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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Switzerland

Whether you're interested in Basel, Geneva or Zurich, take a look at the Swiss homepage on Bachtrack. Here's the place to discover events in classical music, opera and dance in Switzerland.
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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.
Gstaad Chapel © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd

Postcard from Gstaad

Since childhood, my three most enduring passions have been music, skiing and food. So when the organiser of Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Thierry Scherz, asked me to spend a few days reviewing the festival - three nights of concerts with top class performers, dining with the artists in the uber-posh Gstaad Palace and two days of skiing in some of the loveliest scenery in Switzerland, it was, to misq
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VerbierOpening concert

Opening concert
Shchedrin, Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakov
Verbier Festival Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Daniel Lozakovich; George Li; Pretty Yende

VerbierRufus Wainwright & Friends

Rufus Wainwright & Friends
Rufus Wainwright; Anne Sofie von Otter; Brooklyn Rider

VerbierYuri Bashmet & Sergei Babayan

Yuri Bashmet & Sergei Babayan
Bach, Schnittke, Shostakovich
Yuri Bashmet; Sergei Babayan

VerbierJanine Jansen & Elisabeth Leonskaja

Janine Jansen & Elisabeth Leonskaja
Schumann, Beethoven
Janine Jansen; Elisabeth Leonskaja

VerbierAnne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider

Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider
Anne Sofie von Otter; Brooklyn Rider
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Belcea Quartet competes with urban Zurich

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
An accomplished performance by the renowned Belcea Quartet marked the first of the summer’s “Serenade” concerts, an open-air series held in the park of the historic Villa Schönberg. 
***11
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A metaphor for the modern world in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Calixto Bieito sets Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in a hedonist, decadent society whose citizens are defined by their egotism, ambition and sexual exploits.
****1
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Zimmermann and his “Lady” tackle Beethoven in Zurich

Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
In a terrific performance under Manfred Honeck, the German violinist brings down the house with Beethoven's Violin Concerto. 
*****
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Young Choreographers Light up the Zurich Stage

Iacopo Arregui and Emma Antrobus in Knight's Mocambo © Gregory Batardon
Promising new talents among Zurich’s “Young Choreographers” recently showed a variety of inviting works at the city’s opera house. 
****1
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Kapitonova enchants in Ratmansky's Swan Lake

Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Ratmansky's staging is more than a reconstruction. It's a staging that's moving and joyful in its own right.
****1
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