Information on Seat Selection

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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
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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. 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
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Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternative sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
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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).
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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!
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Back on stage
22 December 2017
1. + 2. Scene: 1 hrs 20 min
Intermission: 30 min
3 + 4. Scene: 50 min
Performances, Cast, Tickets
December 2017
22.12.2017 19:00 - 21:45 | Cast
9 / 18 / 27 / 41 / 54 / 67 / 83 / 100 / 116 € / G
28.12.2017 19:00 - 21:45 | Cast
- / - / - / - / - / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
31.12.2017 18:00 - 20:45 | Cast
- / - / - / - / - / - / - / - / - € / H
January 2018
10.01.2018 19:00 - 21:45 | Cast
9 / 15 / 21,50 / 32 / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
24.01.2018 19:00 - 21:45 | Cast
9 / 15 / 21,50 / - / 42 / 53 / 65 / 78 / 91 € / E
27.01.2018 19:00 - 21:45 | Cast
- / - / - / - / - / 63 / 78 / 94 / 109 € / F
Cast Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Conductor: Hans Christoph Bünger, Director: Armin Petras, Choreography: Berit Jentzsch, Stage Design: Susanne Schuboth, Costumes: Dinah Ehm, Video Design: Rebecca Riedel, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Chorus: Christoph Heil, Dramaturgy: Malte Ubenauf

Orpheus: Daniel Kluge, Eurydike: Josefin Feiler, Die Öffentliche Meinung: Stine Marie Fischer, Aristeus / Pluto: André Morsch, Styx: André Jung, Jupiter: Michael Ebbecke, Dominic Große, Juno: Maria Theresa Ullrich, Venus: Esther Dierkes, Diana: Catriona Smith, Mars / Bacchus: Max Simonischek, Merkur: Heinz Göhrig, Cupido: Yuko Kakuta, Aoife Gibney, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Orphée aux Enfers

Orpheus in the Underworld

by Jacques Offenbach
in German with German supertitles

Jacques Offenbach’s »opéra bouffon« opens not with the bride’s obligatory death during the wedding ceremony of Orphée and Euridice but with the personal squabbles  of a married couple whose happy days have long been a thing of the past: Their respective affairs with shepards and nymphs seem to amount to a divorce. The state of their married life is the reason, why Orphée is, at first, quite happy to allow his wife’s lover Pluto to kidnap Euridice and to lead her straight into Hades, the kingdom of the dead. It is only when the “Public Opinion” turns against him and threatens to ruin his reputation that Orphée is prepared with gritted teeth to enter Hades in order to bring back Euridice.


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


Scene1: "On Earth"

The music professor Orpheus and his wife Eurydice have lost interest in one another. Because of this, Eurydice, a former factory worker, has fallen in love with the shepherd Aristeus, with whom she has been secretly meeting in a wheat field for some time now. Only later will she learn that this herdsman is actually Pluto, the god of the underworld, who intends nothing less than to carry his lover off to Hell. First, however, a fierce marital dispute breaks out, during which Orpheus torments his wife with the premiere of a new composition. The exhausted Eurydice rushes off to Aristeus. He confesses that he has been appearing to her under a false name all this time and says that for her to be able to descend with him into the underworld, she must allow herself to be momentarily killed by him. She gives her consent and composes a farewell letter to her husband. Orpheus is greatly relieved by Eurydice’s note but then encounters Public Opinion, who warns him in no uncertain terms that divorce would endanger his position in society: Orpheus must bring his wife back from the hereafter.
Scene 2: "On Olympus"

It is dawn on Olympus. Some of those present doze; others note with half-open eyes the arrival of other drowsy gods and divine messengers. Juno, the wife of the supreme god Jupiter, accuses her husband of infidelity, claiming that he has abducted a young woman on Earth. Jupiter denies everything and calls the messenger Mercury to vouch for him. Mercury, who has just returned from
the underworld, announces that it was Jupiter’s brother, Pluto, who carried Eurydice off. As Juno forgives her husband, Pluto himself appears on Olympus. Worried that Jupiter might deliver a judgment unfavorable to him, Pluto tries to turn the thoughts of the assembled gods to other matters. However, things do not go as planned: seemingly without warning, the lesser gods stage an uprising against Jupiter, halfheartedly complaining of the luxurious monotony of their existence and criticizing Jupiter’s inaction in this regard. In the midst of this divine revolt, Orpheus and Public Opinion burst in. Pressured by his companion, Orpheus reluctantly demands Eurydice’s release. Jupiter’s moment has come. The consummate head of state, he orders Pluto to return Orpheus’s kidnapped wife to him and decides, moreover, to descend with them into the underworld to oversee the execution of his command in person. Accompanied by an entourage of selected gods, Jupiter sets out for Hell.

Scene 3: "In Limbo"

At the entrance to Hell, Pluto’s drunken worker John Styx watches over Eurydice. When he begins to profess his affection for her, claiming to have been a prince of Arcadia, Eurydice suddenly doubts the wisdom of her decision to trade her life on Earth for a sojourn in Hell. Shortly thereafter, however, she is given new hope when Jupiter appears, entering through the keyhole of her cell door in the guise of a fly and promising to free her from the underworld.
Scene 4: "In Hell"

Pluto has invited his guests from Olympus to an infernal party presided over by Bacchus, the god of entertainment. In the midst of this frenzied feast, with the reasons for the Olympian delegation’s excursion already threatening to slip into oblivion, Orpheus arrives in Hell at the side of Public Opinion and demands again that his wife be handed over. Although Jupiter would rather Eurydice stay with him, he feels intimidated by the presence of Public Opinion and commands again that Eurydice be returned to Orpheus – with the condition, however, that Orpheus must refrain from turning around to face her even once on the journey back to the surface. Orpheus and Eurydice have almost reached
the entrance to Hell when Jupiter hurls a thunderbolt, causing the flustered Orpheus to turn to Eurydice and lose his wife forever. So that Pluto does not end up benefiting from this divine intrigue, Jupiter decrees that Eurydice shall live with Bacchus from now on.