Introductory matinees

We offer introductory matinees to accompany every new production: in conversation with our dramatic advisers, conductors, directors, set and costume designers explain their view of the works in question.

 Boris Godunow 6 Sep 2020

Dornröschen 27 Sep 2020 

L’Olimpiade 18 Okt 2020 

Simon Boccanegra 22 Nov 2020 

Balcão de Amor 10 Jan 2021

Orphée et Euridice 31 Jan 2021

Amerika 21 Feb 2021

Les Contes d’Hoffmann 28 Mär 2021

Walking Mad 25 Apr 2021

Capriccio 9 Mai 2021

Lucia di Lammermoor 6 Jun 2021

Ballet Discussions 20/21

Ballet director Christian Spuck and dramaturg Michael Küster present renowned choreographers, audience favorites from the Ballett Zürich, and promising young dancers in this series of conversations. In addition, they will also devote time to exciting themes from the world of dance, set against the background of the current ballet program.

Ballet Discussion dates 2020/21

8 Nov / 14 Feb / 16 May

11.15 am
CHF 10 incl. coffee and croissant

Dance Workshop

open space tanz

open space tanz offers space for those who wish to engage with dance, independent of technique and pace. This weekly workshop is aimed at people who want to experiment, improvise, and create.

open space tanz is open for participants 16 years and older, and it is possible to join at any time.
Free entry

Wednesday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the Ballettsaal A

From September 2020 on we will continue with open space tanz. Dates will be announced later.

Christmas concerts

Musical Advent Calendar

Each day during the Christmas period, musicians from the Philharmonia Zurich and singers of the Opera House, the International Opera Studio and Chor der Oper Zürich will invite you to a short, fifteen-minute concert in the Opera House foyer, performing both familiar and lesser-known works.

Programmes will be published at short notice on our homepage as well as on our Facebook page.

Daily 1 bis 23 Dez 2020 at 5.30 pm
Doors open at 5.20 pm., admission free

Charity gala

Opera Ball 2021

On 13 March 2021, it will once again be time: the doors of the Opernhaus Zürich will open on to a glittering and glamorous evening. Under the patronage of the Freunde der Oper Zürich and set in the choicest of locations, Zurich’s most beautiful ball has it all, and you are invited to take part in this dazzling night full of cultural and culinary delights. From the gala dinner in the main hall, to the opening of the ball by the debutantes, performances by international opera stars, or dancing the night away on the stage of the Opernhaus, accompanied by the Philharmonia Zürich.


Live broadcast

oper für alle 2021

Bearing the motto «oper für alle», the Opernhaus Zürich broadcasts a performance live on the big screen, transforming the Sechseläutenplatz into an outdoor theater. This free open-air spectacle has become an integral part of Zurich’s cultural calendar. Be a part of it when more than 10,000 spectators come together for an atmospheric summer evening to take in Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, broadcast live from the Opernhaus. Bring your friends and family, your folding chairs, blankets, and picnic dinners – or pick something up on site. The whole program kicks off at 6 pm.

12 Jun 2021