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Music Theater/Performance

A Singthing

Leo Hofmann, Benjamin van Bebber

When it comes to opera, many people start dreaming: of the immediate power of song and of a universal language of music – a language that connects everyone. Does the ancient powerhouse of emotions really hold opportunities for boundless understanding? Should everyone finally learn to sing arias?
For «A Singthing», the music theatre duo Hofmann/van Bebber is developing an evening of arias together with the percussionist Sabrina Ma, the actress Athina Lange and the visual artist Ladislav Zajac. With dramatic faces and pulsating lights, with grand gestures and perceptible sound waves, they design possibilities of multisensory musical encounters. As part of the artistic research project [in]operabilities, «A Singthing» questions opera for its accessibility, for possibilities of inclusive working and for the usefulness of «opera-abilities» for living together.


Benjamin van Bebber (concept, direction), Leo Hofmann (concept, musical direction & performance), Athena Lange & Sabrina Ma (performance), Ladislav Zajac (lights & space), Jessica Gadani (costume), Franziska Henschel (dramaturgy), Jeanne Charlotte Vogt (dramaturgical collaboration, public relations & production management), Vivian Celina Chu Mei Wu (collaboration direction & production), Susanne Tod (mediation, public relations & outside-eye), Eyk Kauly & Emil Leske (consulting & outside-eye), Carolin Jüngst & Nic Meyer (audio description), Christina Müller (GSL interpreter), Dr. phil. Daniela Happ (GSL translator), Rana Karan, Bela Meiers, Johanna Schäfer (graphics, website), Robin Hinsch; Jens Seemann (photography), Marie-Sophie Richter (vocal coaching), Lea Walther (illustrations)


In German written and spoken language as well as German sign language, accompanied by audio description in German.
All performances are preceded by a tactile tour and an introduction by the artists. The tactile tour begins at 19:00. Due to limited capacity, the tactile tours are reserved exclusively for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions.


75 minutes, no break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.


New Pricing Policy

With the start of the season 22/23, a new pricing policy will apply at Gare du Nord.
Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Persons with a residence permit N, F or S.

Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

Season tickets

Prices freely selectable CHF 350.- / 250.- / 150.-
The season tickets include almost all events of the season 22/23.

Benefits of a season ticket: You can collect your ticket at the evening door and do not need a reservation. The seats for holders of season tickets will be blocked up to 15 minutes prior to showtime.

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