Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Zürich, Switzerland

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ZürichDer feurige EngelNew production

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Gianandrea Noseda; Calixto Bieito; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Ausrine Stundyte; Judith Schmid

ZürichCorpusNew production

World Premiere
Douglas Lee; Filipe Portugal; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Christopher Moulds; Martin Gebhardt; Michael Küster; Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich

ZürichMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Dvořák, Prokofiev
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; Lionel Bringuier; Gil Shaham; Chiara Enderle

ZürichOrlando Paladino

Haydn: Orlando Paladino
Riccardo Minasi; Jetske Mijnssen; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Joki Tewes; Anna Goryachova; Jane Archibald

ZürichUn ballo in maschera

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Fabio Luisi; David Pountney; Zurich Opera; Raimund Bauer; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Marcelo Álvarez; George Petean

ZürichZurich Ballet: Mixed BillNew production

Various, Bryars
Hans van Manen; Jacopo Godani; William Forsythe; Ballett Zürich; Keso Dekker; Mélanie Borel; Giulia Tonelli; Katja Wünsche
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Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

Joseph Haydn’s opera Orlando Paladino was once cited as “a mixed salad of madness, mayhem and true love”. A recent revival in Zurich supports that assessment.
***11
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Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

A powerful and emotional staging by Bieito with five-star performances from both leads.  
*****
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A delightful confection in Zurich

The charm of Gaetano Donizetti’s spirited two-act L’elisir d’amore lies in its mixture of sharp comedy and poignant pathos. Zurich gave us just that.
****1
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Provocation as part of the package

Juan Diego Flórez stars as Goethe’s archetypal Romantic poet in Massenet's Werther in Zurich. 
****1
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Ratmansky's Swan Lake in Zurich

Not all choreographers take on a gruelling tabletop assignment before defining the movements of a performance. Yet to reconstruct the 1895 Mariinsky Theatre production of Swan Lake, Alexei Ratmansky did just that.
***11
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A Mendelssohn-Mahler triumph in Zurich

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra lit up Zurich’s historic Tonhalle with a stellar double-bill of Mendelssohn and Mahler.
*****
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