The Volksoper is Vienna’s second largest opera house, offering a variety of stage performances with 300 performances per season. In addition to operas, classical musicals, contemporary dance and concerts, the operetta takes center stage. Today’s Volksoper Wien was opened in 1898 as the “Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater” and was initially run as a speech stage. In 1903, operas and singing games were included in the program. For selected operettas and musicals, English surtitles today bring non-German-speaking visitors closer to the action of the pieces.
Source: Wien Tourism