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Live screening

ballett für alle

After five successful oper für alle events, for the first time, Zurich Opera House and Zurich Insurance invite you to the first edition of ballett für alle. Join more than 10,000 visitors on Sechseläutenplatz and experience the moving story of Romeo und Julia live from the Opera House on a big screen. Choreographer and Ballet Director Christian Spuck tells the most famous love story in world literature, using powerfully emotional images. Zurich Ballet and the Junior Ballet will dance to the colourful and expressive music of the composer Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Philharmonia Zurich under the direction of Michail Jurowski. Come with your friends and family, bring folding chairs, blankets and picnics, or savour the delicacies on offer. This major open-air event has now become a permanent fixture in Zurich’s cultural calendar.

Performance begins at 8 p.m., Pre-programme from 6 p.m.
Sechseläutenplatz, no reservation required, admission free

Introductory matinees 18/19

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.

Die Gezeichneten 9 Sep 2018

Winterreise 3O Sep 2018

Così fan tutte 21 Okt 2018

Hänsel und Gretel 4 Nov 2018

Sweeney Todd 25 Nov 2018

Bella Figura 6 Jan 2019

Le Grand Macabre 2O Jan 2019

Nijinski 3 Mär 2019

Manon 24 Mär 2019

Il turco in Italia 14 Apr 2019

Hippolyte et Aricie 5 Mai 2019

Nabucco 2 Jun 2019

Ballett Discussions 18/19

On four Sundays in the season, Ballet Director Christian Spuck and Dramatic Adviser Michael Küster introduce renowned choreographers, audience favourites from Zurich Ballet and promising young talents in the Ballet Discussion. Taking the current ballet programme as their point of departure, they will also tackle exciting topics from the world of dance.

Ballet Discussion dates 2018/19

18 Nov / 3 Feb / 24 Mar / 2 Jun

11.15 a.m.
CHF 1O 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.
Meeting point: Ticket office Opernhaus
Free entry

From 8 May to 26 June 2019 every Wednesday 19 to 21h

Sat21Sep

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Season opening party

When people start queuing on Sechseläutenplatz at nine in the morning at the end of September, it’s that time of year again – the Opera House is opening its doors after the summer break, inviting all to its annual opening party. This time, we will be staging our successful children’s opera, Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse, on the Studio Stage, and on the main stage you will be able to attend the public dress rehearsal of Verdi’s Nabucco. 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 events are for free, tickets will be handed out for some performances.

21 Sep 2019

Christmas concerts

Musical Advent Calendar

Each day during the Christmas period, musicians from the Philharmonia Zurich and singers from the Opera House and the International Opera Studio 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 at 5.3O p.m.
Doors open at 5.2O p.m., admission free

Sat14Mar

Charity gala

Opera Ball

The Zurich Opera Ball will celebrate its 20th anniversary on 14 March 2020. The Friends of Zurich Opera and Zurich Opera House invite you to attend what is probably Switzerland’s most elegant ball. There will be dancing and celebration in a glamorous atmosphere on every floor of the Opera House – a truly glittering evening that will end only in the small hours of the morning. All proceeds of this charity gala will support educational programmes for children and young people at Zurich Opera House.

16 Mar 2019; 14 Mar 2020

Sat13Jun

Live broadcast

opera for all

For the people of Zurich, it has already become a cherished tradition: opera for all, the popular open-air event on Sechseläutenplatz. On an atmospheric summer evening, join more than 10,000 visitors and enjoy a live broadcast from the Opera House on a giant screen. Come with your friends and family, bring folding chairs, blankets and a picnic with you, or savour the delicacies offered on site. A colourful supporting programme will get you in the mood for director Sebastian Baumgarten’s thrilling production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera, Don Giovanni.

13 Jun 2020

Introductory matinees 19/20

Ballett Discussions 19/20

On four Sundays in the season, Ballet Director Christian Spuck and Dramatic Adviser Michael Küster introduce renowned choreographers, audience favourites from Zurich Ballet and promising young talents in the Ballet Discussion. Taking the current ballet programme as their point of departure, they will also tackle exciting topics from the world of dance.

Ballet Discussion dates 2019/20

3 Nov / 2 Feb / 17 May / 14 Jun

11.15 a.m.
CHF 1O incl. coffee and croissant