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  • Address: Falkenstrasse 1, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
  • Hours: Most Opera events are held in the evening
  • Admission: Price of tickets vary

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Zurich Opera House

As the principal venue for the Zurich Opera since it opened its doors in 1891, the Zurich Opera House has garnered worldwide acclaim for its outstanding acoustics and wide variety of international performances. Originally called the ‘Stadttheater’, the venue was built on the site of the Actientheater, which burned down just a few years earlier, and staged its opening to a dramatic performance of Richard Wagner’s ‘Lohengrin’. Despite changing its name to the Zurich Opera House in 1964, the concert hall maintains its original Neo-classical façade, designed by Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer and held up by 1,800 oak pillars. Equally impressive is the Rococo style entrance foyer and auditorium, which seats 1,200 people and is notable for its intricate ceiling paintings that represent love, tragedy, comedy, music and poetry.

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Today over 300 international operas, ballets, recitals and concerts are held annually in the Opera House, including around 13 yearly opera premieres, making it one of the busiest classical performance venues in the world. As well as attending a show, visitors can also tour the opera house, visiting the plush dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms, and learning the secrets of the venue’s renowned lighting and acoustics.

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4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide, Zurich, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Spend a half day in Zurich with your private tour guide. Create your own itinerary based on your personal interests and preferences and visit places that only ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $147.75
Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride, Zurich, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 485 Reviews

See top Zurich attractions such as the Swiss National Museum, Old Town (Alstadt) and the Zurich Opera House and tour the surrounding areas by ferry and cable ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.29
Zurich Highlights Tour, Zurich, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Zurich Highlights Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

See the highlights of the business and cultural hub of Switzerland on this sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. Admire top attractions like the medieval Old Town ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.17
Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights, Zurich, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Get to know Zurich on a 2-hour or 4-hour private tour by minivan. This comprehensive sightseeing tour offers a flexible itinerary that’s tailored to your ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 or 4 hours

From USD $87.95

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