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Manon | Jules Massenet

A coming-of-age story, recurring conflicts with parents, and first love, Manon is a young girl full of hopes, dreams, and an irrepressible desire for life. ...

next performance: Mon 20. May. 2024

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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 ...

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Die Entführung aus dem Serail | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Constance, Blonde and Pedrillo are prisoners of Bassa Selim at the Ottoman court in Istanbul. Belmonte, Constance's groom, plans to free them secretly, but the ...

next performance: Wed 19. Apr. 2023

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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: Thu 16. Nov. 2023

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Turandot | Giacomo Puccini

A cry echoes through the millennia. It now resounds in Turandot's soul. A woman was once violated, now Princess Turandot has sworn revenge: no man shall ever ...

next performance: Wed 27. Sep. 2023

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Faust | Charles Gounod

Even as a young man, Charles Gounod felt attracted by the story of Goethe’s “Faust”. For his opera composition, however, he was only interested in the ...

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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: Thu 09. May. 2024

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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: Sat 16. Dec. 2023

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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: Fri 22. Dec. 2023

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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 ...

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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: Thu 07. Dec. 2023

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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. – ...

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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 ...

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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: Sun 14. Apr. 2024

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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 16. Jun. 2024

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Lucia di Lammermoor | Gaetano Donizetti

Lucia loves Edgardo, 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: Sat 03. Feb. 2024

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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: Thu 30. Mar. 2023

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Don Pasquale | Gaetano Donizetti

Don Pasquale, an older, wealthy man with a desire for a young, modest wife, meets the young couple Ernesto and Norina in Donizetti's opera. The only thing ...

next performance: Fri 19. Apr. 2024

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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: Wed 22. Nov. 2023

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Simon Boccanegra | Giuseppe Verdi

“The human heart is a source of eternal suffering,” thus a line from this Verdi opera, held in particularly high regard by cognoscenti. The fact that it ...

next performance: Wed 29. Mar. 2023

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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: Tue 11. Apr. 2023

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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 ...

next performance: Sat 22. Apr. 2023

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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: Sat 29. Apr. 2023

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Tannhäuser | Richard Wagner

An artist in contradiction - with himself, with society, with his beloved Elisabeth, with the erotic fascination of Venus. In the medieval legend of the ...

next performance: Sun 07. May. 2023

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann | Jacques Offenbach

Opéra Fantastique in five acts Libretto by Jules Barbier Based on the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Edited by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe ...

next performance: Mon 29. May. 2023

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Don Carlos | Giuseppe Verdi

In order to ensure peace between France and Spain, Princess Elisabeth de Valois decides against her great love: instead of Don Carlos, she marries his father, ...

next performance: Sat 11. Nov. 2023

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THE ART OF Sonya Yoncheva

Under the title THE ART OF, the solo evenings focus on experiencing the vocal artistry of exceptional international opera stars in its purest form, accompanied ...

next performance: Thu 21. Dec. 2023

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Jenufa | Leoš Janácek

Drama auf dem Dorf: Aus Eifersucht entstellt Laca mit einem Messerstich Jenufas Gesicht. Ihr Verlobter Stewa verlässt sie, obwohl sie von ihm schwanger ...

next performance: Sat 06. Jan. 2024

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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: Thu 18. Jan. 2024

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Peter Grimes | Benjamin Britten

Inszenierung: Sabine Hartmannshenn Bühnenbild und Kostüme: Wolfgang Gussmann Licht: Hans Toelstede Wenn Misstrauen und Gerüchte in einem ...

next performance: Sun 11. Feb. 2024

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La Cenerentola | Gioachino Rossini

Cenerentola is the Italian Cinderella. She lives with her stepfather and her two stepsisters, who make her life difficult. As in a fairy tale, she meets her ...

next performance: Thu 29. Feb. 2024

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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: Fri 29. Mar. 2024

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Stücke auf halbem Weg zur Bühne Seit September stellen wir einmal im Monat „Stücke auf halbem Weg zur Bühne“ vor, Stücke, deren ...

next performance: Thu 18. Apr. 2024

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THE ART OF Jakub Józef Orlinski

Under the title THE ART OF, the solo evenings focus on experiencing the vocal artistry of exceptional international opera stars in its purest form, accompanied ...

next performance: Mon 29. Apr. 2024

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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: Sun 02. Jun. 2024

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Die tote Stadt | Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Cocooned in the past, the widower Paul has withdrawn from life. His inner emptiness prevents any feelings. Only an open confrontation with his trauma revives ...

next performance: Wed 05. Jun. 2024

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opera stabile Repertoire

Am Rande des Schweigens

The portrait concert "Am Rande des Schweigens" is dedicated to a central piece of Sciarrino's chamber music: Vanitas. The subtitle "natura morta in un atto" ...

next performance: Fri 26. May. 2023

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Jung Repertoire

Fucking Åmål – Unser kleines Scheißkaff | Samuel Penderbayne

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

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Der Mistkäfer

Ein Orchestermärchen mit Musik von Andreas N. Tarkmann nach einer Geschichte von Hans Christian Andersen, Text von Jörg Schade. Missverstanden und ...

next performance: Mon 29. May. 2023

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Wenn mein Mond deine Sonne wäre

Mit Musik aus Sergei Prokofjews „Ein Sommertag“ und Georges Bizets „Jeux d’enfants“ Max hat große Sehnsucht nach seinem Opa, der „nicht mehr alle ...

next performance: Sun 23. Jun. 2024

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