Opera

Così fan tutte | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Seeking to test their girlfriends’ fidelity, two men wager that they will remain steadfast. They subject the women to passionate onslaught, and in the end, ...

Premiere: Saturday 08. Sep. 2018 | next performance: Tuesday 22. Oct. 2019

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Szenen aus Goethes Faust | Robert Schumann

While Goethe’s classicism aimed at a whole consisting of particles in accordance with a higher plan, where the illumination of the heart’s reason is heeded ...

Premiere: Sunday 28. Oct. 2018 | no further performances this season

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Orphée et Eurydice | Christoph Willibald Gluck

Eurydice is dead, a fact the man and artist Orpheus cannot accept. He demands her return. Indeed, the beauty of art and its power to transcend and destroy ...

Premiere: Sunday 03. Feb. 2019 | next performance: Tuesday 21. Jan. 2020

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Nabucco | Giuseppe Verdi

Jerusalem has been occupied, the Jewish temple destroyed, the Hebrew nation abducted to enemy Babylon. In its Babylonian exile, the Jewish people’s struggle ...

Premiere: Sunday 10. Mar. 2019 | next performance: Thursday 19. Sep. 2019

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Lessons in Love and Violence | George Benjamin / Martin Crimp

Always the same old story: that mixture of blood, power, dynasty, jealousy, treason and sex. All the themes found in the plays of Shakespeare and Marlowe, whose ...

German Premiere: Sunday 07. Apr. 2019 | no further performances this season

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THÉRÈSE | Philipp Maintz

Thérèse lives in an arranged marriage with her cousin Camille, suffering unspeakably. She falls in love with Laurent, her husband’s best friend. ...

German Premiere: Saturday 18. May. 2019 | no further performances this season

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Die Nase | Dmitri Schostakowitsch

One morning, the barber Yakovlevich finds a nose in his breakfast sandwich. At the same time, the assessor Kovalyov looks in the mirror – and finds that his ...

Premiere: Saturday 07. Sep. 2019

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Don Giovanni | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In the beginning was a murder. Before, after, and in between: women — Italian, German, French, Spanish women, chambermaids, countesses, peasants, princesses, ...

Premiere: Sunday 20. Oct. 2019

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Falstaff | Giuseppe Verdi

Sir John Falstaff is an anarchist who obeys only the reign of his own enjoyment, an egoist who feeds only his power-hunger and his own flesh, and who would ...

Premiere: Sunday 19. Jan. 2020

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Norma | Vincenzo Bellini

In the darkness of a forest, a priestess entreats the goddess of the moon for peace. There is war everywhere: between men and women, father and daughter, a ...

Premiere: Sunday 08. Mar. 2020

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Elektra | Richard Strauss

The war is over, and tragedy takes its course: the mother and her lover murder the father upon his return. The daughter hides her brother, keeping him safe. – ...

Premiere: Sunday 26. Apr. 2020

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Saint François d'Assise | Olivier Messiaen

Why love ugliness? Why praise naturalness? Why entreat heaven to be allowed to experience pain? – Between dream worlds and faith, half of this world and half ...

Premiere: Saturday 16. May. 2020

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Ring & Wrestling | An operanovela in five episodes

Nietzsche, simultaneously the greatest Wagner fan and Wagner hater, proclaimed God to be dead. Including the gods of the Ring? Their story is always told to the ...

Premiere: Friday 07. Sep. 2018 | no further performances this season

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Schneewittchen | Wolfgang Mitterer nach Engelbert Humperdinck

White as snow, red as blood and black as ebony – born of a winter wishfulness, the princess grows up until a talking mirror turns her world upside-down. After ...

Premiere: Saturday 09. Feb. 2019 | no further performances this season

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Die Nacht der Seeigel (The Night of the Sea Urchins) | Akademie Musiktheater heute 2016-2018

Three people, three stories: a man on the run, a pregnant woman, an ancient scientist. Each in their own time period, each lonely. Each driven by longing, ...

World Premiere: Thursday 02. May. 2019 | no further performances this season

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Moscow, Cheryomushki | Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Is there any place more idyllic than a high-rise quarter, freshly built? Locked doors, corrupt civil servants, homelessness hovering like the sword of Damocles ...

Premiere: Friday 21. Jun. 2019 | next performance: Friday 06. Sep. 2019

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IchundIch | Johannes Harneit

After Hitler seized power, the poet Else Lasker-Schüler fled to Zurich and lived in Jerusalem from 1939 until her death in 1945. Her eloquent and bitterly ...

World Premiere: Sunday 03. Nov. 2019

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Bella und Blaubart | Isabelle Aboulker

Home alone in a huge mansion – the coast is clear! Anything is allowed, more than you could have ever imagined. There is just one tiny rule: one door among ...

Premiere: Saturday 08. Feb. 2020

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Märchen im Grand-Hotel | Paul Abraham

In order to save her father’s film production company from dire financial straits, Marylou has a brilliant, groundbreaking idea. She wants to produce the ...

Premiere: Saturday 02. May. 2020

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Die Kuh - doch halt, nein, nein! | Georg Philipp Telemann

This opera by Telemann does not exist – but there is an aria whose title might have been taken from a Heinz Erhardt sketch. Perhaps the development of his ...

Premiere: Friday 19. Jun. 2020

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