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

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BaselHommage an Bernstein

Bernstein, Gershwin, Schnyder
Basel Symphony Orchestra; Wayne Marshall; Kim Criswell; Daniel Schnyder

BaselLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Giampaolo Maria Bisanti; Olivier Py; Theater Basel; Pierre-André Weitz; Ernesto Petti; Svetlana Moskalenko

BaselPelléas et Mélisande

Andrew Foster-Williams (Golaud), Elsa Benoit (Mélisande) and Rolf Romei (Pelléas) © Priska Ketterer
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Erik Nielsen; Barbora Horáková Joly; Theater Basel; Eva Maria van Acker; Rolf Romei; Elsa Benoit

BaselVero Verdi - the biggest Verdi Gala

Hans Swarowsky

BaselBaroque 2.0

Hans Swarowsky; Julius Kalmar; Laura Ansaldi

BaselKing Arthur

Purcell: King Arthur
Christopher Moulds; Stephan Kimmig; Theater Basel; Katja Haß; Anja Rabes; Elias Eilinghoff; Steffen Höld
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Hailing from No-man’s land: Pelléas et Mélisande in Basel

Andrew Foster-Williams (Golaud), Elsa Benoit (Mélisande) and Rolf Romei (Pelléas) © Priska Ketterer
Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande emerges from an almost transcendent realm and creates a languorous atmosphere, even if it leaves some questions unanswered and realities unexplored
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Love finds a balm for pain in Basel

Bryony Dwyer (Morgana) and Nicole Heaston (Alcina) © Priska Ketterer
Lydia Steier’s colourful production of Alcina in Basel was as much a lesson in conflict resolution as it was in the power of love.
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A Case of Confused Identity

Frank Fannar Pedersen, Andrea Tordosa, Vidal Ye Eun Choi © Ismael Lorenzo
Johan Inger's new Peer Gynt ballet fails to convince in Basel
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A noble case for civil disobedience

Nicholas Crawley (Parsi Rustomji), Rolf Romei (Gandhi) and Eastman © Koen Broos
Even forty years after its world première in Rotterdam, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s new production of Philip Glass’s three-act opera in Basel has particularly timely relevance.
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An elemental ancient ritual

Steffen Höld, Michael Wächter, Chor des Theater Basel, Basel Sinfonietta © Sandra Then
Based on the ancient tragedies by Aeschylus, Oresteia makes a great case for composer Iannis Xenakis’s concept of “total theatre”.
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Sexism and callousness in Theater Basel's Don Giovanni

Biagio Pizzuti (Leporello) and Riccardo Fassi © Priska Ketterer
In Richard Jones' production of Don Giovanni at Theater Basel, it was the singers alone who stole the limelight.
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