O Schreck - ein Schwein!

Tierische Geschichten for 7- to 12-year-olds

The Opera House will again be offering a week-long autumn holiday programme this season as part of the COOL-TUR series, which this time will be conducted in cooperation with the Literaturhaus Zürich.

We shall invent beastly stories, set them to atmospheric music and present our fairy tales – narrating, playing and making music – on stage in front of guests. An author, a composer and musician as well as musical theatre teachers will be on hand to help the children.


Von Schafen und Schwänen

Tierische Geschichten for 7- to 12-year-olds

The Opera House will again be offering a week-long autumn holiday programme this season as part of the COOL-TUR series, which this time will be conducted in cooperation with the Literaturhaus Zürich.

«Mein Name sei Schwan!» sagt das Schaf. Bist du lieber Schwan oder Schaf oder doch viel lieber Wolf oder Eisbär? Chimären, Mondhasen und alle weissen Tiere spielen hier die Hauptrolle! Zuerst lassen wir uns von Experten in das Geheimnis des Schaf- resp. Schwanseins auf der Bühne einweihen und erkunden dann als Schwarm, Rudel oder Herdentier den Park, die Brache, das Kostümlager des Opernhauses und den Ballettsaal. Spielend und tanzend werden wir nicht nur Geschichten von Schafen und Schwänen erzählen, sondern auch ganz eigene Geschichten entwickeln.

Dieses Herbstferienangebot im Rahmen von COOL-TUR an wird in Kooperation mit dem Theater im GZ Buchegg durchgeführt.

Leitung: Sinje Homann, Bettina Holzhausen


05. Oktober bis 09. Oktober, Mo/Di/Mi/Do/Fr, jeweils 09.30-16:00 Uhr

Für Kinder von 7 bis 10 Jahren

Preis: Fr. 120.−


Tickets: http://kulturvermittlung-zh.ch/von-schafen-und-schwanen/



Ballette entdecken

For 7- to 12-year-olds

In order to get children in the mood for a performance, we offer them afternoon workshops on three different ballets. The children playfully explore the story and choreography of the work in question. They take on different roles and act and dance important scenes themselves. Dancers of Zurich Ballet perform a short excerpt of the ballet and answer the children’s questions in a brief discussion.

2.30pm, 2.5 hous
Ballettsaal A

Tickets: CHF 2O


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


  1. Ballette entdecken

    21.11.2015 - 14:30
  2. Ballette entdecken

    19.03.2016 - 14:30
  3. Ballette entdecken

    18.06.2016 - 14:30

Discovering works

For 7- to 12-year-olds

Das verzauberte Schwein!
In this three-hour workshop, the participants will have a great deal of animal fun with and about our family opera, Das verzauberte Schwein. The children playfully transform themselves into a wide variety of figures in the fairy tale and familiarise themselves with the story in order to understand, for example, what is the meaning of the mysterious book of destiny that the three princesses Mab, Dot and Flora open against their father’s orders. In the book, Flora discovers that she will not marry a handsome prince, but a pig. When she soon realises that the pig is an enchanted prince, she wants to march to the end of the world in her iron shoes in order to save him. We accompany Princess Flora on her eventful journey and help her to master the challenges that she encounters on her path to happiness, and listen to the music, which makes us want to sing along. After this workshop, the children are very well prepared to attend the performance of Das verzauberte Schwein.

Price CHF 20
Duration 3 hours

Pleas buy tickets at the box office

Studiobühne | Meetingpoint: Billettkasse Opernhaus Zürich

Roger Lämmli, Sabine Appenzeller, Directors
Singers and  musicians of the Opera House Zürich


  1. Stücke Entdecken

    07.11.2015 - 14:30
  2. Stücke Entdecken

    08.11.2015 - 14:30
  3. Stücke Entdecken

    11.11.2015 - 14:30
  4. Stücke Entdecken

    14.11.2015 - 14:30
  5. Stücke Entdecken

    15.11.2015 - 14:30
  6. Stücke Entdecken

    18.11.2015 - 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

Brigitte Grüninger, Assistant

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