Going to the Opera

Katherine (Nina) Jones
April 30, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I went to see an opera at the Vienna State Opera House, which I walk by every day on my way to school.

You can wait in line for standing room tickets for about 4 Euros, but we decided to splurge for 11 Euro seats with a “partially obstructed view.”

I saw “Madame Butterfly” and it was all in German, but there were little plaques with subtitles in front of the seats.

I wasn’t really supposed to take pictures inside, so I apologize for the quality of my photos.

Inside the theater!

View from my partially obstructed seat.


I am very glad that I went to see “Madame Butterfly,” even though I am not sure I am an opera person. It was very cool to be able to go and see something in such a beautiful and famous venue, and the performers were amazing. This was surely one of the most “Vienna” experiences I have had so far.

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Katherine (Nina) Jones

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Nina Jones is a junior at George Washington University studying International Affairs and History. In the future, she intends to pursue a career in either law or research. In addition to her interest in travel, Nina likes to read, play tennis, and listen to music. While in Vienna, Nina looks forward to taking advantage of the history, art, food, and language. She cannot wait to immerse herself in everything Vienna has to offer.</span></p>

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