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Sunday
15.
December
20:00
Opernhaus Zürich
It’s an age-old story from the tradition of the commedia dell’arte: an elderly miser intends to marry a young girl, who is rich to boot. In Gaetano Donizetti’s dramma buffo, the old man’s name is Don Pasquale. Besides money and youth, the marriage is also intended to disinherit his nephew, Ernesto. However, this plan is thwarted by the scheming Doctor Malatesta, who of all people introduces to Don Pasquale Ernesto’s lover, Norina, under a false identity. Scarcely has the – … [more]
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25.00 / 30.00 CHF
Monday
16.
December
19:30
Theater Neumarkt
“The world is burning and we are dancing on the abyss,” says the master of ceremony, Mike Bonanno. In chapter III of THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?, a free stage adaptation of Horace McCoy’s novel, the public dance marathons of 1930s’ America are in focus, in which people literally danced until they dropped. The American activist and filmmaker Bonanno (The Yes Men) bridges in co-direction with the choreographer and dancer, Jeremy Nedd, the original novel and the present of our … [more]
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10.00 / 15.00 CHF
Wednesday
18.
December
19:30
Schauspielhaus Zürich (Pfauen)
The cherry orchard must be sold. And it will be sold too. When landlady Ranevskaya returns to her childhood estate after years abroad, land tenure laws and power relations have changed, and the relationships being so new are still too fragile to provide a foundation for the future. Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard is the story of a social shift. Rises and falls through the structures of wealth loosen the cement binding society together. By trying to describe what could provide a … [more]
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10.00 / 15.00 CHF
Friday
20.
December
20:00
Schauspielhaus Zürich (Pfauen)
We can make it. We just have to make an effort, work, be diligent and not spare ourselves. Then nothing will be able to stop us, neither poverty nor natural disasters, and certainly not other people. This is what the Joad family believes at the beginning of John Steinbeck’s epoch-defining American epic – as, holding on firmly to this belief, they set off for the golden West, where oranges grow everywhere and there is work for everybody. Or so they’ve … [more]
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10.00 / 15.00 CHF
Sunday
22.
December
20:00
Schauspielhaus Zürich (Pfauen)
Nicolas Stemann’s Werther! has been travelling theworld for more than 20 years; together with its performer Philipp Hochmair, it has managed to surpass itself. This youthful stroke of genius created by these two theatre artists finally arrives at the Schauspielhaus. A timeless and wild ego trip through the depths of an aching heart. The play is in german with english subtitles. [more]
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10.00 / 15.00 CHF
Thursday
26.
December
20:30
Schauspielhaus Zürich (Pfauen)
In his family production, Nicolas Stemann reimagines this renowned fairy tale by farcically confronting it with the absurdity of our present time; thus, unsettling subtextis revealed which can only be subtly hinted at in a children’s play. In addition to many performances at child-friendly times, a special version for adults, a kind of “director’s cut”, will be performed at prime time. The play is in german with english subtitles. [more]
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10.00 / 15.00 CHF
Sunday
19.
January
19:30
Opernhaus Zürich
It's been known for a while: The world-renowned conductor Gianandrea Noseda will take up the post of General Music Director at Zurich Opera House in the 2021/22 season. The Italian, who is currently Chief Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. and was a great success as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino from 2007 to 2018, has already stood at the podium of the Philharmonia Zurich several times, including in 2016/17 in the new production of … [more]
Registration launch date:
Jan. 1, 2020, noon
25.00 / 30.00 CHF
Wednesday
29.
January
19:00
Opernhaus Zürich
Disguised as a man and calling herself Fidelio (the faithful), Leonore has herself employed as the assistant to the gaoler in a state prison. The governor of the prison is keeping her husband – his most dangerous opponent – hidden there, and intends to starve him slowly to death. When the minister comes for a review of the prison, the governor decides that the prisoner must die quickly. Leonore has to dig her own husband’s grave. At the moment of … [more]
Registration launch date:
Jan. 1, 2020, noon
25.00 / 30.00 CHF