Opera House Graz - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Graz Opera. Panorama showing the outside and surroundings of the opera house on Operenring in Graz, next to Kiaser Josef Platz.
Opera House Graz - FURTHER INFORMATION
Opera House Graz - Graz visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Opera House Graz' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Styria.
The first Opera House in Graz was a converted stable and opened in 1736. The first, purpose-built opera house opened in1864 with a capacity for almost 2,000. The current Grazer Opera was built in 1899, designed by Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer with fine red and gold decorations and Rococo (Late Baroque) styling. It has 1,200 seats and 40 individually styled boxes.
The Grazer Opera opened with Schiller's 'Wilhelm Tell' on 16 September 1899, followed shortly thereafter by 'Lohengrin' by Wagner. Since then the opera house has become a focus for music and opera in southern Austria and continues provide a full and varied programme of opera, dance, ballet, theatre and concerts.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Kaiser Josef Platz/Oper (30, 31, 39, 60, 63, 77, 89, 400, 420, N1, N2, N7)
Tram: Kaiser Josef Platz/Oper (1, 7, 12)