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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Zürich

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ZürichMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Fabio Luisi; Ted Huffman; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Annemarie Woods; Hui He; Piero Pretti

ZürichHänsel und GretelNew production

Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Markus Poschner; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Fabio Luisi; Michael Richter; Gideon Davey

ZürichThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Paul Connelly; Rufus Didwiszus; Buki Shiff; Michael Küster

ZürichKonrad oder das Kind aus der KonservenbüchseNew production

Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Näther: Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Claudia Blersch; Zurich Opera; Elisa Alessi; Irène Friedli; Katharina Peetz
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
In Zurich, ballet director Christian Spuck recently launched the second season of the multi-layered ballet he choreographed to the great P.I. Tchaikovsky score.
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Sweeney Todd: Zurich ventures into a bloody musical

Bryn Terfel (Sweeney Todd) and Barry Banks (Pirelli) © Monika Rittershaus
Hats off to Andreas Homoki, Artistic Director at the Zurich Opera House, for staging a musical around “the chill of ghostly shadows”.
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Virtuoso violin, dynamic conducting: Bell and Hrůša in Zurich

Joshua Bell © Chris Lee
The Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich recently struck a perfect balance of emotive and restraint in music by Brahms, Bartók and Saint-Saëns.
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Donald Runnicles conducts a stellar programme in Zurich

Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Conductor Donald Runnicles and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard deliver a highly expressive performance with pieces by Elgar, Mozart and Strauss. 
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