24th November until 23rd December

Most beautiful christmas market

Just a stone’s throw from the lakeshore, Zurich’s “Wienachtsdorf” – or Christmas village – enchants visitors both big and small. Around 100 market…

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Kunsthaus Zurich

19 May - 27 August 2017

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Kunsthaus Zürich

23 June - 30 July 2017

After the heyday of happenings and art actions in the 1960s and 1970s, a young generation of artists is revisiting the medium of performance and…

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Opera Zurich

21st October 2017

Tosca has always been a classic role for world-famous singers. Celebrated soprano Anja Harteros, still fondly remembered for her acclaimed Zurich…

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Praised and ridiculed

Kunsthaus Zurich

10 November 2017 - 28 January 2018

Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, ‘plein air’ painting, Impressionism – these are still the main stylistic labels attached in the German-speaking…

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Opera Zurich - Premiere

18th November 2017

Ronja, daughter of Mattis, the robber chieftain, is born during the night of a storm so terrible that it frightens even the ogres of the Mattis…

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Opera Zurich- Premiere

10th December 2017

The American naval officer Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton is temporarily stationed in Nagasaki, Japan. Before he marries the 15-year-old geisha…

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Opera Zurich - Premiere

4th March 2017

The poet Nikolaus Lenau is one of the most fascinating artistic personalities of the Romantic period. A dramatist, political intellectual, guitarist…

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Opera Zurich - Premiere

8th April 2017

In Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Maria Stuarda, there is a scene that holds a unique position in the bel canto repertoire of the 19th century: Queen…

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10th June 2018

Formel E race through the city!

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live in concert

Hallenstadion Zurich

27.06.2018, 20:00

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Season opening party

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Opernhaus Zurich

When people start queuing on Sechseläutenplatz at nine in the morning at the end of September, that time of year is upon us – the Opera House is…

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23.11. - 24.12.2018

Bellevue

 

For children, the best way to enjoy Advent is on a trip in the "Märlitram". Angels read their young passengers Christmas stories while the festively…

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Premiere

Sunday 9th December 2018 Opernhaus Zurich

Steven Sondheim has called Sweeney Todd a «black operetta», and this musical, which won eight Tony Awards after it premièred on Broadway in 1979, is…

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Sunday, January 13, 7.00 pm, Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

In this four-part evening entitled Bella Figura, Zurich Ballet will pay homage to Jiří Kylián, one of the international dance scene’s legendary…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019, 7.00 pm, Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

 

Humanity’s last hour has struck. The end of the world is nigh, for Nekrotzar, the terrifying Grand Macabre, rises from the grave and announces the…

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Sunday, February 17, 2019, 7.30 pm, Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

After his first major successes with Mitridate and Lucio Silla in Italy, Mozart was commissioned to compose an opera for the Carnival in Munich at…

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Saturday march 9, 2019, 7.00 pm, Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

Only ten glorious years were granted Vaslav Nijinsky at the head of Sergei Diaghilev’s legendary Ballets Russes. He intoxicated audiences – with…

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April 5 - June 30, 2019

Kunsthaus Zurich

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing – an event that, like no other, transformed our relationship with the world and our…

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Sunday, 7th April 2019, 7.00 pm

Opernhaus Zürich

«Et c’est là… l’histoire de Manon… Lescaut…» These are the last words of Manon’s brief life, which Jules Massenet portrays as a rise and fall. The…

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Sunday, 28. April 2019, 7.00 pm, Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

When a Turk comes to Italy, the married women roll their eyes in delight, their rival lovers lose out, and the husbands rage with jealousy. These may…

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5th May 2019, 7.30 pm

Opernhaus Zurich

Following the great success of Donizetti’s La Fille du regiment, this season’s programme will once again be enriched by a concertante opera…

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May 18 – 19, 2019

On one weekend in the year, there is an even greater focus than ever on fashion, design, jewelry and furniture in the popular Kreis 3, 4 and 5…

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Sunday May 19, 2019, 7 p.m., Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

Phèdre is passionately in love with her stepson, Hippolyte. When she learns of the alleged death of her husband Thésée, King of Athens, she confesses…

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Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 6.45 pm

Stadion Letzigrund Zurich

Global music legend Phil Collins 'Not Dead Yet' Live Tour is the hottest ticket this year.

He will continue his highly successful Not Dead Yet tour…

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21st June 2019

Hallenstadion Zurich

Largest tour in 18 years!

The analysis of their individual DNA profiles reveals which important element each member represents in the group DNA. The…

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Sunday, June, 23, 2019, 7 p.m., Premiere

Opernhaus Zurich

«Va pensiero sull’ali dorate» – the famous prisoners’ chorus from Nabucco is considered the centrepiece of the entire opera. And precisely these…

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July 5–7, 2019

Every three years on the first weekend of July the city of Zurich turns into one big party: music, food, an amusement park and spectacular shows and…

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The Ironman event in Zurich brings together athletes from over 70 countries.

21 July 2019

The Ironman Zurich Switzerland has been taking place in Zurich since 1997 and the shorter Ironman 70.3 Switzerland has been held in Rapperswil-Jona…

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Sunday 22 September, 7.00 pm

Opernhaus Zurich

Opera by Leoš Janáček, Premiere

Opera in three acts by Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)

To outwit death and become immortal – this is a dream as old as the history of humanity. But is…

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Sunday, 3 November, 7.00 pm

Opernhaus Zurich

Oratorio by Georg Friedrich Handel , Premiere

When Georg Friedrich Handel’s series of operatic successes in London came to an end, he focused his compositional work on the oratorio, devoting all…

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Saturday, 16 November, 5.00 pm

Opernhaus Zurich

Family opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage for children from 8 years, Premiere

What child doesn’t sometimes dream of discovering a hidden door behind which a magical, completely different world is revealed? Coraline Jones has…

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November 21, 2019

Zurich’s Christmas lighting will give a special brilliance to the city center during the Advent season.

From November 21, Zurich's will shine out more brightly than ever. For then, at 6.00pm precisely, “Lucy” – as the Christmas lights are called – will…

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30.08. - 8.12.2019

Kunsthaus Zurich

Milestones in modern sculpture

 

During his lifetime, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was already hailed as both a revolutionary painter and the inventor of the cut-outs. Far less known,…

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Sunday, 8 December, 7.00 pm

Opernhaus Zurich

Dramma buffo by Gaetano Donizetti , Premiere

It’s an age-old story from the tradition of the commedia dell’arte: an elderly miser intends to marry a young girl, who is rich to boot. In Gaetano…

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December 19, 2019

6.00 p.m. at Stadthausquai

An atmospheric spectacle of lights at Christmas time

Every year, Zürich Tourism holds this special Advent event to say thank you to the people of Zurich and visitors from both home and abroad.

At the…

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20.9.2019 - 5.1.2020

Kunsthaus Zurich

After a 2013 exhibition of the Looser Collection centred around the large-format paintings and sculptures, this second presentation focuses on the…

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25.10. - 19.01.2020

Kunsthaus Zurich

Drawings and paintings

 

This first Swiss museum exhibition of drawings and paintings by Wilhelm Leibl (1844 – 1900) looks in particular at portraits and figural works.

Suppo…

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The exhibition especially for men

30 January - 2 February 2020

StageOne

Enjoy a whisky- or gin-tasting session together with friends, test your flying skills in a flight simulator under the watchful eye of a real pilot,…

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Sunday, 2 February, 7.00 pm

Iphigénie en Tauride

Opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck , Premiere

In the history of the house of Atreus, a great deal of blood has been shed: murder in the name of the gods is followed by revenge, revenge is again…

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15.11. - 9.2.2020

Kunsthaus Zurich

Upheaval and new beginnings 1970–1990

 

This collection presentation focuses on the exploration of new artistic avenues in photography during the 1970s and 1980s, both in Switzerland and…

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Until 22 March 2020

Kunsthaus Zurich

Symbiotic seeing

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is one of the most important artists of our time. A major solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus presents many of…

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Sunday, 5 April 2020, 7.00 pm

OPernhaus Zurich

Operetta by Emmerich Kálmán , Premiere

Emmerich Kálmán’s Csárdásfürstin (The Gypsy Princess) was once one of the most popular works in the operetta repertoire, but has appeared only…

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Sunday, 24 May, 7.00

Opernhaus Zurich

Opera by Stefan Wirth , World premiere

With a pearl gleaming at her ear, the girl’s gaze is gentle and haunting. It seems as if she has just turned in surprise towards the artist who is…

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5th - 28th June 2020

Theater, Art and Music all in one Festival

Over four weeks, Zurich’s venues show off their variety, focusing on a joint theme.

The Zurich Festival is organized every two years together with…

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June 19 – 20, 2020

Colorful, loud and joyful

Kasernenareal | Zeughaushof

Colorful, loud and joyful – at Zurich Pride, the LGBT community demonstrate for their rights, with the widespread support of the people of Zurich.

Th…

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Sunday, 21 June 2020, 7.00 pm

Opernhaus Zurich

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi , Premiere

The bloody massacre perpetrated by the Sicilians against French occupying troops on Easter Monday 1282 is known as the «Sicilian Vespers»; thousands…

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International Athletics Meeting

11th September 2020

Letzigrund Stadium

The world's athletic stars have been meeting for a track and field contest in Zurich for more than 80 years. Olympic gold medalists and world record…

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24 September - 4 October 2020

Bellevue, Cinema Corso, Sihlcity Film Arena

The Zurich Film Festival from September 26 – October 6, 2019 offers a platform for the most promising filmmakers from around the globe.

First held in…

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The Zurich food festival sure to tickle your taste buds.

22 October - 1 November 2020

At this year’s edition of FOOD ZURICH, traditional Swiss dishes once again rub shoulders with global culinary trends, long established restaurants…

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31 December 2020, 8.00 pm

Around the city shores of Lake Zurich

The highlight of Zurich’s New Year festivities is without doubt the New Year’s Eve party by Lake Zurich.
Some 100,000 visitors flock to the lake basin…

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July 3, 2021

Weinplatz near Hotel Storchen

The Boatmen’s Guild celebrates “Schifferstechen” on the River Limmat only every three years.

The custom of “Schifferstechen”, celebrated by the…

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4th September 2021, 7.00 pm

In Zurich's museums

When Zurich’s museums turn night into day, visitors and locals alike embark on a fascinating journey of discovery.

On the “Late Night at Zurich’s…

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