Welcome

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.

Premieren 21/22

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria Oper

07.11. – 27.02.
10 Events, 12+

Matthäus-Passion Oper

25.03. – 26.06.
15 Events, 12+

Der Barbier von Sevilla Oper

08.05. – 23.06.
11 Events, 8+

Einstein on the Beach Oper

04.06. – 24.06.
8 Events, 14+

Trallalali, trallalala! Oper

10.06. – 10.06.
1 Events, 6+

Opera subscription

Never miss an opera performance, benefit from fixed dates and save money. Opera is even more fun with a subscription!

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

Wiederaufnahmen 21/22

Alte Tiere Hochgestapelt Oper

27.08. – 24.09.
5 Events, 12+

Mediathek

Klassikermaschine

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?

Night café

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.

Kollektive

Sinfonieorchester BaselOperavenirOpernchor Opernchorakademie (OCA)

Opera Ensemble

Team Oper

Künstlerische Direktion

  • Benedikt von Peter (Künstlerischer Leiter)
  • Jean Denes (Operndirektor)
  • Michael Clark (Chordirektor)

Dramaturgie

  • Roman Reeger (Leitender Dramaturg Oper)
  • Meret Kündig
  • Niels Nuijten

Musikalische Einstudierung

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

Regieassistenz

  • Karsten Barthold
  • Caterina Cianfarini
  • Ulrike Jühe
  • Maria-Magdalena Kwaschik

Musikalische Leitung

  • Ivor Bolton
  • Tito Ceccherini
  • Clemens Heil
  • Johannes Keller
  • Francesc Prat
  • Jonathan Stockhammer
  • Hélio Vida
  • Thomas Wise

Gastensemble/Musik

  • Knabenkantorei Basel
  • I Musici de la Cetra
  • Les Reines Prochaines & Friends

Regie

  • Romeo Castellucci
  • Caterina Cianfarini
  • Herbert Fritsch
  • Krystian Lada
  • Simon McBurney
  • Wolfgang Nägele
  • Benedikt von Peter

Mitarbeit Regie

  • Silvia Costa
  • Josie Daxter
  • Ruth Sullivan

Bühne/Kostüme

  • Márton Ágh
  • Geraldine Arnold
  • Victoria Behr
  • Romeo Castellucci
  • Silvia Costa
  • Nicky Gillibrand
  • Didzis Jaunzems
  • Michael Levine
  • Marion Andrea Menziger
  • Bente Rolandsdotter
  • Katrin Wittig

Lichtdesign

  • Tamás Bányai
  • Stefan Bolliger
  • Romeo Castellucci
  • Mike Gunning
  • Jean Kalman
  • Susanne Reinhardt

Video

  • Jane Michelmore
  • Finn Ross

Sounddesign

  • Gareth Fry
  • Matthew Herbert
  • Mathieu Maurice

Choreographie

  • Evelin Facchini

Sängerinnen und Sänger

  • Nathan Berg
  • Rebecca Bottone
  • Noel Bouley
  • Katarina Bradić
  • Karl-Heinz Brandt
  • Nicole Chevalier
  • Raphael Clamer
  • Jason Cox
  • James Creswell
  • Paul Curievici
  • Arthur Espiritu
  • Jasmin Etezadzadeh
  • Rachel Harnisch
  • Meike Hartmann
  • Théo Imart
  • Kai Kluge
  • Rainelle Krause
  • Michael Laurenz
  • Jamez McCorkle
  • André Morsch
  • Regula Mühlemann
  • Andrew Murphy
  • Günter Papendell
  • Ena Pongrac
  • Rolf Romei
  • Alex Rosen
  • Judith van Wanroij
  • Hubert Wild
  • Patrick Zielke

OperAvenir

  • Alex Banfield
  • Kali Hardwick (OperAvenir Plus)
  • Paull-Anthony Keightley
  • Stefanie Knorr
  • N.N.

Chor

  • Monika Anderhuber-Lichtenberg
  • Ingo Anders
  • Victor Andrés Barbagelata Contreras
  • Martin Baumeister
  • Boguslaw Bidzinski
  • Eva Buffoni
  • Carmela Calvano Forte
  • Nadia Catania
  • Krzysztof Debicki
  • Giulia Gautschi-Del Re
  • Sonja Ilona Goltz
  • Karin Hellmich
  • Piotr Jan Hoeder
  • Antoni Kasprzak
  • Georgia Knower
  • Hendrik Köhler
  • Svetlana Korneeva
  • Martin Krämer
  • Jacek Krosnicki
  • Ewa Leska-Burska
  • 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
  • Frauke Cornelia Willimczik-Mäder
  • Vivian Zatta
  • Xiaohui Zhang

Opernchorakademie

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

Extrachor

  • 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
  • Karl Rillig
  • Alfredo Robles
  • Edith Röthlisberger
  • Antonie Santschi
  • Volker Scheuber
  • Renata Simon
  • Dorothea Steiner
  • Kurt Stöcklin
  • Mirjam Stritt
  • René Tena
  • Roger Wirz
  • Manfred Zanger

Inspizienz

  • Jean-Pierre Bitterli
  • Martin Buck
  • Arthur Kimmerle
  • Thomas Kolbe
  • N.N.

Oper gesamt

Die Zauberflöte Opera

22.08. – 05.02.
15 Events, 6+

Nachtcafé: Tango-Konzert Oper

26.08. – 26.08.
1 Events

Alte Tiere Hochgestapelt Opera

27.08. – 24.09.
5 Events, 12+

4½ Jahreszeiten Opera

18.09. – 15.10.
9 Events, 12+

Nachtcafé: Konzert der Brüder Fërns Oper

16.09. – 16.09.
1 Events

Nachtcafé: Bella Nugent und Band Oper

30.09. – 30.09.
1 Events

Klassikermaschine: Sommernachtstraum Oper

11.10. – 28.10.
4 Events

Familienkonzert: Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu Oper

28.10. – 30.10.
2 Events

Nachtcafé: Flow Nights Oper

28.10. – 28.10.
1 Events

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria Opera

07.11. – 27.02.
10 Events, 12+

Nachtcafé: Flow Nights Oper

18.11. – 18.11.
1 Events

Nachtcafé: Marquis`McGee & Guests Oper

19.11. – 19.11.
1 Events

Familienkonzert: Der Josa mit der Zauberfiedel Oper

26.11. – 27.11.
2 Events, 4+

Eine Winterreise Opera

22.01. – 27.02.
8 Events, 12+

Matthäus-Passion Opera

25.03. – 26.06.
15 Events, 12+

Der Barbier von Sevilla Opera

08.05. – 23.06.
11 Events, 8+

Einstein on the Beach Opera

04.06. – 24.06.
8 Events, 14+

Trallalali, trallalala! Opera

10.06. – 10.06.
1 Events, 6+