At the Opera House, there are inexplicable things happening. At least that's what you think. In our new film series we focus exactly on the questions you ask yourself when you sit in the audience and let the magic of opera, ballet and concert have an effect on you. Because some things can suddenly be explained, others not... Check out our movies!

Stage Fright

Our latest episode examines the famous stage fright. Conductor Speranza Scappucci, tenor Benjamin Bernheim and baritone Huw Montague Rendall talk about a very special moment in the life of an artist: the performance on stage.


Have you ever wondered why we drive «advertising billboards» all over Zurich? This film reveals why the red scenery trucks are so important for Zurich Opera House to remain at the head of the Champions League of the major opera houses!

Theater Magic

The Zurich Opera House is a «treasure chest bursting with surprises» that will amaze you – in the first episode of our film series we explore the magical phenomena on and behind the stage.

Coming soon

A true firework of episodes! The first three movies are released and many more will follow. To make sure you don't miss anything, visit this Stories website regularly and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Power of Fate

It is rumoured that since the premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's La forza del destino a curse has been on the piece. And indeed, our premiere in May 2018 did not go completely smoothly. «Of all the catastrophes I experienced at a premiere, this was certainly a ten,» says director Andreas Homoki. In this film you can see what actually happened...

... but were afraid to ask

With a huge drumroll we launch our new short film series «What you always wanted to know about the Opernhaus, but were afraid to ask». In the course of this and the following seasons, we present exciting, touching and surprising stories from our Opera House cosmos.

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