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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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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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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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