New season - new directorship - new, fresh wind. With Lotte de Beer, an opera director will take over the distinctive opera house on Vienna's Gürtel starting in the fall of 2022; she will also be the first woman at the helm of the Vienna Volksoper. The position of music director will be taken over by the renowned Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber. With a lot of energy, innovative ideas, team spirit and sparkling verve, Lotte de Beer, who comes from the Netherlands, wants to lead the Volksoper into a new era. On a tour of the various departments, she leads us through the house: from the cellar to the lacing room, from the elaborate, partly digital stage technology to the costume workshops, from the orchestra pit to the operations office and the canteen. In the process, she provides rare insights into rehearsal work, the backstage area and the development and creation of exciting stage productions.