Musical Advent Calendar

Christmas is coming soon.
The little Christmas village on the Sechseläutenplatz in front of the Opera House invites you to stroll around and taste delicious mulled wine.

In the foyer of the opera house you can also look forward to our Musical Advent Calendar. From the 1st to the 23rd of December daily concerts take place there at 5.30 pm. The entrance to the short 15 minutes concerts is free to make the Christmas season more beautiful. Musicians of the Philharmonia Zurich, as well as singers of the Opernhaus, the International Opera Studio and the Choir of the Zurich Opera House, have developed an impressive program. Come by, take a break for a while in the Christmas bustle and let the day end in a musical way. The short concert programs are posted each day itself on our Facebook page and here.

Also for children from 5 years it is a great opportunity to get a first taste of classical music and to experience the whole spectrum.

In the foyer of the Zurich Opera House
1st to 23rd of December
Daily, 5.30pm (Doors open at 5.20pm)
Admission free

Supported by

Door 11

Wendsday, 11th December 2019

Johannes Brahms: Klarinettentrio a-Moll op. 114
( 1. Allegro, 3. Andantino grazioso, 4. Allegro)

Maria del Mar Rabago (Clarinet)
Noémie Akamatsu (Cello)
Polina Charnetskaia (Piano)

Door 10

Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Johann Sebastian Bach: Arie "Bereite dich Zion" aus dem Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248
Bernadeta Sonnleitner (Alto), Raphael Gordillo Maza (Piano)

Gustav Nordquist: Jul, jul, strålande jul
Thomas Pütz (Tenor), Kristof Dohms (Bass), Robert Weybora (Bass), Timm de Jong (Bass)

Rolando Garza/Joaquín Nin: «Ha nacido un niño»
Francisca Montiel (Soprano), Raphael Gordillo Maza (Piano)

Barbershop Harmony Society: Christmas Medley
Joel Beal/Jim Boothe: Jingle Bells Rock
Gregory Finch (Tenor), Thomas Luckett (Tenor), Matthew Leigh (Bass), Jeremy Bowes (Bass)

Stille Nacht
Lidiya Filevych Tenor), Thomas Pütz (Tenor), Kristof Dohms (Bass), Robert Weybora (Bass), Timm de Jong (Bass)

Door 09

Monday, 9th December 2019

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 73
Maria del Mar Rabago (Flute)
Polina Charnetskaia (Piano)

Door 08

Sunday, 8th December 2019

Béla Bartók: Rumänische Tänze
Edvard Grieg: Norwegische Tänze

Andrea Kollé (Flute),
Martin Danek (Oboe),
Filipa Nunes (Clarinet),
Irene Lopez (Horn),
Urs Dengler (Bassoon)

Door 07

Saturday, 7th of December 2019

Franz Schubert: Streichtrio D 581 (1. Allegro moderato)
Jean Françaix: Streichtrio (2. Scherzo 2. und 3. Andante)

Dmitry Serebrennikov (Violin)
Izabel Markova (Viola)
Seiji Yokota (Cello)

Door 06

Friday, 6th December 2019

Jean-Baptiste Barrière: Sonate für zwei Celli
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango (Arrangiert für zwei Celli)

Eléonore Willi (Cello)
Claudius Herrmann (Cello)

Door 05

Thursday, 5th December 2019

Robert Schumann:
Romanze Nr.1 (aus «Drei Romanzen» op.94)
Paul Taffanel:
Fantasie über «Der Freischütz» von Carl Maria von Weber

Tomasz Sierant (Flute),
Polina Charnetskaia (Piano)

Door 04

Wendsday, 4th December 2019

Frank Sinatra: Hits
Dean Murphy (Baritone)
Rafael Gordillo Maza (Piano)

Door 03

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Dmitri Schostakowitsch: 5 Stücke op. 97 für 2 Violinen und Klavier, in der Bearbeitung für Kontrabass, Cello und Klavier
Xavier Pignat (Cello)
Ruslan Lutsyk (Contrabass)
Carrie-Ann Matheson (Piano)

Door 02

Monday, 2nd December 2019

Sergej Rachmaninow: Sonate für Cello und Klavier op. 19
(3. Andante und 4. Allegro mosso)

Noémie Akamatsu (Cello)
William Green (Piano)

Door 01

Sunday, 1st December 2019

Gioacchino Rossini: La danza (Tarantella)
Vincenzo de Crescenzo: Rondine al Nido
Stefano Donaudy: O del mio amato ben
Giacomo Puccini: Recondita Armonia

Leonardo Sanchez (Tenor)
William Green (Piano)