Heute bei den Festspielen

19.00  Objekte machen Geschichte(n), Landesmuseum

19:00  Renaissance meets Jazz, Enrico Pieranunzi plays scarlatti
           Museum Rietberg Sommerpavillon

19.30  Sturm in Patumbah, Villa Patumbah

20.00  Rosenkranz und Güldenstern sind tot, Theater Neumarkt

19.30  la finta giardiniera, Parktheater Meilen



Opening Weekend 12.-14. June

The opening weekend of the Festspiele Zurich was a great success. Mainly thanks to to the tremendous program . The Tonhalle Orchestra presented the opening concert under its chief conductor Lionel Bringuier with Julia Fischer as soloist. The opening speech was held by Adolf Muschg. The Schauspielhaus invited the Thalia Theater Hamburg as a guest with «The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet». In the Gessnerallee Daniel Hellmann appeared in «Traumboy» as a prostitute. Anna Viebrock won the Festspiel-prize on her terrain in Zurich, the Schiffbau  and András Schiff opened his cycle «Last Sonatas» in the Tonhalle.

Impressions of the opening weekend:

Adolf Muschg's opening speech– Audio

Jossi Wieler's Laudation to Anna Viebrock – AudioText

Festspiel-prize award ceremony in the Tagesschau


Festspiele Zürich 2015: 12. June to 12. July

GeldMachtLiebe – Shakespeare and other forces

With «MoneyPowerLove – Shakespeare and other forces», the Festspiele Zurich address the work and world of the great English bard and repeatedly highlights the contemporary reference of these universal subjects. The Festival invites guests to discover the cultural variety of Zurich in the form of theatre, concerts, opera, dance, exhibitions and much more.


«He was not of an age, but for all time» wrote Ben Jonson in 1623 in the preface to the «first folio» of William Shakespeare’s plays. This was a prophetic statement and, as it turned out, not unjustified...


Newsletter / printed programme


Negativzinsen. Was uns Shakespeare heute lehrt
Klaus W. Wellershoff


04/28/2015: Medienmitteilung des Opernhaus

Die Tanzvorführung Junge Choreografen 14-15 musste abgesagt werden

03/10/2015: Programm 2015

PDF der Programmbroschüre 2015 zum Download