Zurich Opera House 

Opera Ball on the 10th of March 2018

The Zurich Opera House and the Friends of the Opera invite you to an unforgettable ball night. As a dinner guest you savour an exquisite gala dinner from Baur au Lac before the ball is traditionally opened by the debutants. Experience an extraordinary performance by opera stars Bryn Terfel and Camilla Nylund, enjoy breathtaking moments with the Ballett Zürich and dance to the swaying waltz music played by the Philharmonia Zürich under the baton of Simone Young!

After the festive opening of the ball, the renowned Pepe Lienhard Orchestra and the fiery salsa band Luisito y su combo invite you to dance into the early morning hours. Many more attractions and live acts wait for you throughout the house. Discover culinary and musical delights à la française in the Bernhard Theater and visit the popular disco on the Studiobühne.

You can refresh yourself and relax in various bars and lounges. The Rive Gauche Bar @ Baur au Lac, the Kronenhalle Bar, The Dolder Grand Bar and others await you with an exquisite selection of cocktails and drinks.

The Zurich Opera Ball is a charity event: The proceeds go to the education programmes of the Zurich Opera House which enable children and young people to actively engage in artistic activities and to attend performances of the opera house.

Dress code: Tailcoat, tuxedo and evening gown





The Zurich Opera Ball is a charity event.
The proceeds of the 2018 Ball support the Zurich Opera House's education programmes to inspire young people for opera and ballet.

Available tickets

Dinner ticket CHF 950  Gala-Dinner and drinks included
Admission to the aperitif from 6pm
Dinner ticket with a private box, drinks included for 4 people CHF 6‘000/ for 6 people CHF 8‘000

Promenade ticket CHF 290 one glass of champagne included
Admission to the aperitif from 8.30pm
Private box CHF 1‘000, canapés included (in addition to the promenade ticket)

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After payment you will receive the ball tickets including the ball programme approximately 10 days prior to the ball. The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be considered after receipt of mail.


Opera Ball timelapse

Set-up and opening of the ball

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