The Gürzenich Orchestra at the Cologne Opera

The Gürzenich-Orchester Köln is not only well-known for its concerts but also for its performances at the Cologne opera, with a support in as many as 160 shows a year. As a part of the opera company, the Gürzenich-Orchester conduces to the success of the Oper Köln on an international level. Since the opening of the new opera house in 1957, the Gürzenich-Orchester and the Oper Köln have manifested themselves in the cultural field with its many world premieres and first performances of temporary works. Thus, many artistic impulses have been set in Cologne, such as: »The Soldiers« by Alois Zimmermann (premier 1965) or Detlev Glanerts »Caligula« (premier 2006).

In season 2016/2017 the Oper Köln resides at the StaatenHaus in Köln Deutz. General Music Director of the City of Cologne, Francois-Xavier Roth will continue his Mozart cycle as well as a performance dedicated to Ravel.
Here you will find more information on the performances of the Oper Köln: