Discovering works

This three-hour workshop aims to prepare participants for the attendance of an opera or ballet. Those taking part familiarise themselves with the content and the music, and learn that the topics also have something to do with their own experiences. They are then given the opportunity to get to know the figures of the work in question in a playful manner. In the rehearsal rooms of the Opera House they slip into costumes and roles, and improvise scenes selected from the works in question. They thus encounter employees of the Opera House and experience artistic processes at first hand.

Price CHF 20
Duration 3 hours


  1. Stücke Entdecken

    ANNA KARENINA, für 7- 12-Jährige
    02.11.2014 - 14:30
  2. Stücke Entdecken

    ROBIN HOOD, für 7- 12-Jährige
    12.11.2014 - 14:30
  3. Stücke Entdecken

    ROBIN HOOD, für 7- 12-Jährige
    15.11.2014 - 14:30
  4. Stücke Entdecken

    ROBIN HOOD, für 7- 12-Jährige
    16.11.2014 - 14:30
  5. Stücke Entdecken

    ROBIN HOOD, für 7- 12-Jährige
    19.11.2014 - 14:30
  6. Stücke Entdecken

    ROBIN HOOD, für 7- 12-Jährige
    22.11.2014 - 14:30
  7. Stücke Entdecken

    ROBIN HOOD, für 7- 12-Jährige
    23.11.2014 - 14:30
  8. Stücke Entdecken

    STRINGS, für 12- bis 16-Jährige
    10.01.2015 - 12:30
  9. Stücke Entdecken

    GISELLE, für 12- bis 16-Jährige
    11.04.2015 - 14:30

Tube-Opera «Pique Dame»

Film a music video

For 12- to 18-year-olds

Tchaikovsky’s opera thriller Pique Dame tells the story of the penniless outsider Hermann. He falls in love with Lisa, who is already engaged to be married. Hermann is a gambler, and hopes to attain wealth and status through luck at cards and thus win Lisa’s heart. However, his obsession with gambling destroys his love for Lisa, and Hermann ends up by shooting himself. Gripping characters and settings such as a gambling casino and a ballroom make the opera particularly suitable for interpretation on film. In this holiday workshop, young people make a music video about selected scenes from the opera under the guidance of video experts and drama teachers.

25 until 30 Apr 2016, 1O.OO until 17.OO 

Tickets: CHF 75

Buy your tickets at the box office: +41(0)44 268 66 66





Zurich Opera House aims to kindle young people’s enthusiasm for opera and ballet. Our offers are directed at all age groups ranging from children of pre-school and primary school age to young adults, and make these art forms and selected works accessible, appropriately to these age groups. We take our guests on themed tours behind the scenes at the Opera House and provide insights into the way we work and our artistic processes. At thematically structured workshops with an immediate relevance to practical implementation, we intensify these impressions and make work at the theatre come alive. We intend to raise awareness of the quality of art and stimulate children and young people to discover their own creativity. We seek a dialogue with young audiences and give them the opportunity to engage with art in an active way.

Contac us via e-mail: musiktheaterpaedagogik[at] 

Roger Lämmli, Head of Education Programmes and Opera Education

Bettina Holzhausen, Education Programme Ballet

Brigitte Grüninger, Assistant

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