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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Zürich

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ZürichLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Nello Santi; Damiano Michieletto; Zurich Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Roman Burdenko; Diana Damrau

ZürichDer Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Fabio Luisi; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Zurich Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Krassimira Stoyanova; Christof Fischesser

ZürichLa finta giardiniera

La finta giardiniera
Mozart: La finta giardiniera
Gianluca Capuano; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Kenneth Tarver; Rosa Feola

ZürichLe Grand MacabreNew production

Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre
Tito Ceccherini; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Alina Adamski; Sinead O'Kelly
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Quirky staging, superb singing: Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Zurich

Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Ligeti's “anti-anti opera” opens in Zurich in a new production by Tatjana Gürbaca. 
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Tan Dun conducts the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in Zurich

Ralph van Raat © Simon van Boxtel
Chinese composer/conductor Tan Dun presented colourful works both he and another compatriot had composed together with pieces by Stravinsky.
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The Zurich ballet pays tribute to Jiří Kylián, master of the dance

Irmina Kopaczynska in Kylián's Sweet Dreams © Gregory Batardon
In a magical and widely-varied programme, the Zurich Ballet pays homage to the celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián by performing four of his extraordinary works together for the first time.
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
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