Coronavirus

Dear guests,

We are pleased that the relaxation measures in Switzerland approved by the Federal Council on 27 May, which will allow events with a maximum of 300 people from the beginning of June, will enable the Zurich Opera House to resume rehearsals and performances before the summer break. Unfortunately, the originally planned programme cannot be performed, as not only performances but also rehearsals have not been permitted since April. We are therefore all very pleased that numerous artists closely associated with our house are making it possible for us to experience music together again after the lockdown. After our online schedule with streamings of opera and ballet recordings under the name «Heimspiel» and our podcast series «Zwischenspiel», we are now returning to the stage with a small, very exclusive festival with concerts and song recitals under the title «Finale».

Experience performances the way you love it: Every day from 4 to 12 July we will present great artistic personalities such as Diana Damrau, Camilla Nylund, Julie Fuchs, Sabine Devieilhe, Piotr Beczala, Thomas Hampson, Javier Camarena, Benjamin Bernheim, Fabio Luisi and Riccardo Minasi live again. The detailed program will be announced next week. 

Advance ticket sales for next season’s performances are suspended until it is clear what effect both this safety concept and political guidelines will have on the number of audience members and the seating plan. Subscription sales will begin at the beginning of June.

All tickets for events through 12 July 2020 will be automatically cancelled. The ticket price will be credited to your account. You can use this credit for an unlimited period of time to purchase tickets for other performances online, by telephone or at the ticket office. If we have any questions about the cancellation, we will contact you. If you wish to have a refund instead of a credit to your customer account, please fill out this form.

If you would like to donate the cost of your ticket, please let us know using this form. You will receive a donation receipt for this amount.

Guests who purchased their tickets anonymously, i.e. without a customer number, at the ticket office are also requested to fill out this form for a return.

Subscribers will automatically receive a credit to their customer account in the amount of the performance’s discounted value. You can use this credit for partial payment of your subscription for the next season or for the purchase of single tickets without any time limit.

Credits and refunds will be processed in the order of the performance dates. We hope for your understanding that this may take some time and thank you for your patience.

Modified opening hours of the ticket office

You can reach us by telephone from Monday to Friday between 11.00 and 15.00 on +41 44 268 66 66 or by e-mail at Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

The ticket office counters will remain closed until further notice.

Advance ticket sales for the 20/21 season

We take a glance into the future and look forward to welcoming you to our diverse program in the upcoming season. Due to the current workload at the ticket office, the sale of subscriptions will not take place in April as planned, but will start at the beginning of June 2020. Subscribers of the current season will then receive their invoice for the renewal of their subscription. If you do not wish to renew your subscription, you can cancel it until 19 June 2020.

The planned start of sales for individual tickets on 20 June – and 13 June for members of the Friends of the Oper Zürich, Friends of the Ballett Zürich, shareholders and subscribers – will be postponed. As soon as the Federal Council's guidelines for events from September onwards are available or a trend is foreseeable, we will inform you of the new advance ticket sales dates on this website and in our newsletter.

Further Information

Up-to-date information and recommendations for further action concerning the coronavirus can be found on the website of the BAG: www.bag.admin.ch