Zürich offers so many sights to see. A relaxed stroll through the city reveals something amazing at every corner: architectural highlights, historic squares, streets and districts, churches, works of art and much more.
Zürich Opera House
The Zurich Opera House was the first Opera House in all of Europe that had electric lighting. The neo-baroque theatre building in front of the Sechseläuten green space on the shore of Lake Zürich was built in 1891 upon 1,800 oak piles. The first opera performed there was Richard Wagner’s ‘Lohengrin’.
The history of the Zurich Opera House is full of highlights: Wilhelm Furtwängler started his career here, and Richard Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ was performed here in 1913 – the first time it had ever been performed outside Bayreuth. Ferruccio Busoni, Paul Hindemith, Richard Strauss, Othmar Schoeck, Arthur Honegger, Frank Martin and other famous composers all influenced the development of Zürich’s musical and theatrical life.
The Zurich Opera House is considered one of the best venues in the world for opera. In more than 270 performances per season, such international singing stars as Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli or Jonas Kaufmann and many others can be experienced live at the Zurich Opera House.
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The Zurich Opera House has just come up with a very special service for culture lovers: it is the first European opera house to offer its guests from abroad a full service including an opera ticket, travel expenses (return journey by train with Deutsche Bahn or by plane on SWISS), the ZürichCARD and an overnight stay at a hotel. Those interested will be advised personally by employees of the Opera House.
Just give our friendly staff a call – they will be happy to help you:
Tel. +41 (0) 44 268 66 66
ZürichCARD special: 5% discount on tickets at evening box-office (with exception of premieres and gala performances)