Posted by: danielfee | January 28, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 01-28-2013

State Opera House - Vienna, Austria

State Opera House – Vienna, Austria

The Vienna State Opera is both an opera house and opera company with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. The building was the first major building on the Vienna Ringstraße, the circular road surrounding the Innere Stadt district that was built to replace the city walls which had been built during the 13th century.  Work began on the building in 1861 and was completed in 1869. The opening premiere was Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on May 25, 1869. Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth were present.

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