News and Agenda

News

Make Art Possible!
No pickup truck – no scenery on stage. With your support you make art and wonderfully equipped performances at the Zurich Opera House possible. Further information on the appeal for donations can be found here.

Sounds for Eternity
The large number of donations, which were transferred from our circle of friends in favor of the new bells for the opera house, is overwhelming.
We would like to express our gratitude to the generous donors. Further information about the appeal for donations from the past season as well as a film with impressions of the bell casting and the baptism can be found here.

A re-encounter with Sophie de Lint in Amsterdam!
ARTE has put together a rich programme for the trip to Amsterdam from 4 to 7 April 2019.
The highlight will be the premiere of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser at the Dutch National Opera by Christof Loy under the musical direction of Marc Albrecht. Daniel Kirch can be heard as Tannhäuser, Stephen Milling as Landgrave Hermann, Svetlana Aksenova as Elisabeth and Ekaterina Gubanova as Venus. Sophie de Lint, former opera director in Zurich and director of the Netherlands National Opera since the current season, sends her warmest greetings and looks forward to welcoming you to her new work place.
For further information, please contact the office.

Agenda

Dear Friends of Zurich Opera,
please register for the following rehearsal visits and guided tours by e-mail or by telephone on 044 268 66 39.
Thank you very much.

Behind the scenes tour
Focus Die Gezeichneten
Saturday, 20 October 2018, 16.30 - 18.00 p.m.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Stage orchestra rehearsal Così fan tutte with nachgefragt at Spiegelsaal
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
18.00 nachgefragt, reception from 17.45, foyer box office
19.00 rehearsal, reception from 18.40, foyer box office
Under the direction of Maestro Cornelius Meister you will experience the soloists, the Opera Choir and the Philharmonia Zurich.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Orchestra rehearsal Bernstein 100th Birthday Concert
2nd Philharmonic Concert
Friday, 9 November 2018, 10.00 a.m.
Orchestra rehearsal room at Kreuzplatz
Under the direction of Maestro Wayne Marshall you will experience the violinists Bartlomiej Niziol and Claudius Herrmann on cello and the Philharmonia Zurich.
Reception from 9.30 a.m., orchestra rehearsal room at Kreuzplatz
Further information about the concert can be found here.

General meeting with following concert and aperitif
Monday, 19 November 2018, 18.00 p.m.
Studio stage
A personal invitation to the meeting follows.

Stage orchestra rehearsal Le Grand Macabre
Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10.00 a.m.
Under the direction of General Music Director Fabio Luisi you will experience the soloists, the Opera Choir and the Philharmonia Zurich.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Opera Ball
Saturday 16 March, 2019

Rehearsal Manon
Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10.00 a.m.
Under the direction of the director Floris Visser you will experience the soloists and the choir of the opera.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Season 2019/20 Presentation
Thursday, 4 April 2019, 18.00 p.m.
Orchestra rehearsal room Kreuzplatz

Guided tour behind the scenes
Focus on Hänsel and Gretel
Saturday, 20 April 2019, 16.30 p.m.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Stage orchestra rehearsal Il barbiere di Siviglia with nachgefragt
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10.00 a.m.
Theatre Winterthur
Under the direction of Maestro Antonino Fogliani you will experience the members of the International Opera Studio, the Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Additional Choir of the Zurich Opera.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Stage orchestra rehearsal Hippolyte et Aricie
Saturday, 11 May 2019, 10.00 a.m.
Under the direction of Emmanuelle Haïm you will experience the soloists, the orchestra La Scintilla and the choir of the opera.
Further information about the production can be found here.

Gala concert by the International Opera Studio followed by an aperitif
Monday, 8 July 2019, 19.00 p.m.
The highly talented young singers will present themselves in this final concert with a colourful aria and duet programme.
A personal invitation to the gala concert and subsequent aperitif will follow.