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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


Venere e Adone | Salvatore Sciarrino

Sounds from the silence. They come closer, move and dissolve into darkness. Their nature is being and non-being, coming into being and passing away - the same ...

next performance: Fri 29. Sep. 2023


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: Thu 05. Oct. 2023


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 14. Oct. 2023


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: Fri 03. Nov. 2023


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


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


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


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


Der fliegende Holländer | Richard Wagner

Senta's dreams are directed towards the sea: will the man who will free her from her restricted life at home come from there? It begins stormily; Wagner's first ...

next performance: Sun 10. Dec. 2023


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


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


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


Jenufa | Leoš Janácek

Drama in the village: Laca disfigures Jenufa's face with a knife out of jealousy. Her fiancé Stewa leaves her, although she is pregnant by him. Jenufa secretly ...

next performance: Sat 06. Jan. 2024


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


Il trittico | Giacomo Puccini

Three stories that could not be more different: A comedy of inheritance in 13th century Florence, borrowed from Dante's Divine Comedy, a drama of jealousy in ...

next performance: Sun 21. Jan. 2024


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


Peter Grimes | Benjamin Britten

When mistrust and rumors start doing the rounds in a village, it's hard to fight them. Peter Grimes, a fisherman, has to experience this as well. He is said to ...

next performance: Sun 11. Feb. 2024


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: Tue 13. Feb. 2024


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


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


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


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


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


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


Lady Macbeth von Mzensk | Dmitri Schostakowitsch

A woman becomes a murderess, but still the 26-year-old composer Shostakovich has sympathy for her. Katerina Ismailova - killer and victim at the same time - ...

next performance: Sun 12. May. 2024


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


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


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


Carmen | Georges Bizet

Carmen charms everyone with her dancing and singing - only one of them turns her down: Don José. He, of all people, is supposed to arrest her after an argument ...

next performance: Fri 14. Jun. 2024


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


Jung Repertoire

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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