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The trailer of the ballet by Marco Goecke

Premiere 09 Mar 2019
10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019


Song recital

Angelika Kirchschlager

After her celebrated role debut as pie baker Mrs. Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd in December 2018, Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager returns this season again to Zurich Opera House with a song recital. Together with Julius Drake at the piano she will present a selection of songs by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

01 Apr 2019


Nibble, nibble, gnaw

Based on the famous fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm, Engelbert Humperdinck created an opera for children and adults equally.


Vivaldi / Verdi

5th Philharmonic / 2nd La Scintilla Concert

The Four Seasons are undoubtedly Antonio Vivaldi's most famous work. Thanks to countless interpretations and recordings, these four Violin Concertos from 1725 enjoy great popularity far beyond the borders of the concert hall. Each concert captures the mood of a season in a captivatingly memorable way - from the cheerful spring awakening to the oppressive summer heat to the joys of autumn hunting in colourful forests and the icy frost of winter, the range of associations extends. The Italian violinist and conductor Riccardo Minasi brings the four concerts to life with the Orchestra La Scintilla and combines them with another seasonal composition written 130 years later: for the Paris performance of his opera Les vêpres siciliennes, Giuseppe Verdi composed ballet music also dedicated to the four seasons. This romantic orchestral work is also performed by the Orchestra La Scintilla using the instruments of that era.

14 Apr 2019



The trailer of the ballet by Patrice Bart

Revival 11 Apr 2019
12, 14 Apr; 03, 11, 16, 17, 30 May 2019



Intendant Andreas Homoki and Ballet director Christian Spuck extend their contract until 2025, Gianandrea Noseda becomes the new General Music Director from the 2021/22 season. +++ 22 opera houses, 14 countries, one new opera season for Europe. The European culture channel ARTE Concert presents outstanding productions, great classics, exciting novelties and rediscoveries of the most important opera stages in Europe on its new digital ARTE Opera Season.  From 16 March, Hippolyte et Aricie will be broadcast from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. +++ Stephan Genz takes over the role of Wolfram von Eschenbach in the revival of Tannhäuser instead of Andrei Bondarenko. +++ In the revival of Le nozze di Figaro, John Chest will sing the part of Il Conte di Almaviva instead of Audun Iversen. +++ In the revival of Norma Thobela Ntshanyana takes over the role of Flavio instead of Iain Milne. +++