Upcoming performances

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    L'incoronazione di Poppea Opera

    • Eine Szene aus Pferd frisst Hut
    • Eine Szene aus Pferd frisst Hut
    • Eine Szene aus Pferd frisst Hut
    • Eine Szene aus Pferd frisst Hut
    • Eine Szene aus Pferd frisst Hut

    Pferd frisst Hut Opera

    • Eine Szene aus Carmen
    • Eine Szene aus Carmen
    • Eine Szene aus Carmen
    • Eine Szene aus Carmen
    • Eine Szene aus Carmen

    Carmen Opera

    Artistic diversity remains the core of opera at Theater Basel. Great classics of music theatre, from the beginnings to the present, meet new creations and world premieres. We are also opening the 2023/24 season in many voices: a four-week festival contextualises Benedikt von Peter's new production of Wagner's 'Ring' with works by various theatre-makers. This will be followed in autumn by the world premiere of the musical comedy 'Pferd frisst Hut', composed by Herbert Grönemeyer. Constanza Macras stages Bizet's opera classic 'Carmen' and Christoph Marthaler returns to the theatre with Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppea'. For children and families, the mask theatre group Familie Flöz brings a poetic piece of music theatre to the stage with 'Unter dem Meer'. You can discover all this and much more in our programme.

    Der Ring – Ein Festival
    Opera

    Benedikt von Peter's new production meets commissioned works, discussion series, late-night formats and other events. In contrast to Wagner's idea of a Gesamtkunstwerk, the intention is to create a collective work of art in the years 2023-2025.

    Mediathek

    Premieres 23/24

    Resumptions 23/24

    For selected opera performances, there are now two exclusive seats in the orchestra pit. Observe the interaction between conductor and musicians and experience the orchestral sound at close quarters.

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    Debates, discourses, readings, performances, intimate concerts. Theater Basel invites everyone to come along and discuss current issues or experience the talents of in-house or visiting artists on the corner stage of the theatre café.

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    Sinfonieorchester BaselOperAvenirOpernchor Opernchorakademie (OCA) Mädchenkantorei BaselKammerorchester BaselLa Cetra Barockorchester

    A complete list of all ensemble and team members of the opera can be found here (in German only):

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