Artistic diversity is at the heart of opera at Theater Basel. Great classics, from baroque to contemporary, meet new creations and redeveloped pieces. Directors and conductors with their own unique styles shape the programme. The opera ensemble, the Theater Basel choir, the opera studio OperAvenir and guest singers of international renown can be experienced on all the stages of Theater Basel. We collaborate continuously with the various orchestras and ensembles of the musical city of Basel, such as Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kammerorchester Basel, Barockensemble La Cetra and Ensemble Phoenix Basel. The head of opera is the artistic director and opera director Benedikt von Peter.

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Over the summer of 2020 we will only be selling subscriptions. This allows forward-thinking theatre-goers to secure their seats and tickets for the 20/21 season. To see an overview of all subscriptions, click here


Premieren 21/22

Wiederaufnahmen 21/22

1 hour, 1 artist, 1 classic
«Limitations reveal the master.» Goethe

Hamlet, Käthchen, Othello, Medea. The theatre department is taking its educational mission seriously. Every month we will be performing a different work of the classical canon. Reworked as a solo performance. On a specially designed small stage in the foyer. The run time is one hour. Budget-friendly admission. The ballet and opera departments are also involved in this cross-disciplinary project within the framework of ‹Klassikermaschine spezial›. Revolving around the most fundamental of all theatre questions: What has it got to do with me?

The night café is legendary. Its new home after 14 November 2020 will be in the recently opened theatre café. Surprise formats of all kinds perform on the newly installed café stage. Every 3rd Friday of the month. At eleven in the evening. Dance, performance, music or show.

Opera Ensemble

Sinfonieorchester BaselOperavenirOpernchor Opernchorakademie (OCA)



Musikalische Einstudierung

  • Hélio Vida (Leitung OperAvenir)
  • Thomas Wise (Studienleitung und Dirigent)
  • Nadejda Belneeva (Pianistin für den Chor)
  • Leonid Maximov (Solorepetitor)
  • Iryna Krasnovska (Solorepetitorin)


Musikalische Leitung


  • Basler Madrigalisten
  • Kammerorchester Basel
  • Knabenkantorei Basel
  • Mädchenkantorei Basel
  • I Musici de la Cetra
  • Ensemble Phoenix Basel


Mitarbeit Regie


Mitarbeit Bühne

  • Andrej Rutar







  • Kristian Alm
  • Suzan Boogaerdt
  • Raphael Clamer
  • Diamanda La Berge Dramm
  • Stephan Eberhard
  • Nicolas Franciscus
  • Matilda Gustafsson
  • Martin Hug
  • Marquis’ McGee
  • Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
  • Daniele Pintaudi
  • Seraphina Schweiger 
  • Giulia Tornarolli
  • Bianca van der Schoot
  • Frank Willens



  • Monika Anderhuber-Lichtenberg
  • Ingo Anders
  • Victor Andrés Barbagelata Contreras
  • Martin Baumeister
  • Boguslaw Bidzinski
  • Eva Buffoni
  • Carmela Calvano Forte
  • Nadia Catania
  • Emily Jane Dilewski
  • Giulia Gautschi-Del Re
  • Sonja Ilona Goltz
  • Karin Hellmich
  • Piotr Jan Hoeder
  • Antoni Kasprzak
  • Georgia Knower
  • Svetlana Korneeva
  • Martin Krämer
  • Jacek Krosnicki
  • Flavio Fernando Mathias
  • Evelyn Meier
  • Mkhanyiseli Mlombi
  • Doris Monnerat
  • Markus Moritz
  • Monika Noll-Talenta
  • Eckhard Otto
  • Elisabeth Picello
  • Marco Pobuda
  • Esther Randegger
  • Heike Roggenkamp
  • Constantin Rupp
  • André Nicolas Schann
  • Donovan Elliot Smith
  • Vladimir Vassilev
  • Lisa Westermann (Chorinspizientin)
  • Frauke Cornelia Willimczik-Mäder
  • Vivian Zatta
  • Xiaohui Zhang


  • Stephanie Denzel-Hoffman
  • Emily Jane Dilewski
  • Cécilia Roumi


  • Rahel Bänziger
  • Patrice Battistelli
  • Tarik Benchekmoumou
  • Margrit Bietenholz
  • Roman Blazejewski
  • Cornelia Bühler
  • Karin Diacon
  • Manuela Gaggiotti
  • Beat Hediger
  • Pamela Herzog
  • Ursula Küpfer
  • Andreas Laue
  • Sylvia Marian
  • Claudia Marugg
  • Erika Nuber
  • Dominik Nüscheler
  • Maurus Quinter
  • Lize Raes
  • Karl Rillig
  • Alfredo Robles
  • Edith Röthlisberger
  • Antonie Santschi
  • Volker Scheuber
  • Renata Simon
  • Dorothea Steiner
  • Mirjam Stritt
  • René Tena
  • Roger Wirz
  • Manfred Zanger