Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Zürich

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postcard from zurich

Postcard from Zurich

In Zurich for some culture? Here is reviewer Sarah Batschelet's insider's guide on what to see and where to eat.
Zürich Opera - Season Preview

Myth, magic and sacrifice: the new season in Zurich

Zurich Opera and Ballet present seasons packed with new productions of dark works that are dominated by myth, magic or sacrifice. From Greek myth to magic bullets to giving up the one you love, it’s a powerful season destined to move Swiss audiences.
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ZürichRavel, Poulenc, Dvořák

Ravel, Poulenc, Dvořák
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Howard Griffiths; Güher Pekinel; Süher Pekinel

ZürichSchwanensee

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Alexei Ratmansky; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Rossen Milanov; Pavel Baleff; Jérôme Kaplan

ZürichDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Riccardo Minasi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Tabea Braun; Susanna Phillips; Layla Claire

ZürichKinderkonzert «Der Puppenspieler Titiritero»

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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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A sizzling myth of matricide

In the hands of director Hans Neuenfels, the Swiss première of Manfred Trojahn’s Orest was widely anticipated for its “splashes of gore and commensurate splatters of sound”.
*****
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Dynamic Bartók from Julia Fischer in Zurich

While premiered only some 60 years apart, the Béla Bartók and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky works that Charles Dutoit recently conducted in the Zurich Tonhalle couldn’t have called up more disparate moods.
****1
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