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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GenevaIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Jonathan Nott; Sam Brown; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Lena Belkina

GenevaLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Marko Letonja; Tobias Richter; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

GenevaFigaro Gets a Divorce

Langer: Figaro Gets a Divorce
Justin Brown; David Pountney; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; David Stout; Marie Arnet

GenevaCallas

Various: Callas (Hoffmann)
Reinhild Hoffmann; Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

GenevaMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Janáček, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Truls Mørk

GenevaMarie-Nicole Lemieux en récital

Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Roger Vignoles

GenevaFantasio

Offenbach: Fantasio
Gergely Madaras; Thomas Jolly; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Thibaut Fack; Sylvette Dequest; Mélody Louledjian
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Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

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

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

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

A Manon as sexy and unsteady as its heroine.
****1
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Too many greys in Geneva's Falstaff

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

A beautiful and thought-provoking association of Lieder and cinema, which nonetheless remains difficult to decipher. 
***11
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Politics and poetry: Vivier and Stockhausen in Geneva

Vivier and Stockhausen's dreams and darkness take centre stage for a night during Geneva's Archipel festival. 
****1
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