Spielplan im Mai

Come on in!

We’ve waited for this moment for more than five months: I am so pleased to share with you that we’ll be opening our doors once again on May 1, 2021. As we resume performance operations, we’ll do so with four premieres, six concert programs, and a grand total of more than 29 performances in May. Although regulations currently in place only allow for audiences of 50 individuals, the rich program we’ve put together is especially designed for these reduced capacities.

The Ballett Zürich will present the premiere of «Walking Mad», featuring choreographies by Edward Clug and Johan Inger, while the Junior Ballett will give the Zurich premiere of their «Impulse» production. And the premiere of «Die Geschichte vom Soldaten» («The Soldier’s Tale»), is my opportunity to stage Igor Stravinsky’s musical-theatrical masterpiece. Members of our soloist ensemble and of the International Opernstudio will present a series of six concerts in which they’ll juxtapose operatic literature with other musical genres including musicals, pop music, and folk music. And we’re delighted to welcome the Philharmonia Zürich back to the main stage of the Opernhaus Zürich. It’s still a bit too early to bring them back in full force – which means it’s the perfect time for each section of the Philharmonia to shine in six concerts, entitled «Philharmonia Winds», «Philharmonia Strings», and «Philharmonia Brass». And last but most certainly not least, the young talents of our International Opernstudio will give the Winterthur premiere of Donizetti’s «Viva la Mamma».

We can’t begin to describe how thrilled we are to welcome you personally back to the Opernhaus for these performances – but want to assure you that our digital «Souvenirs» program will continue as planned. You can find an overview of our program for May here.

See you soon at your Opernhaus!

Humbly yours,
Andreas Homoki

«Walking Mad»

The rehearsal trailer for the choreography by Johan Inger. For the first time, Ballett Zürich is to dance a piece by the Swedish choreographer.


Trailer «Impulse»

The premiere of «Impulse» could only be experienced by an online audience. Now the exciting evening can be seen for the first time on the opera house stage.

Behind the scenes: «Winterreise» with Giulia Tonelli

With the upcoming live stream, our 1st soloist Giulia Tonelli dances the first time in Christian Spuck's «Winterreise». We followed Giulia to the rehearsals and talked with her about her role and the piece.


Cancellation of the regular program through the end of the season

We unfortunately must announce that we will not be able to continue with our originally scheduled season. Opera and ballet performances are art forms with high personnel numbers, with some 150-200 individuals working each evening. It is not possible to justify performances with a small seating capacity. It is for this reason, and with the long lead times required to plan productions in mind, that we regretfully announce that we have decided, in consultation with the Canton of Zurich, to cancel our regular schedule through the end of the season.

You can find further information here.

Ballett Zürich awarded

Company of the Year

Ballett Zürich has been named «Company of the Year» by the critics' survey of the renowned magazine «tanz». In addition, Christian Spuck's production of Helmut Lachenmann's «Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern» has been named «Production of the Year».