Hello. I'll be visiting Vienna in April. It'll be my first time in Austria (although I've been to Germany multiple times). I love opera and actually planned my trip around various performances that I want to see. I want to preorder tickets in January and was wondering what the preorder process was like.
Also, I did some casual research on seating at the opera house, and it sounds like there are a lot of bad seats--people said that orchestra level seating wasn't good (hard to see) and that the back rows of the boxes were bad for both vision and sound. It sounds like the seats in the Mittelloge are the worst value for your money, and I wouldn't want to get nosebleed seats. (I'm seeing 4 operas; I'm willing to pay top level prices, but I wouldn't necessarily want to do that for all the operas.) Right now, I'm thinking that I should go for the first row of the boxes/the first few rows of the Balkon but was hoping to hear from people who have actually been in the opera house. Thanks!