Season opening party 2017/18

We will open the new season together with you, our audience! Take a look behind the scenes, marvel at our workshops, the stage technique and the costume department, and visit the new production of Jacques Offenbach's chorus, the revival of our successive children's witch Hillary goes to the opera, the public stage test by Richard Strauss' Salome or one of the numerous ballet workshops.


10 o'clock
«Paddington Bär 's first concert» A tale after Michael Bond
Music by Herbert Chappell for children from 5 years

11 o'clock
Public ballet rehearsal with the Zurich Ballet

12 o'clock
«All together» Chorkonzert with the Opening Festival Laity Choir,
Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Children's Choir

2 pm
"Chief Evening Wind" Operetta by Jacques Offenbach.
This concept is translated into sign language for deaf people.

15.45 pm
Technik- and Bellshow

16.00 pm
Accessible stage

8 pm
«Salome» orchestral masterpiece «Salome» by Richard Strauss
Catherine Naglestad, Doris Soffel, Thomas Johannes Mayer et al.
Conductor: Ulf Schirmer

Further program
"Witch Hillary goes to the opera", pieces for children 6 years and older
Orchestral test for ballet production «Nutcracker and Mausekönig» with the Philharmonia Zürich, chamber music concerts, song program, open workshops, parcours through the costume departments, ballet workshops and much more around the opera house!


Here you can find the program flyer as PDF.

Attention: For some events, free tickets will be issued 30 minutes in advance on the day of the opening ceremony.

Past performances

September 2013




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Season opening party 2017/18

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Season opening party 2017/18



Eröffnungschor 2017