Opera

Les Troyens | Hector Berlioz

Berlioz‘ reading of Virgil’s Aeneid reduces the story of the mythical founding of Rome by Aeneas to the tragic conflict between two dispossessed persons. In [...]

Premiere: Saturday 19. Sep. 2015 | no further performances this season

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Le Nozze di Figaro | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

During times of historical upheaval, the victors are filled with euphoric jubilation while fear spreads on the side of the losers. When cheerfulness grips the [...]

Premiere: Sunday 15. Nov. 2015 | no further performances this season

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Stilles Meer | Toshio Hosokawa

A hill. The view broadens. The sea. Claudia stands here often recently, ever since her husband Takashi and her son Max died. Lanterns bobbing on the sea for the [...]

Premiere: Sunday 24. Jan. 2016 | no further performances this season

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Guillaume Tell (William Tell) | Gioachino Rossini

The love between Arnold, son of a Swiss subject, and Mathilde, daughter of an Austrian despot, hardly has a chance of survival. Tell leads the rebels [...]

Premiere: Sunday 06. Mar. 2016 | no further performances this season

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La Passione | Johann Sebastian Bach

The art of Romeo Castellucci is traversed by the tension involved in creating images that cut through the knowledge of the unconscious, piercing the heart of [...]

Premiere: Thursday 21. Apr. 2016 | no further performances this season

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Daphne | Richard Strauss

“The feast is strange to me, strange,” Daphne says to Leukippos, her childhood friend who desires her, on this day of ecstatic celebrations honouring [...]

Premiere: Sunday 05. Jun. 2016 | no further performances this season

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opera stabile

Isoldes Abendbrot | Christoph Marthaler

There is hardly a daydream passing through the heads of those wide awake more frequently (and more secretly) than staging one’s own disappearance. This [...]

Premiere: Friday 18. Sep. 2015 | no further performances this season

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Weine nicht, singe | Michael Wertmüller

The Levant – that is Dea Loher’s place of action: Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, West Bank, Gaza. Mira, a 14-year-old girl, her grandfather Zeno, her mother [...]

World Premiere: Sunday 20. Sep. 2015 | no further performances this season

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The Little Sweep | Benjamin Britten

“Sam is the white boy and sweep is his job, his father has sold him to cruel Black Bob. Today is his black day, today he must climb a chimerney stack for the [...]

Premiere: Saturday 05. Dec. 2015 | no further performances this season

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Minibar | Sven Daigger | Manuel Durão

A bar at rush-hour, lots of people: lonely people, desperate people, unrecognised genius, fragile people in need of love. Who likes whom, who will end up with [...]

Premiere: Friday 19. Feb. 2016 | no further performances this season

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Orpheus | Georg Philipp Telemann

The underworld turned on its head: in three languages and with a female lead, the myth of Orpheus as depicted by Telemann becomes the story of a revenge-driven [...]

Premiere: Friday 08. Jul. 2016 | no further performances this season

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Ballet

Duse | Ballet by John Neumeier

Choreographic Fantasies inspired by Eleonora Duse At the turn of the 20th century the Italian actress Eleonora Duse was one of the most influential artists [...]

Premiere: Sunday 06. Dec. 2015 | no further performances this season

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Turangalîla | Ballet by John Neumeier

"As with all words from ancient oriental languages, its meaning is very rich. 'Lila' literally means play — but play in the sense of the divine [...]

Premiere: Sunday 03. Jul. 2016 | no further performances this season

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