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Open-Air-Viewing „Les Contes d'Hoffmann“

This year we are once again showing our opening premiere of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" (as previously „Die Nase“, „Les Troyens“, ...

next performance: Sat 04. Sep. 2021


Manon Lescaut | Giacomo Puccini

Romantic love or a life of luxury – Manon must make a decision. At the urging of her brother Lescaut, she chooses the rich Geronte di Ravoir. Decked out in ...

next performance: Thu 09. Sep. 2021


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 ...

next performance: Tue 14. Sep. 2021


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: Tue 28. Sep. 2021


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: Wed 29. Sep. 2021


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 ...

next performance: Thu 30. Sep. 2021


Lucia di Lammermoor | Gaetano Donizetti

Lucia loves Edgard, the last heir of the house of Ravenswood, her family’s enemy clan. They are in danger, as Lucia’s dreams reveal: she sees a dead woman, ...

next performance: Tue 19. Oct. 2021


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 ...

next performance: Sun 31. Oct. 2021


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: Thu 02. Dec. 2021


Agrippina | Georg Friedrich Händel

Agrippina wants to take advantage of the death of her husband, the Roman emperor Claudio, to install Nerone, her son by a first marriage, on the throne. ...

next performance: Sun 05. Dec. 2021


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: Sun 12. Dec. 2021


Die Fledermaus | Johann Strauß

What happened? Two friends attended a masked ball. At the end of the night, the retiree Eisenstein, aka The Butterfly, played a prank on the notary Dr. Falke, ...

next performance: Wed 22. Dec. 2021


Lohengrin | Richard Wagner

Elsa of Brabant is suspected of having killed her younger brother Gottfried in the forest. This accusation is put forward by Friedrich of Telramund, Count of ...

next performance: Sun 16. Jan. 2022


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, ...

next performance: Thu 20. Jan. 2022


Manon | Jules Massenet

A nunnery or love? Love or money? Money or death? – On her way to the monastery, the young Manon is wooed by men. When Chevalier Des Grieux turns up, they ...

next performance: Sun 30. Jan. 2022


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: Fri 11. Feb. 2022


Luisa Miller | Giuseppe Verdi

"Luisa Miller" is Giuseppe Verdi’s third setting of a play by Friedrich Schiller. “It is a great drama, full of passion and very effective in theatrical ...

next performance: Wed 16. Feb. 2022


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, ...

next performance: Sat 26. Feb. 2022


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: Tue 15. Mar. 2022


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: Tue 22. Mar. 2022


L'Elisir d'Amore | Gaetano Donizetti

Tristano e Isotta – Tristan and Isolde set an example: Nemorino has the evident idea to boost the feelings of his beloved Adina with a love potion. The ...

next performance: Tue 12. Apr. 2022


Fidelio | Ludwig van Beethoven

Florestan has been unjustly incarcerated for “fighting for the truth”. The governor of the state prisons, Pizarro, is responsible and therefore needs to ...

next performance: Tue 26. Apr. 2022


Dialogues des Carmélites | Francis Poulenc

With his "Dialogues des Carmélites", premiered in Milan in 1957, the French composer Francis Poulenc switched sides. At first it seems only a step behind the ...

next performance: Tue 10. May. 2022


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: Mon 06. Jun. 2022


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