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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Zürich

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ZürichRonja RäubertochterNew Production

Ronja Räubertochter
Carrie-Ann Matheson; Marie-Ève Signeyrole; Zurich Opera; Fabien Teigné; Yashi; Philharmonia Zürich; Zusatzchor der Oper Zürich

ZürichMaria StuardaNew Production

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Enrique Mazzola; David Alden; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Serena Farnocchia; Diana Damrau

ZürichLuisa Miller

Luisa Miller
Verdi: Luisa Miller
Riccardo Frizza; Damiano Michieletto; Zurich Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Leo Nucci; Maria Agresta

ZürichMagnum Opus 4

Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle
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David Alden's new Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda is perhaps most famous for a single and highly emotional scene in which two monarchs engage in a venomous confrontation. One is doomed to die. 
***11
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Goecke and Clug reinvent Stravinsky

Katja Wunsche and artists of the Zurich Ballet in Clug's Sacre © Gregory Batardon
Just as Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Le Sacre du Printemps opened up new musical horizons for dance at the start of the 20th century, Ballett Zürich’s Stravinsky evening sees two leading modern choreographers revive these works.
****1
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Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s Life

Christian Gerhaher (Lenau) © Paul Leclaire
Heinz Holliger’s Lunea, which recently premiered at the Zurich Opera House, is “not an opera”, or so the ground-breaking Swiss composer contends.
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Enlightenment through compassion: Parsifal in Zurich

Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) and Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Danielle Liniger
Claus Guth’s grandiose production of Parsifal made major headlines in Zurich in 2011. With its new cast of principals, this revival is no less a sensation.
*****
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