Opera Reportoire

Cavalleria rusticana / I Pagliacci | Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Turiddu and Santuzza are a couple; he has promised to marry her. However, when Turiddu meets up with his old love Lola again, he hardly ...

no further performances this season


Der Freischütz (The Marksman) | Carl Maria von Weber

Agathe is betrothed to Max, but an old custom might yet destroy their happiness: Max must hit the mark in his trial shooting. Caspar, who is in league with the ...

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La Traviata | Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta is the most sought-after courtesan of the Parisian demimonde. However, her encounter with Alfredo makes her pleasure-seeking life seem questionable: ...

next performance: Thursday 15. Mar. 2018


Simon Boccanegra | Giuseppe Verdi

“The human heart is a source of eternal suffering,” thus a line from this Verdi opera, held in particularly high regard by cognoscenti. The fact that it ...

no further performances this season


Madama Butterfly | Giacomo Puccini

Nagasaki, Japan, ca. 1900: Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the American navy, has fallen in love with Cio-Cio-San, also known as “Butterfly”. The Japanese ritual ...

next performance: Tuesday 13. Mar. 2018


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 ...

no further performances this season


Wozzeck | Alban Berg

Georg Büchner’s drama “Woyzeck” (1836), which was found as a fragment in his papers posthumously, tells the story of a soldier who becomes the ...

no further performances this season


Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This opera is the world in a theatrical nutshell: it deals with growing older, with trials and tribulations, with intransparent decisions. One person searches ...

next performance: Sunday 06. May. 2018


La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini

“How ice-cold is this little hand” – a hand held by the poet Rodolfo in the darkness of his artists’ commune! The ice-cold hand belongs to the ...

next performance: Tuesday 19. Dec. 2017


Hänsel und Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) | Engelbert Humperdinck

“Don‘t you know the horrible dark place, don’t you know the evil one lives there?” Hastily, their parents set out for the woods to save Hansel and ...

next performance: Friday 22. Dec. 2017


La Belle Hélène | Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach’s stage work includes 102 scores – his opéra bouffe “La Belle Hélène” is one of his greatest successes. Unhappy ...

next performance: Monday 25. Dec. 2017


Die Walküre | Richard Wagner

Wotan wants to create a free hero to win back the ring. However, his experiment with the Wälsungen fails: the god is forced to sacrifice Siegmund, and ...

next performance: Sunday 07. Jan. 2018


Lulu | Alban Berg

Anyone who loves Lulu is killed by that love. To men, Lulu is the instrument satisfying their sexual desires, yet irritatingly, she remains autonomous and ...

next performance: Saturday 27. Jan. 2018


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 ...

next performance: Wednesday 31. Jan. 2018


Eugene Onegin | Peter I. Tschaikowsky

Young Tatyana falls in love with Eugene Onegin, and confesses her love for him, against all convention. When he pretends that marriage is not for him, she weds ...

next performance: Saturday 10. Feb. 2018


Il Barbiere di Siviglia | Gioachino Rossini

Make way! Here comes Figaro, the best barber in Seville, jack of all trades – and a welcome supporter to Count Almaviva. The count, however, is not concerned ...

next performance: Sunday 11. Feb. 2018


Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) | Richard Wagner

Fortunately, this work is not only performed every seven years: Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer is about a mariner damned to sail the seas until ...

next performance: Tuesday 13. Feb. 2018


Rigoletto | Giuseppe Verdi

Never one to miss an opportunity to make fun of others, the hunchback jester Rigoletto is employed by the Duke of Mantua. His only joy in life is his daughter ...

next performance: Friday 23. Feb. 2018


Senza Sangue/Herzog Blaubarts Burg | Péter Eötvös, Béla Bartók

After a long search, a young woman finds a man with whom her life is bound together by fate. As a young girl, she survived a murder attempt on her father and ...

next performance: Sunday 25. Feb. 2018


Tosca | Giacomo Puccini

Scarpia, Rome’s chief of police, desires Tosca. Since her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, is among the government’s political enemies, Scarpia has him ...

next performance: Wednesday 21. Mar. 2018


Aida | Giuseppe Verdi

The opera “Aida”, one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most well-known works, is set in the land of the Pharaohs. Aida, the beautiful daughter of the Ethiopian king, ...

next performance: Sunday 25. Mar. 2018


Faust | Charles Gounod

Even as a young man, Charles Gounod felt attracted by the story of Goethe’s “Faust”. For his opera composition, however, he was only interested in the ...

next performance: Sunday 15. Apr. 2018


Das Rheingold | Richard Wagner

The Rhinemaidens are lounging on a huge bed; in the attic, Wotan is tinkering with his model of the world; and from his heating cellar, Alberich tries to wrest ...

next performance: Friday 18. May. 2018


Otello | Giuseppe Verdi

Otello is the very cause of his own madness. He must fend off envy, enmity and threats – were he sane, this would be easy. He has made his way to the top of ...

next performance: Tuesday 05. Jun. 2018


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 ...

next performance: Thursday 14. Jun. 2018