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Trailer «Le Grand Macabre»

Leigh Melrose sings Nekrotzar in «Le Grand Macabre»
Tito Ceccherini conducts «Le Grand Macabre»


Intendant Andreas Homoki and Ballet director Christian Spuck extend their contract until 2025, Gianandrea Noseda becomes the new General Music Director from the 2021/22 season. +++ 22 opera houses, 14 countries, one new opera season for Europe. The European culture channel ARTE Concert presents outstanding productions, great classics, exciting novelties and rediscoveries of the most important opera stages in Europe on its new digital ARTE Opera Season.  From 31 Jan, Hector Berlioz' Les Troyens will be broadcast from the Opéra Bastille in Paris. +++ In the two performances of Lucia di Lammermoor on 22 and 26 February 2019, Artur Ruciński takes over the role of Lord Enrico Ashton instead of Roman Burdenko. +++


Nibble, nibble, gnaw

Based on the famous fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm, Engelbert Humperdinck created an opera for children and adults equally.


Song recital

Anja Harteros

Anja Harteros is one of the most sought-after sopranos of our time. Her international career has led her to the Metropolitan Opera, the Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the State Operas in Munich, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg and Dresden, the Opera Houses in Florence, Amsterdam, Paris, Geneva, Tokyo as well as to the Salzburg Festival. In Zurich she can not only be heard this season in the revival of Verdi's La forza del destino, but also on her own song recital with selected songs by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf. She will be accompanied by Wolfram Rieger on the piano.

04 Mar 2019



1st La Scintilla Concert

The concert series of the Orchestra La Scintilla, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this season, begins on 7th of March. Under the direction of the conductor and violinist Riccardo Minasi, who will be working regularly with our original sound ensemble from this season on, we will celebrate the beginning of the concert series with the Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1721 Bach dedicated these six instrumental concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg. However, the works were not composed especially for this occasion, but were arranged newly. This also explains why the six concertos, which can be heard as a cycle in this Scintilla concerto, show great stylistic differences and are played with very different instruments.

07 Mar 2019