blogs – other ROOMs here

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22 Comments
  • seeker
    Juni 6, 2014

    I love opera halls. Awesome.

    • happyface313
      Juni 6, 2014

      Thanks, I do too! And I love the huge chandeliers – here they are unbelievably pretty! 🙂

  • Petra Kirschblüte
    Juni 6, 2014

    Oh schön! Ich war leider noch nie in der Staatsoper, eigentlich eine Schande als Wienerin ^^

    • happyface313
      Juni 7, 2014

      Wenn Du erst einmal da warst, dann wirst Du immer wieder hingehen wollen. Es ist beeindruckend. Und es gibt immer wieder sehr gute, bezahlbare Karten. Ich schau immer direkt im Internet – Du kannst im Raumplan auf jeden Platz klicken, das macht es recht einfach.
      Schöne Pfingsten und herzliche Grüße 🙂

  • Ben Huberman
    Juni 7, 2014

    I totally agree with you about boxes/loges; one other big advantage they have: you can move your chair! 🙂

  • M-R
    Juni 7, 2014

    We so wanted to go to something there when we were in Vienna, but there were no operas being performed, alas !

    • happyface313
      Juni 7, 2014

      Oh, what a shame!
      Should you ever come to Vienna again and want to go to the theatre or opera, contact me in advance and I’ll check for you and see if there’a anything on. Who knows…
      Have a very HAPPY weekend! 🙂

      • M-R
        Juni 7, 2014

        I’m happy to learn of such kindess, and would give a great deal were such ever to be possible again …

      • happyface313
        Juni 7, 2014

        🙂 You never know what life might bring…
        Happy weekend 🙂

  • Cardinal Guzman
    Juni 7, 2014

    I’be been to the opera, but I’ve never had a box. Must have been great!

    • happyface313
      Juni 8, 2014

      It is! It’s so different from sitting in the auditorium – it somehow feels a lot mor “private”. Don’t really know how to describe it! 🙂

  • viveka
    Juni 7, 2014

    Just love your taking on the subject, my favorite is top photo – a very special room …. I have only been in box twice – both times in London … but I felt a bit uncomfortable, so afraid of heights. Vienna the city built on music, so envy. Have a lovely weekend and I hope the sun is with you too.

    • happyface313
      Juni 8, 2014

      The sun has been amazing yesterday and today, which is why I haven’t been online 😉 xo

      • viveka
        Juni 9, 2014

        Good for you, real life and sunshine is more important than our online world. It will still be there when the rain comes, Have a lovely week.
        How did the job thing go ????

  • sustainabilitea
    Juni 7, 2014

    So grand! I didn’t see this when in Vienna in the 70’s, but I did get to the Spanish Riding School, which is also rather nice. I love the Lipizzaners, so it was a dream come true.

    janet

    • happyface313
      Juni 8, 2014

      Then you’ve seen more than I have. I haven’t actually been to the riding school, I only see them every now and then when I walk past their “home”, right across from the Spanish Riding School and they’re quite amazing to watch.
      HAPPY weekend, dear Janet! 🙂

      • sustainabilitea
        Juni 8, 2014

        Same to you. It’s lovely here this weekend and our older daughter and her boyfriend just left after spending the weekend with us.

      • happyface313
        Juni 8, 2014

        Same thing here – it’s been very hot, but after the long winter, it’s very enjoyable 😀

  • ladysarahinlondon
    Juni 8, 2014

    Lovely! It’s so hard to find opera or ballet tickets in London. Boxes are sold way in advance.

    • happyface313
      Juni 8, 2014

      Here it’s a bit different – it seems we are very lucky! – tickets can be purchased online and it shows the seating system, so one can pick just the place one wants to sit (if one is quick enough, of course). But I bet that certain concerts/operas don’t go into the public sales, they’re sold out in advance… 🙂

  • happyface313
    Juni 8, 2014

    HI Sherri, hope things are better for your daughter these days! No worries about slowing down – just the right thing to do when the body says so!!!
    A very HAPPY week to you, too 🙂

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