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.
This three-hour workshop aims to prepare participants for the attendance of an opera or ballet. Those taking part familiarise themselves with the content and the music, and learn that the topics also have something to do with their own experiences. They are then given the opportunity to get to know the figures of the work in question in a playful manner. In the rehearsal rooms of the Opera House they slip into costumes and roles, and improvise scenes selected from the works in question. They thus encounter employees of the Opera House and experience artistic processes at first hand.
Price CHF 20
Duration 3 hours
This offer is aimed at our youngest guests (4-9 years). Seated on cushions in a cosy atmosphere, they will get to know stories and figures from the world of opera, brought to life in music and gestures by a storyteller, singers or dancers.
Price children CHF 12 / adults CHF 20
Duration 1.5 hours
Supported by the Walter B. Kielholz Foundation
One focus of our youth work is on cooperating with schools in City and Canton of Zurich. School classes of all age groups have the opportunity to attend performances at Zurich Opera House and to take part in guided tours, workshops and intensive courses. Depending on their content, the events take place at the Opera House as well as in schoolhouses.
Our services range from compact introductory events in combination with performances to thematic guided tours during which, for example, secondary school pupils investigate a murder case at the Opera House, helping them get to know a work and the various theatrical professions, to semester projects in which pupils accompany an opera and ballet production from the conceptual phase to the première, and try out their own stage skills.
OUR SERVICES AIM TO
We provide teachers with educational folders to help them prepare for attendance at performances. Furthermore, we offer advanced training courses and regularly invite teachers to our Opera Lounge, where all teachers interested in the arts, opera and ballet can exchange their experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.
You will find detailed information on our services for schools
You can also subscribe to our newsletter for teachers, thus keeping yourself abreast of the latest offers at all times.
Contact for more information: roger.laemmli[at]opernhaus.ch
Gioachino Rossini and Ohrwurm Squillo take children on an exciting journey of sound through the Opera House. They follow sounds, solve riddles, explore and discover the Opera House with all the senses.
children CHF 5 / adults CHF 7
The dates will be published in the monthly program.