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Opening hours ticket office
during the summer break

From 16 Jul to 2 Sep 2018 the ticket office will be closed.
From 3 Sep 2018 we will be back in the house and reopen the counters.

You can reach us by telephone during the whole summer break on weekdays from 10am to 2pm at +41 44 268 66 66.
Tickets can also be purchased online at any time during the summer break.



Season opening party

When people start queuing on Sechseläutenplatz at nine in the morning at the end of September, that time of year is upon us – the Opera House is opening its doors after the summer break. All are invited to the annual opening party. This time, we will be premièring our children’s opera Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse (Konrad or the Tin Can Child) on the Studio Stage, and on the main stage you will be able to attend the public dress rehearsal of Verdi’s Macbeth or a performance of Offenbach’s operetta, Häuptling Abendwind. Of course, you will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour behind the scenes, explore the costume department and workshops, attend ballet workshops, and much more besides. As always, all these events are free of charge

Tickets are available for certain performances.

22 Sep 2018

Trailer «La verità in cimento»

Trailer «Macbeth»
Trailer «La bohème»

Team 2021: Gianandrea Noseda, Andreas Homoki & Christian Spuck



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. +++ Michael Fichtenholz will be appointed opera director at the Opernhaus Zürich from the 2018/19 season. +++ In the resumption La verità in cimento Anna Devin takes over the role of Rosane instead of Julie Fuchs, who has to cancel the production due to her pregnancy. +++ The role of Bassa Selim in the resumption Die Entführung aus dem Serail is taken over by Stefan Gubser in place of Henning Vogt. +++ In the resumption Lucia di Lammermoor Nina Minasyan will take over the title role for the performances on 22, 28 Feb as well as 14, 19 Mar instead of Diana Damrau, while Venera Gimadieva will sing the remaining performances on 26 Feb, 5 and 10 Mar as planned. The role of Raimondo Bidebent is sung in all performances by Wenwei Zhang instead of Nicolas Testé.