Would you like to know what happens on the stage when lighting, building and rehearsing? When the director looks for a suitable gesture with the soloists and the conductor repeats a passage tirelessly until he is absolutely satisfied with sound and dynamics? Then you are right in the circle of the Friends of the Opera Zurich.

Thanks to visits of rehearsals, workshops and guided tours, you can experience the unique view behind the scenes.

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Member / Membership for two°
Annual fee of CHF 400/550
Junior:in (up to 30 years) annual fee of CHF 100
Your benefits: Six rehearsal visits, two behind-the-scenes tours, presentation of the program by the artistic director, aperitif and concert by the International Opera Studio (IOS) after the members' meeting, aperitif after the gala concert by the IOS at the end of the season, exclusive ticket hotline, exclusive advance purchase right for tickets for the coming season, newsletter with backstage information.

Young Friends (up to 35 years)
Annual fee of CHF 250
Additional benefits: The new category provides a deeper insight into the opera cosmos with its brand new formats.
On special occasions you will have the opportunity to network among the 30 to 35 year old opera friends. You will receive a personal invitation to those events.

Benefactor / Benefactor couple° / Sponsor
Annual contribution of CHF 1'200/ 2'000/2'500
Additional benefits: Two dress rehearsal visits of your choice, attendance at an IOS workshop.

Annual contribution of CHF 5'000
Additional benefits: Invitation to all dress rehearsals, visit to an IOS workshop, invitation to an aperitif with the Intendanz, exclusive pre-order tickets for the next season, concierge service for your opera house visit, free exchange of subscription tickets.

Principle Patron
Annual contribution of CHF 10'000
Additional benefits on request and by arrangement: visit to a performance backstage, participation in rehearsals and workshops of the IOS

For a scholarship of the IOS CHF 30'000
Additional benefits on request and by arrangement: We fulfill your wishes à la carte. 

°Couple memberships apply to people living in the same household.

Membership as a gift

Are you looking for an original gift? Whether for a birthday, for Christmas, for a wedding or for an anniversary: ​​a gift for members of the Friends of the Opera Zurich does a good job and makes you happy. They help us to support young talents or to finance a new production at the Opernhaus Zürich. The recipient of the opera house is very close to the opera house and enjoys special privileges such as a right of first refusal to buy tickets for the coming season, different views behind the scenes of the opera house, or free rehearsals and knows the circle of like-minded people.

The gift of a membership to the Friends of the Opera Zurich is quite simple:

  1. Select the desired membership category from the navigation point «Membership».
  2. Enter further details and requests in the message field.
  3. The office will then contact you.

Do you have any questions? Get in touch with Katherine Waldvogel and Kim Oerer via or +41 44 268 66 39.

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