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back Content Take a look behind the scenes: on a tour of the opera house, we show you places that generally remain hidden from our audiences: ranging from the understage machinery, the wings and backstage areas and our huge costume store.

The insights we can give you into the opera house operations depend on the performance schedule and the current daily rehearsal schedule.

The tour takes place in German and is suitable for ages 12 and up.
For younger children, please note our special offer of the family tour or the special offers of the Junge Oper . Public tours Duration approx. 1 ½ hours
Advance tickets: adults 7,00 €, children/reduced 4,00 €

General terms and conditions apply .

Tickets for the public tours

Special group tours All-inclusive price for up to 15 persons 105,- €.
Each additional adult person 7,00 €, each additional child or reduced person 4,00 €.

Contact:
Coordination of opera house tours
Email: fuehrungen@operamrhein.de
Tel. +49 211 89 25 603 Tours for school classes You will find more information here .
Important information / rules of conduct for the guided tours Domiliciary Right
The instructions of the theatre guides must be followed at all times.
For your own safety, you are not allowed to leave the group or wander around the Opera House on your own initiative.
If children are present during a guided tour, the official chaperones are responsible for supervising them. They are responsible for ensuring that the children follow the instructions of the theatre guides.
If the safety instructions of our staff are disregarded, the tour may be cancelled without refund. In the event of misconduct and/or disturbances by individual persons, our theatre guide may also expel them from the premises during the tour.

Accessibility
Please note that our tours are not barrier-free due to the structural and historical conditions. It is therefore unfortunately not possible to bring prams, wheelchairs and walkers.

Clothing / Wardrobe
Please wear sturdy, comfortable shoes (flip-flops and high heels are not suitable).
Clothes/backpacks can be left at the cloakroom free of charge. No liability is assumed for clothing and valuables. Please therefore carry valuables with you.

Accidents / Emergencies / Evacuation
In the event of accidents or injuries, please inform your theatre guide immediately. Our staff are trained to deal with such situations and know the locations of the first aid boxes, defibrillators and fire alarms in the building.
If an alarm is triggered inside the building, please follow the instructions of your theatre guide and leave the building as quickly as possible.

Declaration of consent
By purchasing a ticket and taking part in one of our guided tours, you confirm that you agree to the rules listed and will abide by them.
Note on photography during opera house tours A selfie in the foyer or a group photo on stage? Sure, this is allowed. We are also happy about the linking of our channels on social media!

Picture, video and audio recordings of our staff and artists are not permitted. This also applies if they are only in the background to the motif you have chosen.
We are obliged to protect the personal rights of our employees and artists.

Please also follow the separate instructions of our opera house guides regarding the respective stage sets. Photography is also not permitted during new productions and premieres.

Thank you for your understanding. Note on disabled access Opernhaus Düsseldorf is an historic building. Especially in backstage areas it is not accessible to the disabled. Those taking part in our guided tours must be prepared to walk for some time without being able to sit down. Several floors can only be reached by stairs (no lift). We appreciate your understanding.

back Content Synopsis Act One
Beautiful and fascinating Violetta is the focal point of smart Parisian society. Only few are aware that she is mortally ill. To celebrate a temporary improvement in her health she throws a party, at which she is introduced to a young man from the provinces. Alfredo Germont has already long since loved the famous courtesan from afar. His declaration of ardent passion for her leaves her confused. She is inclined to reject him, but offers him the prospect of another meeting.

Act Two
Scene I
Violetta has given up her social life In Paris and is living in the country with Alfredo. But happiness can be expensive. Discovering that Violetta is intending to sell up her entire property so as to finance their life together, Alfredo immediately departs for the city in search of money. Meanwhile, Violetta is visited by Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’ s father, who demands from her that they separate. Alfredo’ s association with a woman of Violetta’ s reputation is ruining the social standing of the Germonts, and the impending marriage of his daughter, Alfredo’ s own sister, is in danger. Aware of having no rights or resources, Violetta prepares a letter of farewell for Alfredo. On his return, after a brief declaration of love, she tells him that she must go to Paris. On reading her letter Alfredo realizes the implication of this. His father endeavours in vain to persuade him to come home to Provence. Alfredo departs headlong for Paris.

Scene II
At a party of the courtesan Flora Bervoix, Violetta und Alfredo meet again. She is escorted by her former lover Baron Douphol. Unwilling to be ignored, Alfredo resorts to reckless gambling, and is then offensive to Violetta and her swain: on her imploration that he should leave the party, he throws his winnings in her face in front of everyone, declaring them to be his “payment” for their months together. The assembled guests are indignant and Douphol challenges Alfredo to a duel. Even at this juncture Violetta says nothing to explain the situation.

Act Three
Violetta is seriously ill. The doctor cannot conceal from her that she only has a short time to live. A letter from Germont père informs her that Alfredo is returning; he has learned the true reason for her leaving for Paris. Violetta has hardly any life strength left. Alfredo arrives and begs forgiveness, and for a moment the two of them dream of a happy end far from Paris. But it is too late. Violetta’s only comfort is that she did not have to die alone.
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back Content Synopsis Act One
Beautiful and fascinating Violetta is the focal point of smart Parisian society. Only few are aware that she is mortally ill. To celebrate a temporary improvement in her health she throws a party, at which she is introduced to a young man from the provinces. Alfredo Germont has already long since loved the famous courtesan from afar. His declaration of ardent passion for her leaves her confused. She is inclined to reject him, but offers him the prospect of another meeting.

Act Two
Scene I
Violetta has given up her social life In Paris and is living in the country with Alfredo. But happiness can be expensive. Discovering that Violetta is intending to sell up her entire property so as to finance their life together, Alfredo immediately departs for the city in search of money. Meanwhile, Violetta is visited by Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’ s father, who demands from her that they separate. Alfredo’ s association with a woman of Violetta’ s reputation is ruining the social standing of the Germonts, and the impending marriage of his daughter, Alfredo’ s own sister, is in danger. Aware of having no rights or resources, Violetta prepares a letter of farewell for Alfredo. On his return, after a brief declaration of love, she tells him that she must go to Paris. On reading her letter Alfredo realizes the implication of this. His father endeavours in vain to persuade him to come home to Provence. Alfredo departs headlong for Paris.

Scene II
At a party of the courtesan Flora Bervoix, Violetta und Alfredo meet again. She is escorted by her former lover Baron Douphol. Unwilling to be ignored, Alfredo resorts to reckless gambling, and is then offensive to Violetta and her swain: on her imploration that he should leave the party, he throws his winnings in her face in front of everyone, declaring them to be his “payment” for their months together. The assembled guests are indignant and Douphol challenges Alfredo to a duel. Even at this juncture Violetta says nothing to explain the situation.

Act Three
Violetta is seriously ill. The doctor cannot conceal from her that she only has a short time to live. A letter from Germont père informs her that Alfredo is returning; he has learned the true reason for her leaving for Paris. Violetta has hardly any life strength left. Alfredo arrives and begs forgiveness, and for a moment the two of them dream of a happy end far from Paris. But it is too late. Violetta’s only comfort is that she did not have to die alone.
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back Content Take a look behind the scenes: on a tour of the opera house, we show you places that generally remain hidden from our audiences: ranging from the understage machinery, the wings and backstage areas and our huge costume store.

The insights we can give you into the opera house operations depend on the performance schedule and the current daily rehearsal schedule.

The tour takes place in German and is suitable for ages 12 and up.
For younger children, please note our special offer of the family tour or the special offers of the Junge Oper . Public tours Duration approx. 1 ½ hours
Advance tickets: adults 7,00 €, children/reduced 4,00 €

General terms and conditions apply .

Tickets for the public tours

Special group tours All-inclusive price for up to 15 persons 105,- €.
Each additional adult person 7,00 €, each additional child or reduced person 4,00 €.

Contact:
Coordination of opera house tours
Email: fuehrungen@operamrhein.de
Tel. +49 211 89 25 603 Tours for school classes You will find more information here .
Important information / rules of conduct for the guided tours Domiliciary Right
The instructions of the theatre guides must be followed at all times.
For your own safety, you are not allowed to leave the group or wander around the Opera House on your own initiative.
If children are present during a guided tour, the official chaperones are responsible for supervising them. They are responsible for ensuring that the children follow the instructions of the theatre guides.
If the safety instructions of our staff are disregarded, the tour may be cancelled without refund. In the event of misconduct and/or disturbances by individual persons, our theatre guide may also expel them from the premises during the tour.

Accessibility
Please note that our tours are not barrier-free due to the structural and historical conditions. It is therefore unfortunately not possible to bring prams, wheelchairs and walkers.

Clothing / Wardrobe
Please wear sturdy, comfortable shoes (flip-flops and high heels are not suitable).
Clothes/backpacks can be left at the cloakroom free of charge. No liability is assumed for clothing and valuables. Please therefore carry valuables with you.

Accidents / Emergencies / Evacuation
In the event of accidents or injuries, please inform your theatre guide immediately. Our staff are trained to deal with such situations and know the locations of the first aid boxes, defibrillators and fire alarms in the building.
If an alarm is triggered inside the building, please follow the instructions of your theatre guide and leave the building as quickly as possible.

Declaration of consent
By purchasing a ticket and taking part in one of our guided tours, you confirm that you agree to the rules listed and will abide by them.
Note on photography during opera house tours A selfie in the foyer or a group photo on stage? Sure, this is allowed. We are also happy about the linking of our channels on social media!

Picture, video and audio recordings of our staff and artists are not permitted. This also applies if they are only in the background to the motif you have chosen.
We are obliged to protect the personal rights of our employees and artists.

Please also follow the separate instructions of our opera house guides regarding the respective stage sets. Photography is also not permitted during new productions and premieres.

Thank you for your understanding. Note on disabled access Opernhaus Düsseldorf is an historic building. Especially in backstage areas it is not accessible to the disabled. Those taking part in our guided tours must be prepared to walk for some time without being able to sit down. Several floors can only be reached by stairs (no lift). We appreciate your understanding.

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