Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and select the number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats will take place within the selected category; you receive the best available seats.
Seating Chart Booking
In seating chart booking, you personally select your exact seats from agraphic seating chart. Begin the seating chart booking and choose an area. There you can select the seats by clicking on them.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site.

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions and our information regarding privacy policy (in German) as well as the following information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the day before. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
In the course of your booking, information relating to seat selection will be displayed.
Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for online sales include a service fee of 1.00 € per ticket.
Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternative sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be transferred to third parties and are valid up to three years after the issue date. The period begins on December 31 of the year the certificate has been purchased. An extension of this period is excluded. The disbursement of the certificate value is not possible. The monetary value will be offset against the price (higher differences must be paid). Existing remaining amounts are disbursed as another gift certificate. A later setting-off of a certificate to a purchase already made is not possible. Gift certificates cannot be used for the purchase of further certificates.
Delivery / Pick Up with Confirmation of Purchase
Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
By presenting printed confirmation of purchase, tickets can be picked up at the theatre box office or at the appropriate performance box office; gift vouchers only at the theatre box office (Mon – Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm).
Only printed tickets are valid as passes for means of transport with the VVS. Printed confirmations of purchase will not be accepted as valid ride passes for the VVS.
You can purchase any of our print@home ticket(s) (with the start of season 14/15) at any time and print them out yourself. This booking service is available to you until 1 hour before a performance starts at no additional cost and is specified during the booking via choice of shipping option. After completing the purchasing transaction, the desired ticket will be displayed as a PDF file and can be printed immediately. You will receive a confirmation of purchase at the email address you have provided, with the ticket file as an attachement. The personalization of each ticket with a name and date of birth prevents improper duplication for the protection of the purchaser. Each ticket entitles the holder to one unique admission in conjunction with a valid ID. If there are any questions, please contact our telephone sales office ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon - Fri 10 am - 08 pm; Sat 10 am - 06 pm.

print@home ticket = transit ticket
Your print@home ticket is valid as a transit ticket for public transportation in the VVS system at no additional cost and will automatically beeig print with your print@home ticket. Please pay attention to the required personalisation during the booking transaction.
Late Seating
may not be possible for certain performances. Our telephone ticket service (0711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm) will be happy to provide you with more information!
Tickets can be paid with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) or SEPA direct debit (Not for new customers, these should call our ticket-service first (+49) (0)711. 20 20 90).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorising purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
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28 January 2018
Act I: ca. 1 hour 25 min.
Intermission: ca. 30 min.
Act II: ca. 55 min.
Conductor: Michele Gamba, Director: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Stage and Costume Design: Anna Viebrock, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Chorus: Michael Alber, Dramaturgy: Sergio Morabito, Angela Beuerle

Amina: Mirella Bunoaica, Elvino: Jesús León, Rodolfo: Liang Li, Lisa: Catriona Smith, Teresa: Helene Schneiderman, Alessio: Christian Tschelebiew, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

La Sonnambula

by Vincenzo Bellini
In Italian with German supertitles


The young landowner Elvino wants to marry the orphan Amina. When Amina is found asleep in a stranger’s bed at the local inn, Elvino breaks off their engagement. The desperate girl is driven to a disturbing demonstration of her innocence.

Premiered in Milano in 1831, La sonnambula became a worldwide success of bel canto.


An introduction is held 45 minutes prior to the start of every performance at the Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang)
Photo gallery


© Video: Thiemo Hehl | Foto: A.T. Schaefer, 2011/12



INTRODUCTION Lisa, the innkeeper, hears calls congratulating Amina on her imminent wedding with Elvino. Amina is an orphan and works in the mill of her foster-mother Teresa. The young landowner Elvino is the richest man in the village.
CAVATINA Before he fell in love with Amina, Elvino had been in a relationship with Lisa. Lisa is not allowed to show her pain and fury.
STRETTA OF THE INTRODUCTION In honour of the bridal couple, Alessio has rehearsed a song with the villagers. Alessio, who persistently courts Lisa, is again curtly rejected by her.
RECITATIVE AND CAVATINA Amina enters. She thanks the villagers for the song and especially her foster-mother Teresa for taking her in and raising her.
RECITATIVE Amina thanks Alessio and wishes him well in courting Lisa. She is the only one who doesn’t know about her groom’s former liaison with Lisa. The notary arrives.
RECITATIVE AND DUET Elvino apologizes for his late arrival. He has stopped at his mother's grave to ask her blessing for his wedding. The marriage contract is drawn up. Elvino brings his property into the marriage, Amina possesses nothing. The contract is signed by Elvino and – on Amina’s behalf – Teresa as well as by the witnesses Alessio and Lisa. Elvino gives his bride his mother’s ring and a bouquet of violets.
RECITATIVE AND CAVATINA Elvino is inviting everybody to the church wedding on the next morning, when a stranger arrives. He asks how far it is to the castle. Since it is getting late, Lisa recommends spending the night at her inn. The stranger seems to know the village. When he sees Amina, she reminds him of a girl he had loved as a young man. She awakens in him long forgotten feelings.
RECITATIVE AND CHORUS The stranger is told that the old count has died without ever having heard again of his lost son. The stranger maintains that the count’s son is still alive. Teresa asks everybody to retreat: The witching hour is approaching. The incredulous stranger hears about a dead woman whose ghost haunts the village.
RECITATIVE AND DUET The villagers leave. The stranger accompanies Lisa into the inn, not without having looked deeply into Amina’s eyes once more. Amina and Elvino secretly remain behind. Trembling with jealousy, Elvino violently repproaches Amina for her kindness towards the stranger.
SCENE AND FINALE At the inn, Lisa tells the stranger that he has been recognized: He is Rodolfo, the son of the count. Her amorous advances are interrupted by a sound. Before she leaves, Lisa watches Amina climbing in through the window. The sleepwalking Amina imagines the stranger is Elvino and pictures the wedding night of her dreams. Hearing voices, Rodolfo hides. The peasants have assembled to surprise the old count’s heir in his sleep. But instead of Rodolfo a woman is lying in his bed. Lisa appears with Elvino and uncovers the sleeping Amina. Amina awakes and doesn’t know how she has got there. Her unfaithfulness seems evident to all. Teresa covers Amina with a garment that Lisa had lost while flirting with Rodolfo.

INTRODUCTION CHORUS The villagers discuss how they can pressure the compromised Count Rodolfo to rehabilitate Amina.
SCENE AND ARIA Teresa, too, wants to see Rodolfo together with Amina. Elvino appears. Once again he rejects Amina’s assertion of innocence. The villagers return with the message that the count has declared her innocent. But the enraged Elvino wrenches his mother’s ring from Amina.

SCENE AND ARIA Alessio is harassing Lisa with yet another proposal when they hear that Elvino has chosen Lisa as his new bride. Lisa consents.
On their way to church, Elvino and Lisa are stopped by Rodolfo. He explains that Amina is a sleepwalker. Nobody believes him and he is laughed at. Teresa appears appealing for quiet as the seriously ill Amina has finally fallen asleep. When Teresa hears that Lisa and Elvino are about to get married, she shows him the garment which she found in the count’s room to prove that Lisa must have been there as well. Elvino is tormented with doubt about the women’s fidelity – and about his behaviour towards Amina.
In a febrile delirium Amina reveals yet another truth. Her wedding with Elvino is decided once more. When she becomes conscious, she wakes up – married.