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Thu 07 Dec

Song recital Simon Keenlyside

Fri 08 Dec


Choreographies by Wayne McGregor, Cathy Marston and Jerome Robbins
Sat 09 Dec


Choreographies by Wayne McGregor, Cathy Marston and Jerome Robbins
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Song recital

Simon Keenlyside

The British baritone Simon Keenlyside and pianist Malcom Martineau dedicate their Zurich recital to German and French song. The two perform Mörike-Lieder by Hugo Wolf, songs from Schubert's Schwanengesang and works by Claude Debussy and Gabriel Fauré. The selected Brahms songs and Maurice Ravel's short song cycle Histoires naturelles, based on animal poems by Jules Renard, bear witness to the fact that Keenlyside originally wanted to become a zoologist and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors: the main roles here are played by a vain peacock, a diligent cricket, a voracious swan, a majestic kingfisher and a funny guinea fowl.

07 Dec 2023


Trailer «Sweeney Todd»

«Bryn Terfel sings and plays this Sweeney so intimately, so movingly that one forgives him for all the murders and feels deep sympathy»

SRF, 10.12.18

'Tis the season!

Gifts from the Opernhaus

The wait is over: our iconic truck tarp bags are back! They are the perfect Christmas present for your environmentally conscious best friend. Impress your in-laws with a gift card while your nephew will be delighted with a Club Jung membership.


Philharmonic Concert

Beethoven Strauss

Richard Strauss created a monumental work with Sinfonia domestica, a tone poem about a day in the life of a wealthy family. Equally monumental is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, written at the beginning of the 19th century under the specter of Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna. Martin Helmchen, one of the most sought-after German pianists today, interprets the work together with the Philharmonia Zürich under the baton of Marc Albrecht.

17 Dec 2023


Trailer «Barkouf»

«Two and a half hours of light-hearted entertainment»

NZZ, 24.10.22


Nov / Dec


Don't know it, never heard of it, what's that supposed to be? We have created a playlist for you with selected hits from our November and December program. 

A Different Perspective

Guided Tours

Have you ever taken part in a guided tour of the opera house? It will take you onto the stage, past the props, make-up and dressmaking departments, into the costume depository as well as the Opera House’s furniture and stage-set warehouses. Also available in English!

Dancing with Neurological Challenges

«Connect» is a dance project for people with neurological challenges such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's and offers participants the opportunity to create connections with themselves and others. Creativity, lightness, balance, expression, posture: all this can be rediscovered in dance.