The conservatory is in fact the Vienna People's Opera, also called Volksoper Wien. In the film, the words "Ľudové konzervatorium" can be read on the building. This means People's Conservatory and is almost the same as the original German name. The Volksoper gives about three hundred performances during each annual season. The building is located in the ninth district of Vienna, called Alsergrund, approximately 15 minutes from the Vienna city center by tram. The red trams seen in the film still pass the Volksoper.
"Koskov will leave the concert at the interval"
-Saunders to Bond-
The opera house was constructed during the last years of the 19th century and began with opera performances in the early 1900's. The first Viennese performance of Tosca was given at the Volksoper in 1907. The building itself and the surroundings have changed very little since the film, apart from the tree in front of the entrance, which has grown substantially since 1987.
|Ľudové konzervatorium - The People's Conservatory|
"Sniper! Two floors up, center window."
-Bond to Saunders-
The surroundings of the Volksoper will be covered later.