Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Zürich

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ZÜRICH BALLET AND OPERA GUIDES
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ZürichL'Heure espagnole/ L'Enfant et les sortilèges

Ravel
Pavel Baleff; Jan Essinger; Zurich Opera; Sonja Füsti; Jeannette Seiler; Carmen Seibel; Trystan Llŷr Griffiths

ZürichEmergenceNew Production

Belton, Various
Crystal Pite; Sol León; Paul Lightfoot; Ballett Zürich

ZürichKinderkonzert «Tino Flautinos neue Abenteuer» ab 5 Jahren

Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Maurice Steger; Jolanda Steiner

ZürichEmőke Baráth, Kate Aldrich & Riccardo Minasi

Telemann, Hasse, Ristori, Veracini, Lotti, Zelenka, Vivaldi, Heinichen
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Riccardo Minasi; Kate Aldrich
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León/Lightfoot & Crystal Pite in Zurich

Zurich recently welcomed the Swiss premieres of two extraordinary ballets, one by choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, the other by Crystal Pite.
*****
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Play on the Parisian profile: Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne

“Eat, dance, sing, and afterwards make love” was the motto for Parisian life, and their pursuit made up the greater part of this performance.
***11
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Simplicity the key to new Butterfly in Zurich

Apparently, the composer himself was a notorious cheater, we can assume that some of the unsavoury themes of his 1904 opera “Madame Butterfly” were close to the bone.
****1
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A colourless Fidelio in Zurich

Celebrating a courageous woman who is able to secure the release of her husband from prison, Beethoven’s sole opera Fidelio has music that is more compelling that its plot.
***11
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Strong new season from Zurich Opera

At Zurich Opera, Andreas Homoki, the Intendant since 2012, and Music Director Fabio Luisi have built a strong season, with a range of new productions unveiled for 2017-18
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Postcard from Zurich

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