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# Look behind the mirror

The Opernhaus Zürich’s Hashtag Projects have been an important and well-respected part of our musical outreach program for years. They are our most intensive means of bringing young people into contact with musical theater. Experienced artists bring their knowledge to the table, and, over the course of a year, develop a piece with pupils. What they produce is brought to life on the Studiobühne, with music, song, acting, movement, and dance.

This season, 150 years after Lewis Carroll’s book Alice Through the Looking-Glass was published, participants will revisit this story as they create with their own texts and ideas. The book invites them to engage with dreams and reality in a fun and playful way, to examine concepts and their intrinsic ambiguity, and to draw comical conclusions from them. The story’s absurdities put supposed truths to the test.

All of which means this literary classic is the perfect material for our newest Hashtag Project, as we live in a time in which everything seems to be questioned and the truth of a statement is not easy to discern. Everything is relative, everything is negotiable. We are constantly asked for our opinions. It’s easy to get lost among the arbitrariness of personal statements, «pseudo facts», and «fake news». Certainties have been replaced by uncertainties and vague notions of reality. What can we still hold on to? What standards apply, and who defines them? With what legitimacy? We want to go through the looking glass: what do we see when we look at something? Who do I see when I look in the mirror? Is there more than just what I see? Am I what I pretend to be? Inspired by these intellectual exercises, young people are encouraged to question social norms and confront their own reflections.

Dates & Tickets

July 2023

Tue

04

Jul
19.30

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich, Premiere
CHF 20
Studiobühne

Wed

05

Jul
19.30

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich
CHF 20
Studiobühne

Thu

06

Jul
10.00

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich, Studiobühne

19.30

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich
CHF 20
Studiobühne

Fri

07

Jul
10.00

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich, Studiobühne

19.30

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich
CHF 20
Studiobühne

Sat

08

Jul
19.30

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich
CHF 20
Studiobühne

Sun

09

Jul
19.30

# Look behind the mirror

A production with secondary school classes in Zurich
CHF 20
Studiobühne