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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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ZürichMedéeNew Production

Charpentier: Médée
William Christie; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Hartmut Meyer; Mechthild Seipel; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Reinoud Van Mechelen

ZürichThe Wizard of OzNew Production

Valtinoni: Der Zauberer von Oz (The Wizard of Oz)
Kristiina Poska; Floris Visser; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Deanna Breiwick; Rebeca Olvera

Zürich3. Philharmonic Concert: Arias and instrumental pieces by Rossini

Rossini
Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich; Riccardo Minasi; Franco Fagioli
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A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

From devoted wife and mother to murdering avenger, Médée is is a challenging role. A new Zurich production firmly secures her place in the collective memory, perhaps for the wrong reasons.
**111
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Quintessential Rachmaninov from La Fenice

Migros Kulturprozent Classics recently treated the Zurich audience to a triple bill of distant musical cousins: Rossini, Wagner and Rachmaninov.
**111
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Revisiting Anna Karenina

Just as rereading a favourite novel can give the reader new literary impulses to explore, so, too, can the revival of a popular ballet offer a fresh interpretation.
****1
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Startling Beethoven and Messiaen in Zurich

2017 began with a bang in Zurich, thanks to a stellar pianist, Daniil Trifonov, and a peak performance by the Tonhalle Orchestra under Kent Nagano’s seasoned baton.
****1
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