• Spielzeit 2019/20

Opera Repertoire

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: Sun 27. Sep. 2020


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 ...

next performance: Thu 12. Nov. 2020


Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This opera is the world in a theatrical nutshell: it deals with growing older, with trials and tribulations, with intransparent decisions. One person searches ...

next performance: Wed 18. Nov. 2020


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: Wed 23. Dec. 2020


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: Sat 09. Jan. 2021


Il Turco in Italia | Gioachino Rossini

What does a novelist do when he can’t think of a story? Hoping for inspiration, he studies the people around him. And the people around him are ensnared in ...

next performance: Tue 26. Jan. 2021


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: Fri 05. Feb. 2021


La Belle Hélène | Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach’s stage work includes 102 scores – his opéra bouffe “La Belle Hélène” is one of his greatest successes. Unhappy in her marriage to ...

next performance: Sat 20. Feb. 2021


Cavalleria rusticana / I Pagliacci | Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Turiddu and Santuzza are a couple; he has promised to marry her. However, when Turiddu meets up with his old love Lola again, he hardly ...

next performance: Tue 09. Mar. 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 11. Mar. 2021


Macbeth | Giuseppe Verdi

Lady Macbeth has almost reached her goal: having incited her husband to murder King Duncan, she has become queen at Macbeth’s side. Her happiness, however, is ...

next performance: Wed 17. Mar. 2021


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: Thu 25. Mar. 2021


La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini

“How ice-cold is this little hand” – a hand held by the poet Rodolfo in the darkness of his artists’ commune! The ice-cold hand belongs to the ...

next performance: Tue 30. Mar. 2021


Ariadne auf Naxos | Richard Strauss

A nouveau-riche Viennese is planning a performance of the tragedy “Ariadne auf Naxos”, which he has commissioned as part of a grand party he is planning at ...

next performance: Mon 05. Apr. 2021


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 ...

next performance: Tue 20. Apr. 2021


Carmen | Georges Bizet

“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” – “Love is a wild bird”: in her famous Habanera, Carmen sings about the fickleness of this strongest of feelings. ...

next performance: Sun 02. May. 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 06. May. 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, ...

next performance: Mon 24. May. 2021


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