Saint François d’Assise
Opera

Opera in three acts and eight scenes by Olivier Messiaen

  • 3 hours 40 minutes with an interval
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In French
  • With German surtitles
  • With English surtitles

Information

Mammoth opera about the ultimate questions on a spectacular arena stage

He lived in voluntary poverty and preached to animals. The radical life of Saint Francis of Assisi inspired Olivier Messiaen’s only opera. The composer created a huge mosaic of sound using vivid images, intense orchestral colours and atmospheric bird calls. The head of artistic direction Benedikt von Peter stages this masterpiece of the 20th century as an existential borderline experience in a world after the catastrophe. On Márton Ágh’s spectacular arena stage, the audience becomes part of the action.

Just ten times in three weeks!

Dates & Tickets

05.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-05 19:00:00 2020-10-05 19:20:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Foyer
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
15.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-15 19:00:00 2020-10-15 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
18.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-18 18:00:00 2020-10-18 21:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 17:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
21.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-21 19:00:00 2020-10-21 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
24.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-24 19:00:00 2020-10-24 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
26.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-26 19:00:00 2020-10-26 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
28.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-28 19:00:00 2020-10-28 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
30.10.
O'Clock
2020-10-30 19:00:00 2020-10-30 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
01.11.
O'Clock
2020-11-01 16:00:00 2020-11-01 19:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 15:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
06.11.
O'Clock
2020-11-06 19:00:00 2020-11-06 22:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 18:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+
08.11.
O'Clock
2020-11-08 18:00:00 2020-11-08 21:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 17:30 Uhr

Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/saintfrancoisdassise
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
12+

About the work

NEW! Instead of a matinée – before the premiere

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take a 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
  • CHF 10
  • Usually in German
  • Date: 05.10.2020, 7 pm 

Childcare

We take care of your children while you enjoy the performance. Book when purchasing your ticket.

Date: 01.11.2020, 4 pm

Thank you!

With support from Theaterverein Basel

Künstlerisches Team

Cast