The trailer of «Idomeneo»

Probably Mozart’s most personal opera

Jetske Mijnssen is staging «Idomeneo»

Joseph Kaiser sings Idomeneo in «Idomeneo»
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller sings Ilia in «Idomeneo»

Backstage: The music of «Lunea»

Musicians about the composition of Heinz Holliger

Trailer «Emergence» - Ballett Zürich

Trailer «Speak For Yourself» - Ballett Zürich
Trailer «Petruschka / Sacre» - Ballett Zürich

For children from the age of 6

Hexe Hillary geht in die Oper

The little witch Hillary wins two tickets for the opera on the radio. She is proud of her prize – until she realizes that she has no idea what that is: opera. And when the opera tickets arrive by mail, the disappointment is perfect: only two boring papers. But she decides to go on a discovery tour in the world of opera...

24, 27 Sep; 17, 19, 20, 30, 31 Dec 2017; 10, 17 Jan; 10, 25 Feb; 03, 04 Mar 2018


Day-care centre for little music lovers

Operinos is the small daycare center of the Zurich Opera House and is centrally located in Seefeld. Founded in 2000 by members of the Zurich Opera House, the Kita Operinos is open to children of Opera House staff as well as external children (from 4 months to kindergarten entry).

At the moment, childcare places are available – even in the afternoon!



Michael Fichtenholz will be appointed opera director at the Opernhaus Zürich from the 2018/19 season. +++ In the revival Werther, Melissa Petit will sing the role of Sophie instead of Rebeca Olvera. +++ Opernhaus Zürich is nominated for the International Classical Music Award 2018 (ICMA) with Messa da Requiem, Rachmaninov Piano Trios and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. ++++ The recordings of Messa da Requiem, Frank Martin and the Mozart arias by Juan Diego Flórez are nominated for the German Record Critics' Award 2018. +++ The magazine Opernwelt appoints the Philharmonia Records recording by Frank Martin as «CD of the month» (February 2018). +++ In the revival of Parsifal Stefan Vinke takes over the title role instead of Brandon Jovanovich, who unfortunately has to cancel the production for health reasons. The role of Amfortas sings Lauri Vasar instead of Levente Molnar. +++ In the revival of Der fliegende Holländer Steven Humes takes over the role of Daland instead of Lars Woldt. +++ Jean-Sébastien Bou sings the role of Escamillo in the revival of Carmen instead of Levente Molnar.