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Guide to classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Geneva

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Geneva sits at the core of the European musical and cultural scene: between the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Victoria Hall, the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva can satisfy every music and ballet lover. Check our calendar to discover concerts, opera or ballet performances in Geneva; tonight, this weekend or the forthcoming month. Our latest reviews will let you know everything about what’s going on in Geneva, undoubtedly one the most vibrant place in the international scene.
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GenevaClosing Gala Concert

Mozart, Vivaldi, Kreisler, Tchaikovsky
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Julian Rachlin; Prizewinners of the Menuhin Competition; Maxim Vengerov; Soyoung Yoon

GenevaConcert in Geneva

Bernstein, Mahler
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Elisabeth Kulman

GenevaKing Arthur

King Arthur
Purcell: King Arthur
Leonardo Garcia Alarcón; Alain Maratrat; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus; Cappella Mediterranea

GenevaUne Nuit Américaine

Waxman, Bernstein, Weill, Janáček
L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève; Lawrence Foster; Gordan Nikolić

GenevaMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Migros-Kulturprozent-Classics
Tchaikovsky
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev

GenevaTchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
United Nations Orchestra; Liya Petrova

GenevaRiccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti
Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini; Riccardo Muti
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Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust in Geneva

John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados
Plasson shows all his experience; Lavaudant surprises and delights with his direction; a strong cast sing their hearts out. Who can ask for more?
*****
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Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

David Stout (Figaro) and Marie Arnet (Susanna) © GTG | Magali Dougados
Elena Langer's gorgeous and tongue-in-cheek Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva, despite David Pountney's boxy libretto. 
****1
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A lacklustre Maid of Orleans in Geneva

Ksenia Dudnikova © Zemsky Green
The performance bids for musical purity, but ends up stripped of story and emotion as well. 
***11
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Wozzeck in Geneva: grit and light

Mark Stone (Wozzeck) © GTG | Carole Parodi
A strong, compelling staging – coherent in aesthetic and philosophy, if a little restrained in performance. 
****1
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Petibon shines in Olivier Py's ambitious Manon

Patricia Petibon © GTG | Carole Parodi
A Manon as sexy and unsteady as its heroine.
****1
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Too many greys in Geneva's Falstaff

Franco Vassallo (Falstaff) and chorus © Carole Parodi
A huge revolving grey monolith centre stage dominated a grey floor, grey props and men in grey costumes, all detracting from the gaiety Verdi envisaged as the essence of Falstaff.
***11
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A cinematic Des Knaben Wunderhorn in Geneva

Dietrich Henschel and the L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
A beautiful and thought-provoking association of Lieder and cinema, which nonetheless remains difficult to decipher. 
***11
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