The trailer of the opera by Jules Massenet

Premiere 07 Apr 2019
10, 13, 18, 22, 26 Apr; 04, 12, 15 May 2019


Nibble, nibble, gnaw

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


Song recital

Rolando Villazón

The Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón is an artist with many facets. In the near future he will not only be heard as Pelléas at the Berlin Staatsoper and with numerous recitals, but will also stage Rameau's Platée at the Semperoper Dresden. At the Opernhaus Zürich, where he was celebrated as Alfredo (La traviata) and Alessandro (Il re pastore) among others, he can be experienced on the 1st of May with a beautiful song recital. Together with the pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson he will interpret «Folk Songs from the New and the Old World» by de Falla, Mompou, Obradors and others.

01 May 2019



3rd La Scintilla-Concert

In the upcoming weeks soprano Julie Fuchs will be heard not only as Fiorilla in the new production of Rossini's Il turco in Italia, but also in a concert with arias and duets by Georg Friedrich Händel on 13 May. Anyone who remembers Julie Fuchs' interpretation of the Morgana in Händel's Alcina knows that this should not be missed: «A slender timbre rich in overtones combines with flawless agility, careful handling of the vibrato and a lot of sense for the imaginative ornamentation of the dacapo parts - here the historical performance practice is also realized in the vowels,» was written about Julie Fuchs in the NZZ. The Italian alto and baroque specialist Romina Basso can be heard as a duet partner. On the programme are some unknown and even unpublished arias by Händel, among others from Ezio, Lotario and Il duello amoroso. The Orchestra La Scintilla under the direction of Riccardo Minasi will perform.

13 May 2019

The Life of a Pointe Shoe

Chairs, Stools, and other Seats


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 21 April, Il bravo, the operatic discovery at the Wexford Festival, will be broadcast. +++