The Vienna State Opera is the epitome of Austrian musical tradition and as a result the symbol for this relatively small, although disproportionately culturally present nation. Approximately 50 operas and 20 ballets are offered in the repertoire every season, which runs from 1 September to 30 June. It is not, however, the number which is important (although it is not equalled by any other opera house in the world) rather the variety offered by this House and all at the highest levels of artistry. An artistic corner stone of the house is the permanently engaged ensemble of singers, always complemented by international guest singers. A great number of world stars have come from among the members of the Vienna State Opera ensemble. Arthaus Musik proudly presents three outstanding opera performances of the Vienna State Opera, including star singers as Leo Nucci, Thomas Hampson, Elina Garanca and many others. Massenet’s “Werther”, Verdi’s “Nabucco” and his masterpiece “Simon Boccanegra”. A must for opera lovers and the art of opera performed in the heart of Europe.