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
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Information on Online Sales

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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. 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
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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.
print@home
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
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Payment
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The three Robbers

Pillow concert for children aged 4 to 7
09:30 & 11:00 Opernhaus, Balcony Foyer (III. Rang)
425 Years of the Staatsorchester Stuttgart

4 symphony concert

Alexander Liebreich conducts Beethoven und Lutosławski
19:30 Liederhalle (Beethovensaal)
Information
Opernhaus
Premiere
20 May 2013
Duration
Opera: approx. 80 min
- no interval -
Prelude: approx. 40 min
Cast
Show
Conductor: Georg Fritzsch, Directing and Dramaturgy: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Stage and Costume Design: Anna Viebrock, Lighting: Reinhard Traub

Primadonna / Ariadne: Christiane Libor, Tenor / Bacchus: Stefan Vinke, Zerbinetta: Lenneke Ruiten, Harlekin: André Morsch, Scaramuccio: Heinz Göhrig, Truffaldin: Roland Bracht, Brighella: Torsten Hofmann, Najade: Lauryna Bendziunaite, Dryade: Stine Marie Fischer, Echo: Josefin Feiler, Haushofmeister: André Jung, Komponist: Sophie Marilley, Musiklehrer: Michael Ebbecke, Tanzmeister: Daniel Kluge, Lakai: Eric Ander, Perückenmacher: Dominic Große, Offizier: Thomas Elwin, With: Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Ariadne auf Naxos

Richard Strauss

The story of Ariadne auf Naxos centers around a woman who mourns betrayal and loss of love whilst being forced to confront herself. When the easy-going Zerbinetta appears on the scene their meeting leads to the confrontation of »the woman who only loves once with the woman who loves many times”. (Hugo von Hofmannsthal).

For the world premiere in 1912 in Stuttgart Strauss’ one-act-opera was combined with Molière's drama Der Bürger als Edelmann (The Civilian as Nobleman). But it was only when the authors decided to cut out the drama and to replace it with a new prelude, that Ariadne auf Naxos developed into one of the most popular operas by Richard Strauss.


Pre-performance Introduction (in German)
45 minutes prior to the start of every performance, Opera house, Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang)

Late Night Talks (In German)
Directors, dramaturgs, singers and conductors are ready to answer your questions after the performance:
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Friday, January 16, 2015
Photo gallery
SYNOPSIS

THE OPERA

As Ariadne, forsaken by her beloved Theseus, gives herself over to her pain, the three nymphs Naiad, Dryad and Echo struggle to keep their composure. Awakening from an uneasy sleep, Ariadne seeks in vain to banish the memory, now a torment, of her love for Theseus. She is observed by a group of former theatrical entertainers, including Zerbinetta and Harlequin. Harlequin seeks to raise the lady’s spirits with a song but only intensifies her longing for Hermes, the messenger of death, who shall liberate her from the world. The troupe then tries to console Ariadne with an old number – to no avail. Zerbinetta sends the men away. She wants to be alone with Ariadne, whose pain she understands from her own experience. The intimacy that develops between the two women despite social barriers is shattered by Harlequin, who prevails over the other men by exploiting Zerbinetta’s dependence. The nymphs are relating the fate of the young Bacchus when he suddenly appears. He narrowly escaped the erotic enticements of the sorceress Circe. Now he approaches Ariadne in a state of profound confusion, suspecting her to be a sorceress as well. She first believes that Theseus has returned to her and then mistakes him for Hermes, herald of death. That misunderstanding allows the two to come together, leading to a mutual transformation: Prepared to die, Ariadne discovers in Bacchus’s arms a renewed capacity for love, while Bacchus becomes a man.

A PROLOGUE (AS ENDGAME)

Sixteen unemployed singers in search of an opera. Their theater was bought many years ago by a private investor. His spokesman tries to motivate the artists to defy their economic constraints by redoubling their creativity. The singers, their powerlessness having left its mark on them, react with cynicism, self-hatred, defiance, rage, resignation and gallows humor. They recite an old piece from memory, the Prologue, in which they see their own situation reflected. In this piece a young composer’s opera, Ariadne, is dismantled: For added entertainment value, the patron demands that dance interludes be inserted. In her identification with the aims of the Prologue’s young composer, the mezzosoprano launches into his »Hymn to Music.«
EXHIBITION

"DAS SCHÖNSTE THEATER DER WELT"

"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THEATRE OF THE WORLD - A JUBILEE EXHIBITION

The building complex of the Staatstheater Stuttgart celebrates its 100th birthday!
An exhibition in the foyers of the Opera house commemorates expecially the so-called "Kleine Haus" which staged the world premiere of Ariadne auf Naxos in 1912 as part of the opening ceremony of the newly built complex. The "Kleine Haus" was destroyed in WW II.
 
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