• 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 | no further performances this season


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 | no further performances this season


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 | no further performances this season


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 | no further performances this season


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: 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 | 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: Friday 01. 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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