By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Only 12 performances until 27 June 2021
  • 1 hour 50 minutes without an interval
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In Latin
  • With German surtitles
  • With English surtitles

Dates & Tickets


A requiem mass as an ode to life

Romeo Castellucci stages Mozart’s unfinished ‹Requiem› as a powerful and moving scenic meditation about disappearance 
and transience. Ritual dances transform the musical requiem mass into a celebration of life. The Basel Opera Choir has spent a whole year rehearsing with the dancers of the ballet ensemble.
The Italian theatre-maker is one of the most important present-day directors. Ivor Bolton, Ivor Bolton, the principal conductor of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, will be conducting his first opera performance at Theater Basel.

About the work

NEW! Digital bookstall

Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.


NEW! Instead of a matinée – before the premiere

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take an exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.

  • Meeting point is the foyer
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Usually in German
  • CHF 10
  • Date: 12 May 2021, 7 pm


Fully trained teachers take care of your children while you enjoy the performance. Book when purchasing your tickets, or at the latest two days before the performance at

Date: 13 June 2021, 5 pm


Co-production with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Adelaide Festival