Ballett

Martin Schläpfer, George Balanchine, Marco Goecke

Im siebten

Himmel

Friday 24. May 2024 19:00 – 21:45 2 Breaks Main Stage
Werkeinführung
30 Minuten vor der Vorstellung
im Gustav Mahler-Saal
Area 1 165,00 €
Area 1

165,00 €

Area 2 125,00 €
Area 2

125,00 €

Area 3 105,00 €
Area 3

105,00 €

Area 4 77,00 €
Area 4

77,00 €

Area 5 60,00 €
Area 5

60,00 €

Area 6 39,00 €
Area 6

39,00 €

Area 7 25,00 €
Area 7

25,00 €

Area 8 12,00 €
Area 8

12,00 €

Area 9 12,00 €
Area 9

12,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in:
Abo 5

Ticket information

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

15. September 2023: DAPHNE
13. October 2023: IL TRITTICO
01. December 2023: DON PASQUALE
24. May 2024: IM SIEBTEN HIMMEL
21. June 2024: FALSTAFF


Cast at
24. May 2024

Symphony in C

III. Satz

Davide Dato

Symphony in C

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Georges Bizet

Choreographie

George Balanchine

Einrichtung und Adaptierung der Kostüme

Stephanie Bäuerle

Licht

nach Perry Silvey

Symphony in C

Einstudierung

Patricia Neary

Marsch, Walzer, Polka

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Musik

Johann Strauß (Vater)

Musik

Josef Strauß

Choreographie

Martin Schläpfer

Marsch, Walzer, Polka

Bühne und Kostüme

Susanne Bisovsky

Einstudierung

Julie Thirault

Fly Paper Bird

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Gustav Mahler

Choreographie

Marco Goecke

Bühne und Kostüme

Thomas Mika

Fly Paper Bird

Dramaturgie

Nadja Kadel

3 more dates

Im siebten Himmel

Cast at Tuesday 21. May 2024

Symphony in C

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Georges Bizet

Choreographie

George Balanchine

Einrichtung und Adaptierung der Kostüme

Stephanie Bäuerle

Licht

nach Perry Silvey

Einstudierung

Patricia Neary

Marsch, Walzer, Polka

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Musik

Johann Strauß (Vater)

Musik

Josef Strauß

Choreographie

Martin Schläpfer

Bühne und Kostüme

Susanne Bisovsky

Einstudierung

Julie Thirault

Fly Paper Bird

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Gustav Mahler

Choreographie

Marco Goecke

Bühne und Kostüme

Thomas Mika

Dramaturgie

Nadja Kadel
Area 1 165,00 €
Area 1

165,00 €

Area 2 125,00 €
Area 2

125,00 €

Area 3 105,00 €
Area 3

105,00 €

Area 4 77,00 €
Area 4

77,00 €

Area 5 60,00 €
Area 5

60,00 €

Area 6 39,00 €
Area 6

39,00 €

Area 7 25,00 €
Area 7

25,00 €

Area 8 12,00 €
Area 8

12,00 €

Area 9 12,00 €
Area 9

12,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Abo 2
Abo 2

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

14. November 2023: LE GRAND MACABRE
20. February 2024: IL TRITTICO
02. April 2024: RUSALKA
21. May 2024: IM SIEBTEN HIMMEL
18. June 2024: NABUCCO

Im siebten Himmel

Cast at Friday 31. May 2024

Symphony in C

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Georges Bizet

Choreographie

George Balanchine

Einrichtung und Adaptierung der Kostüme

Stephanie Bäuerle

Licht

nach Perry Silvey

Einstudierung

Patricia Neary

Marsch, Walzer, Polka

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Musik

Johann Strauß (Vater)

Musik

Josef Strauß

Choreographie

Martin Schläpfer

Bühne und Kostüme

Susanne Bisovsky

Einstudierung

Julie Thirault

Fly Paper Bird

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Gustav Mahler

Choreographie

Marco Goecke

Bühne und Kostüme

Thomas Mika

Dramaturgie

Nadja Kadel
Area 1 165,00 €
Area 1

165,00 €

Area 2 125,00 €
Area 2

125,00 €

Area 3 105,00 €
Area 3

105,00 €

Area 4 77,00 €
Area 4

77,00 €

Area 5 60,00 €
Area 5

60,00 €

Area 6 39,00 €
Area 6

39,00 €

Area 7 25,00 €
Area 7

25,00 €

Area 8 12,00 €
Area 8

12,00 €

Area 9 12,00 €
Area 9

12,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Abo 6
Abo 6

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

17. November 2023: LE GRAND MACABRE
12. January 2024: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
22. March 2024: LA CENERENTOLA
31. May 2024: IM SIEBTEN HIMMEL
28. June 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Im siebten Himmel

Cast at Monday 3. June 2024

Symphony in C

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Georges Bizet

Choreographie

George Balanchine

Einrichtung und Adaptierung der Kostüme

Stephanie Bäuerle

Licht

nach Perry Silvey

Einstudierung

Patricia Neary

Marsch, Walzer, Polka

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Musik

Johann Strauß (Vater)

Musik

Josef Strauß

Choreographie

Martin Schläpfer

Bühne und Kostüme

Susanne Bisovsky

Einstudierung

Julie Thirault

Fly Paper Bird

Musikalische Leitung

Fayçal Karoui

Musik

Gustav Mahler

Choreographie

Marco Goecke

Bühne und Kostüme

Thomas Mika

Dramaturgie

Nadja Kadel
Area 1 165,00 €
Area 1

165,00 €

Area 2 125,00 €
Area 2

125,00 €

Area 3 105,00 €
Area 3

105,00 €

Area 4 77,00 €
Area 4

77,00 €

Area 5 60,00 €
Area 5

60,00 €

Area 6 39,00 €
Area 6

39,00 €

Area 7 25,00 €
Area 7

25,00 €

Area 8 12,00 €
Area 8

12,00 €

Area 9 12,00 €
Area 9

12,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Abo 15
Abo 15

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

18. December 2023: DIE ENTFÜHRUNG IM SERAIL
15.January 2024: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
19. February 2024: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
13. May 2024: OTELLO
03. June 2024: IM SIEBTEN HIMMEL 

About the Production

Short Summary

Dance universes that take you to seventh heaven, but also get under your skin: 

Martin Schläpfer’s ravishing homage to waltz dreams and dance ecstasy Marsch, Walzer, Polka and George Balanchine’s pure ballet Symphony in C full of enchanting virtuosity and brilliance frame the dystopian world of Fly Paper Bird created by Marco Goecke.

Marsch, Walzer, Polka 35 MIN.
Intermission 25 MIN.
Fly Paper Bird 27 MIN.
Intermission 25 MIN.
Symphony in C 35 MIN.

A dancer fills the room with desire. This is a solo of flowing release, unfolding over the gentle waves of sound with which the famous Blue Danube begins, before the waltz starts spinning, repeatedly drawing strength from those nerve-tingling hesitations that are so typical of a music that more than any other represents everything one associates with “Vienna”. Other dancers join in, using the suspension of the metric heartbeat to discover the potential for a tango and the pointe shoe as a dangerous weapon or throwing themselves into the ecstasy of waltz, only to thwart it immediately afterwards with a highly focused physical tension. One dancer loses her nerve, another finds his knees trembling instead of standing stiffly to attention in front of an imaginary General. Martin Schläpfer opens his premiere for the State Opera with a new version of his 2006 ballet Marsch, Walzer, Polka: with the Neue Pizzicato Polka op. 449 he has integrated an additional number into the cycle of famous Strauss dances, and he has also given the choreography a new design, for which he has been able to win Susanne Bisovsky as a partner: an artist whose experimental, “Tracht”-inspired works probe the boundaries between traditional and the avantgarde in a most congenial manner.

Gustav Mahler was “in seventh heaven” while he was working on his 5th Symphony. It had been revealed to him by his great love and future wife Alma Schindler, to whom he also dedicated the Adagietto that has now inspired Marco Goecke to create his new piece Fly Paper Bird for the Vienna State Ballet. The artist, a resident choreographer first with Stuttgart Ballet, and then also with Nederlands Dans Theater, Gauthier Dance and former Director of the Hanover State Ballet, is regarded as one of the leading contemporary choreographers. Many of his pieces literally get under one’s skin – characterised by the fluttering, trembling, wrenching and vibrating that is so typical of his style of movement, breaking out of the body from deep inside, as if placing it under a high voltage current.

With George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, a gorgeous homage to classical ballet completes the programme. The work first created in 1947 for the Ballet de L’Opéra in Paris under the title Le Palais de Cristal is a beautiful evocation of the spirit of the White Acts of the St. Petersburg School and transposes the graded ranks of the Paris ensemble on to the architectural structure: a skillful interplay of soli, pas de deux and large groups culminating in a splendid finale entirely drawn from Georges Bizet’s youth symphony.

George Balanchine’s Symphony in C is performed with the permission of © The School of American Ballet.

Impressions of the Choreographies

© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsoper
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor

FAQ

Tickets for our standing room can be purchased online or at the Bundestheater box office from 10 am on the day of the performance. BundestheaterCard holders can book standing room tickets online the day before the performance.

In addition, a fixed contingent of standing room tickets is available for regular evening performances from 80 minutes before the start of the performance at our standing room box office (Operngasse entrance).

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At each seat, subtitles in different languages can be switched on or off via a separate subtitle screen. In addition to the original language of the opera, you can choose from up to eight languages: German, English, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin).

In the event of a change of performance, you can of course return or exchange your tickets.

As changes to the cast cannot be ruled out due to illnesses or other hindrances of artists, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price or exchange in this case.

Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged if you are not admitted to the auditorium due to being late (even after the interval).

About Your Visit

Cloakroom

The cloakrooms are located next the the entrances at the Operngasse. You can find additional cloakrooms on the left and right side of the balcony and the gallery and in the boxes. All cloakrooms are free of charge.

Be on Time

We ask you to be on time when attending the performances.
Entry to the auditorium is not allowed after the performance has started. This also applied after the break.

Food and Drink

Our gastronomy opens at the same time entry is permitted. You can enjoy some snacks and drinks before the performance starts or you can book a table for the break.

Practical Information

You can find more practical information regarding your visit (e.g. Dresscode, barrier-free-access, …) here.

 

Discounts, Subscriptions, Cycles

Discounts

The Vienna State Opera offers the following discounts:

  • Under 27
  • Children- & Youth-Tickets
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  • Ballett-Bonus
  • Ö1-Club
  • Culture Pass »Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur«
  • Disability ID
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