7+ - Young - Opernhaus Zürich

O Schreck - ein Schwein!

Petrushka is a puppet of the Russian puppet theater - a funny guy with a long nose and a red hat who always comes up with naughty pranks and experiences countless adventures. This week, the participants will get to know fun and sad Petrushka episodes and by dancing doing puppet shows they’ll create their own stories with the characters.

10 until 14 Oct 2016; always 9 pm to 4 pm
CHF 120

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O Schreck - ein Schwein!

Who doesn’t long for a place where there is no sorrow. We wish for friends who accompany us and take on dangerous adventures. In the second week of the holidays we meet Dorothy, her dog Toto and their friends; the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion. We will find out what makes a good friend and will learn about the magic of theater. Enchanting music will of course not be missing!

17 to 21 Oct 2016; always 9pm till 4pm
CHF 120

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Discovering ballets

FOR 7- TO 12-YEAR-OLDSAs an introduction to performances, we offer children workshop afternoons devoted to four different ballet evenings. The children playfully explore the work and choreographies of the respective evening. They will dance selected scenes from the works and thus learn a great deal about the pieces they are about to see. Dancers of the Zurich Junior Ballet will teach the children a short excerpt of the choreography.

8 Apr 2O17  QUINTETT
24 Jun 2O17  CORPUS

14.3O Uhr,
Duration: 2.5 hours
Ballettsaal A
Meeting point: Billettkasse 

Tickets: CHF 2O

Please buy your tickets at the box office: +41(0)44 268 66 66


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Ballette entdecken 16/17

  1. Ballette entdecken Petruschka/Sacre

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    19.11.2016 - 14:30
  2. Ballette entdecken Schwanensee

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    18.03.2017 - 14:30
  3. Ballette entdecken Quintett

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    08.04.2017 - 14:30
  4. Ballette entdecken Corpus

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    24.06.2017 - 14:30

Discovering works


In this workshop, we prepare the children to attend a performance of our great family opera, The Wizard of Oz. Participants will familiarise themselves with the story, characters and music.

19, 2O, 23, 26, 27 Nov 2O16
Duration: 3 Stunden
Meeting point: Billettkasse


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Stücke entdecken 16/17

  1. Stücke entdecken Der Zauberer von Oz

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    19.11.2016 - 14:30
  2. Stücke entdecken Der Zauberer von Oz

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    20.11.2016 - 14:30
  3. Stücke entdecken Der Zauberer von Oz

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    23.11.2016 - 14:30
  4. Stücke entdecken Der Zauberer von Oz

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    26.11.2016 - 14:30
  5. Stücke entdecken Der Zauberer von Oz

    For 7- to 12-Year-olds
    27.11.2016 - 14:30


Zurich Opera House aims to kindle young people’s enthusiasm for opera and ballet. Our offers are directed at all age groups ranging from children of pre-school and primary school age to young adults, and make these art forms and selected works accessible, appropriately to these age groups. We take our guests on themed tours behind the scenes at the Opera House and provide insights into the way we work and our artistic processes. At thematically structured workshops with an immediate relevance to practical implementation, we intensify these impressions and make work at the theatre come alive. We intend to raise awareness of the quality of art and stimulate children and young people to discover their own creativity. We seek a dialogue with young audiences and give them the opportunity to engage with art in an active way.

Contac us via e-mail: musiktheaterpaedagogik[at]opernhaus.ch 

Roger Lämmli, Head of Education Programmes and Opera Education

Bettina Holzhausen, Education Programme Ballet

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