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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Premieres 22/23

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

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


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.


Opera Ensemble

Sinfonieorchester BaselOperavenirOpernchor Opernchorakademie (OCA)