Theater Basel: Heidi’s coming home?

Foto aus Ballettproduktion «Cow»

The «Migros-Abo» subscription programme will again offer seats at top-class opera and ballet productions in the coming season at Theater Basel.

An abundance of culture with the «Migros-Abo»

After the last, drastically reduced season for Theater Basel, the programme for the coming season under Artistic Director Benedikt von Peter promises many highlights. The «Migros-Abo» subscription programme – at a discounted price, thanks to the Migros Culture Percentage – offers an optimal cross-section of the opera and ballet productions to be staged.

Die Mühle von Saint Pain («The Mill of Saint Pain»)

The old and legendary story of Krabat takes on a new form: Antú Romero Nunes tells the tale in the style of a noir western in the operatic play «Die Mühle von Saint Pain». Drama, dance, the Basel Sinfonietta, an opera singer and a Tingueley machine between them conjure up the black mill and its magical pull.

Eine Winterreise («A Winter Journey»)

An equally unique musical gem awaits audiences in «Eine Winterreise». Together with the great mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, director Christof Loy has created an evening of intimate musicality inspired by the song cycle composed by Franz Schubert.

St Matthew Passion 

In his production of the St Matthew Passion, director Benedikt von Peter addresses the question of what the Passion means to a diverse society in which Christianity is becoming ever less relevant. 


Richard Wherlock’s ballet «Heidi» is based on the Swiss classic and explores the themes of identity and belonging. Perhaps you really only discover what home is when you leave it or lose it – or if its existence is questioned.     

La fille mal gardée

To round off the programme, in «La fille mal gardée» the Belgian choreographer Jeroen Verbruggen turns one of our oldest and established stagings of this ballet, with its idyllic pastoral setting and its earthy characters, into a queer narrative ballet that takes delight in ambiguities and gender disorientation.

The «Migros-Abo» programme

Die Mühle von Saint Pain
Operatic play by Antú Romero Nunes
Sunday 31 October 2021, 18:30 

Eine Winterreise
Opera by Christof Loy
Tuesday 15 February 2022, 19:30  

St Matthew Passion
Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Tuesday 12 April 2022, 19:00 

Ballet by Richard Wherlock
Saturday 14 May 2022, 19:30 

La fille mal gardée
Ballett by Jeroen Verbruggen
Sunday, 12 June 2022, 18:30 

  • Category A: CHF 529.00
  • Category B: CHF 450.00
  • Category C: CHF 394.00
  • Category D: CHF 337.00

Programme and subscription offers
You will find further information on the programme and the subscriptions offered on the Theater Basel website.