Season opening party 2018/19

When people start queuing on Sechseläutenplatz at nine in the morning at the end of September, that time of year is upon us – the Opera House is opening its doors after the summer break. All are invited to the annual opening party. This time, we will be premièring our children’s opera Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse (Konrad or the Tin Can Child) on the Studio Stage, and on the main stage you will be able to attend the public dress rehearsal of Verdi’s Macbeth or a performance of Offenbach’s operetta, Häuptling Abendwind. Of course, you will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour behind the scenes, explore the costume department and workshops, attend ballet workshops, and much more besides. As always, all these events are free of charge.

Sat 22 Sep 2O18, from 1Oam

The complete program for download (in German)

Experience a day at Zurich Opera House, in front of, on and behind the stage, including the following programme on the main stage:

«Carnival of the Animals»
Family concert with music by Camille Saint-Saëns
for everyone over 5 years

Public ballet rehearsal
with the Zurich Ballet

«Häuptling Abendwind»
Operetta by Jacques Offenbach

Walkable stage and technical show

Rehearsal of the opera «Macbeth» by Giuseppe Verdi,
with Tatiana Serjan, Markus Brück, the Zurich Opera Choir and the Philharmonia Zurich, among others.
Conductor: Francesco Lanzillotta

Additional program:
«Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse», music theatre for children from 7 years, chamber music concerts, songs, arias and chansons, open workshops, parcours through the costume departments, ballet and children workshops and (in good weather) costume show, ballet training for everyone, tango and much more all around the Opera House.

Tickets for some events will be issued 30 minutes in advance on the day of the season opening party.

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Season opening party 2018/19


Season opening party 2018/19

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