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: Monday 23. Sep. 2019


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


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


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


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


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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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


The Two Fiddlers | Peter Maxwell Davies

The opera piccola of the current season will be the children's opera The Two Fiddlers by Peter Maxwell Davies. Directed by Stephan Witzlinger, the stage and ...

Premiere: Saturday 08. Feb. 2020


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


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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