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.
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ZürichDer feurige EngelNew production

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Gianandrea Noseda; Calixto Bieito; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Ausrine Stundyte; Judith Schmid

GenevaMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Dvořák, Prokofiev
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; Lionel Bringuier; Gil Shaham; Chiara Enderle

BernMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Dvořák, Prokofiev
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; Lionel Bringuier; Gil Shaham; Chiara Enderle

ZürichMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Dvořák, Prokofiev
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; Lionel Bringuier; Gil Shaham; Chiara Enderle

BernSymphoniekonzert: Bridges and Towers

Webern, Vivaldi, Bach, Elgar
Bern Symphony Orchestra; Rumon Gamba; Alexis Vincent; Albrecht Mayer
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Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

Joseph Haydn’s opera Orlando Paladino was once cited as “a mixed salad of madness, mayhem and true love”. A recent revival in Zurich supports that assessment.
***11
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Brahms meets Schlumpf in Baden

While a modern concert series staged in a one-time printing press couldn’t take the space farther from its first life, three musicians in Baden recently wrote a new kind of headline.
****1
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Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

A powerful and emotional staging by Bieito with five-star performances from both leads.  
*****
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Vaudeville and validation in Ravel double bill

In the nearby city of Winterthur, Zurich’s fine International Opera Studio (IOS) recently premiered two short operas by Maurice Ravel, a flashy L’Heure espagnole and a lyrical L’Enfant et les sortilèges.
***11
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A noble case for civil disobedience

Even forty years after its world première in Rotterdam, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s new production of Philip Glass’s three-act opera in Basel has particularly timely relevance.
*****
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