Opéra national du Rhin

Watching an event in the Opéra National du Rhin is a real highlight wenn staying in Strasbourg. And there is another advantage: the big cultural offer of the Opera can be enjoyed in other Alsatian towns as well: The Opéra national du Rhin has other branchs in Mulhouse and Colmar.

The three cities in Alsace share the opera's management and each of the cities has its own cultural area to deal with. Strasbourg is specialized in opera, Mulhouse in ballet (the last one has even the title of a "national centre for choreography"). Colmar is a training place for young singers. 

The Opéra national du Rhin is proud of its regionality and at the same time manages to do the balancing act between European rooting and international reputation. Since 1997, the opera has the title of a national opera. 

Strasbourg's Philharmonic orchestra and the symphony orchestra of Mulhouse collaborate and due to this collaboration, more than 130 events can take place every year, including opera and ballet performances, song recital evenings and concerts for the younger generations. 

Nomerous famous directors have worked and still work for the opera, like for example Alfred Kirchner, Klaus Michael Grüber or David McVicar. This is one of the reasons for the opera's good reputation. And, of course, another reason are the world-known interpretes Montserrat Caballé, José Van Dam, Régine Crespin, Sophie Karthäuser, Janice Baird, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, Sylvie Brunet, Anja Kampe, Jorma Silvasti and Ludovic Tézier as well as the conductors Alain Lombard, Louis Langrée, Christophe Rousset and Kent Nagano.

As well as in the opera's programme as in the ballet of Mulhouse, you will find classical pieces and dances, but also modern creations.

 Zum Programm der Oper gehören Werke klassischer Opern genauso wie Produktionen aus der heutiger Zeit. Zu sehen waren etwa Prova d’orchestra, Tristes Tropiques, Impresions d’Afrique oder L’Autre Côté.

More information

Admission takes place one hour before the beginning of the performance.

Opéra National du Rhin
19 place Broglie - BP 320
F 67008 Strasbourg Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 75 48 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 24 09 34
E-Mail: opera@onr.fr

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