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!
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13 May 2018
In co-production with the SWR Experimentalstudio
Situations 1-4 (without interval)
Total time: approx. 1 hr 45 min
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling, Director: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Stage and Costume Design: Anna Viebrock, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Live-Elektronic Realisation: Joachim Haas, Sound: Joachim Haas, Michael Acker, Lukas Nowok, Dieter Fenchel, Christoph Kirschfink, Mirella Kern, Chorus: Johannes Knecht, Dramaturgy: Sergio Morabito, Patrick Hahn, Composition: Mark Andre

Johannes: André Jung, Maria: Julia Bauer, Polizist / Erzengel: Matthias Klink, 1. Beamtin: Kora Pavelic, 2. Beamtin: Maria Theresa Ullrich, With: Experimentalstudio des SWR, Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart


Mark Andre
Opera in four situations (2008-2014)
In a version revised by the composer for the revival

Mark Andre’s music emerges between sound and silence, noise and harmony, reality and metaphysics. His composition wunderzaichen, first performed in Stuttgart in 2014, crosses the lines between drama, opera and choral and instrumental phantasy and, by the use of live electronics, opens up new resonant cavities. It is a musical road trip which takes the humanist Johanne Reuchlin of Pforzheim to the airport Ben Gurion. Since his heart transplantation Johannes has “another man’s heart” in his chest. He comes to Israel to get to know the country whose language he has been studying for many years. But at the passport control he behaves suspiciously. 


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


Situation 1 | Passport control

(Two officials, onstage chorus with bass bows, Johannes, audio feed, large orchestra)

Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Pilgrims and tourists await entry to the "Promised Land". Two officials check their documents. Among the travelers is Johannes, who is hoping, in his waning years, to finally realize his dream of visiting the country whose language and religion he has studied for much of his life: He is a scholar of the kabbalistic art and the author of a textbook on the Hebrew language. Watching the officials examine the travelers’ papers, Johannes is moved to contemplate his own identity. The heart that beats within his chest is a transplant, a foreign heart, which he thinks of as an »intruder.« When he reaches the checkpoint his behavior arouses suspicion, and he is detained for questioning. The officials take him to the police station.

Situation 2 | Police station

(Two officials, Johannes, policeman, Maria, audio feed, large orchestra)

At the station a policeman is already interrogating a woman, who is withholding the information he wants. Johannes, who says his last name is Reuchlin, continues to behave oddly, claiming to have been born »for the second time about twenty years ago.« The woman attracts Johannes’s attention, and they find themselves drawn to one another, although Johannes believes that she confuses him with someone else. He puts the »unity of the living being« in perspective and tells the kabbalistic parable of the potter who smashes his own vessels in order to expose their hidden defects. Meanwhile, the policeman does an internet search and learns that Johannes Reuchlin died in 1522. The policeman denies entry to him and the woman and releases them from the station. They decide to join for lunch.

Situation 3 | Fast-food restaurant

(Johannes, Maria, two officials and policeman as restaurant employees, 15 instrumental tourists, one
percussionist as culinary angel, percussionists in auditorium, audio feed, large orchestra)

At the fast-food restaurant, the policeman and the two officials act as waiters and serve fifteen instrumental tourists. Johannes learns that the woman’s name is Maria. He tells another parable - this time of the man from the mountains who »knows the essence« of all the dishes served to him in the city, namely the grains of wheat that have been used to make them. Johannes abruptly collapses due to a heart attack and dies. The policeman transforms into an archangel.

Situation 4 | Waiting room

(Johannes, Maria, two officials, policeman as archangel, onstage chorus, ensemble of 24 vocalists dispersed throughout room, percussionists in auditorium, audio feed, live electronics, large orchestra)

Johannes has left his body behind. From a distance, he watches »the horde of pilgrims and gangs of God-seekers.« He reflects on resurrection, tradition, language and love. He feels that he himself is the intruder, »an intruder in the world and also in himself.« Maria mourns Johannes. He wishes to speak to her, but she asks the dead man not to touch her. Over the loudspeaker, Johannes is called to the departure hall.


© Video: Thiemo Hehl | Foto: A.T. Schaefer, 2013/14


© Video: Thiemo Hehl | Foto: A.T. Schaefer, 2013/14


© Edited by Jaroslawa Razmowa, using footage by the NMZ-Media film-makers Jörg Lohner and Katharina Herkommer.