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. 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
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January 22, 2017
Co-Production with Det Kongelige Teater Kopenhagen
1 hour 50 min without interval
Conductor: Ulf Schirmer, Director: Peter Konwitschny, Stage and Costume Design: Hans-Joachim Schlieker, Video: Signe Krogh, Lighting: Manfred Voss, Chorus: Johannes Knecht, Dramaturgy: Werner Hintze, Juliane Votteler, Jens Schroth

Clytemnestra: Doris Soffel, Elektra: Rebecca Teem, Chrysothemis: Simone Schneider, Aegisth: Torsten Hofmann, Orest: Shigeo Ishino, Orest's tutor: Sebastian Bollacher, Confidante: Anna Matyuschenko, Trainbearer: Brigitte Czerny, Young servant: Alois Riedel, An old servant: Daniel Kaleta, Die Aufseherin: Catriona Smith, Erste Magd: Stine Marie Fischer, Second Maid: Josy Santos, Third Maid: Maria Theresa Ullrich, Fourth Maid: Esther Dierkes, Fifth Maid: Mandy Fredrich, Agamemnon: Bernhard Conrad, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart


by Richard Strauss
in German with German supertitles

Elektra witnesses her father being killed by his own wife. Elektra yearns for her brother Orest's return, hoping that he will avenge their father's death. But then she receives the news of Orest having been killed in an accident.
With Elektra, which premiered in 1909, Strauss was leading the avant-garde of his time.

Late Night Talk (in German)
Directors, dramaturgs, singers and conductors are ready to answer your questions:
  • February 4, 2017

Pre-performance Introduction (in German)
45 minutes prior to the start of every performance, Opera House, Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang)
Photo gallery
After having returned from the Trojan wars, Agamemnon was killed in his bath by his wife Klytaemnestra and her lover Aegisth. Both daughters, Elektra and Chrysothemis have been kept subjugated at the level of servants ever since. Their brother Orest was surreptitiously taken away from court after the bloody deed.
In Mykenas five maids discuss the awful and similarly explosive situation at court. Princess Elektra is the object of their sniggering remarks because she is regarded as seeing herself still above others. The youngest of them, however, defends Elektra but is rebuked for it by the others.
Elektra places herself in the thrall of recurring visions of her beloved father Agamemnon’s murder. Taking revenge on his murderers – her mother Klytaemnestra and Aegisth – is her sole preoccupation now in life. She awaits her brother Orest’s return.
Chrysothemis, the younger sister, warns Elektra that Klytaemnestra has got plans to imprison her. Chrysothemis desperately urges Elektra to accept the situation as it is,  and to denounce all feelings of hatred as they will only lead them to captivity. Chrysothemis' will to survive at all costs only fuels her sister's anger further. Elektra turns her away.
Klytaemnestra is tormented by nightmares and because of that, she plans to offer a ritual sacrifice in order to find some peace of mind. She then seeks Elektra's advice on which animal to select.
Elektra suggests a human sacrifice. Her feelings for her mother's desperate state are close to pity, yet when Klytaemnestra refuses to break her relationship with Aegisth, Elektra's feelings of revenge are back again and for her it seems clear that her mother must be the human sacrifice. Suddenly, news of Orest's death arrive and Klytaemnestra rejoices.
Elektra is determined to complete the act of revenge with the help of her sister. Chrysothemis, however, resists Elektra's attempt to subtly seduce her to violence. Elektra curses her and starts digging for the axe, the weapon that murdered her father and that she subsequently buried. A stranger appears. He confirms Orest’s death. It is only due to Elektra’s desperation that the stranger senses a member of his own blood in Elektra: It is Orest himself and the siblings recognize each other.
Orest then finishes what destiny had designed him for: he murders his mother. Her last screams have the maids gather round. Aegisth, who was called by a servant, arrives to convince himself of Orest’s death. Elektra leads the way and he too gets killed by Orest. Once released, Chrysothemis rejoices at the murder. After slowly becoming aware of the full extent of her share in the murder Elektra collapses. The matricide’s burden of guilt now rests with the new dictator – Orest.