• Spielzeit 2019/20


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 | next performance: Tuesday 20. Apr. 2021


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 | next performance: Friday 02. Oct. 2020


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 | next performance: Thursday 06. May. 2021


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 | next performance: Sunday 15. Nov. 2020


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: Saturday 02. May. 2020 | next performance: Monday 05. Apr. 2021


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 | no further performances this season


Boris Godunov | Modest P. Mussorgski

The years between the death of Ivan the Terrible and the ascension of the Romanov family to the throne are known in Russia as the “Time of Troubles”. During ...

Premiere: Saturday 05. Sep. 2020


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, ...

Premiere: Sunday 18. Oct. 2020


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 ...

Premiere: Sunday 24. Jan. 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, ...

Premiere: Sunday 07. Mar. 2021


Der Freischütz | Carl Maria von Weber

A forest, idyllic and clear, here an inn, there cheerful huntsmen, and in their midst the bride – hope, the future. A forest, dark and damp, here a chasm, ...

Premiere: Sunday 18. Apr. 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. ...

Premiere: Sunday 23. May. 2021


opera stabile

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 | no further performances this season


The Two Fiddlers | Peter Maxwell Davies

We are in a forest. It is quiet, with a scent of moss and earthworms, and moths flutter through the night. From afar, we hear music, a wedding song – or is it ...

Premiere: Saturday 08. Feb. 2020 | no further performances this season


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 | no further performances this season


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


Fucking Åmål | Samuel Penderbayne

A small town – nice enough, predictable, nothing doing, lame parties, annoying teachers. Infatuation, jealousy, necking. Here we have Elin and her older ...

World Premiere: Friday 20. Nov. 2020


The Truth of a New Year’s Eve – or: oud en nieuw | Johannes Harneit

We go into our workshop to hammer out an operetta: our procedure is practical, artisanal, organized and well-planned. Our tools: old sketches, music and ...

World Premiere: Friday 09. Apr. 2021


La Luna | Lorenzo Romano

Although the moon shines, it does not use any energy. Its surface reveals a man, bent under a heavy burden. However, it is merely the play of shadows and light. ...

World Premiere: Friday 18. Jun. 2021


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