Dominique Meyer
Andreas Láng, Oliver Láng
Lois Lammerhuber, Michael Pöhn
24 x 32 cm, 288 pages, 152 photos
English, German, French 
ISBN 978-3-903101-51-7
February 2018


Repertory is a collection of works or existing productions which are part of the programme of a (music) theatre and can be fallen back on at any time. Depending on the policy of the management and the technical and artistic capabilities of the theatre a repertory theatre offers a succession and combination of different productions within a season without having to release them every time as new premières. This results in a mixture of older and newer productions which are kept at the best possible level thanks to regular rehearsals.

The Wiener Staatsoper cultivates the largest repertory in the world: Every year, the programme includes some 60 operas and ballets. It is the only opera house which is able to offer such exemplary quality and diverse variety of works and styles: from baroque opera to contemporary music theatre, from Wagner to Verdi, from Mozart to Strauss, from classical productions to progressive perspectives. Thus a season of the House on the Ring is always a sort of journey through the history of music, performed by the best artists in the world: from Anna Netrebko to Elīna Garanča, and from Jonas Kaufmann to Plácido Domingo. They are accompanied by the most renowned opera orchestra of the world – the orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper directed by legendary conductors such as Christian Thielemann or Semjon Bytschkow.

From 1968 to date: As the productions of the Wiener Staatsoper are usually staged over a longer period of time, there is a mixture of older and more recent productions which are kept at the best possible level thanks to regular rehearsals. As a result, the opera-goers have the opportunity to experience styles of different eras and directors, sometimes even in quick succession.


Andreas Láng

A concert pianist and musicologist by training, Andreas Láng started to work in the press office of the Vienna State Opera in 2000. In 2002 he moved into the dramaturg department.

Dominique Meyer

became Director of the Vienna State Opera on 1 September 2010. He had worked in the cabinet of Minister of Cultural Affairs, Jack Lang, before being appointed, in 1989, as Director General of the Paris Opera, which includes Palais Garnier and Opéra Bastille. From 1994 to 1999 he was Director General of Opera Lausanne, from September 1999 until the end of the 2009/2010 season he worked as general manager and Artistic Director of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.

Oliver Láng

Studied the violin and musicology, worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has written numerous articles for journals and newspapers. He became a dramaturg at the Vienna State Opera in 2007.