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.
September 2017
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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.

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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ZürichDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Karina Canellakis; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Elsa Dreisig; Sen Guo

GenevaFigaro Gets a Divorce

Langer: Figaro Gets a Divorce
Justin Brown; David Pountney; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; David Stout; Marie Arnet

ZürichEugene OneginNew Production

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Stanislav Kochanovsky; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Peter Mattei; Olga Bezsmertna


Strauss R.: Salome
Ulf Schirmer; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Zurich Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Catherine Naglestad; Doris Soffel

ZürichPurzel-Konzert «Die Schnecke und der Buckelwal» Kinder von 3-5 Jahren

Thomas Douglas; Musicians from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra
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Wretched fates and quirky staging: Eugene Onegin in Zurich

Barrie Kosky’s atypically conservative production of the Russian classic was marked by musical direction and vocal performances of the highest order.
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Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

Elena Langer's gorgeous and tongue-in-cheek Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva, despite David Pountney's boxy libretto. 
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shines in Lucerne

A Tchaikovsky and Dvorak programme at the Lucerne festival featured star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. 
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Supreme command: Haitink in Lucerne

Close to the start of this summer’s Lucerne Festival, Bernard Haitink conducted an outstanding performance of Mozart and Mahler works that span the centuries.
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An all-Strauss evening in Lucerne

Conductor Riccardo Chailly launched this year's Lucerne Festival with a riveting programme of three late 19th century works by the great orchestral explorer, Richard Strauss.
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