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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GenevaLa clemenza di Tito

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Teodor Currentzis; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Anna Lucia Richter; Karina Gauvin; Jeanine De Bique; Stéphanie d'Oustrac

GenevaNina Stemme en récital

Brahms, Wagner, Weill
Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Nina Stemme

GenevaIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Jonathan Nott; Sam Brown; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Lena Belkina

GenevaLe nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Marko Letonja; Tobias Richter; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

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
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Sunny Strauss on Verbier's slopes

There were piano arpeggios that could have come from the pen of no other composer
****1
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A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

Like most honest listeners I crave a taste of turpitude in Salome.
**111
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“Smile despite your sorrows”: Franz Lehár’s valuable lesson in Zurich

In a new production of Franz Lehár’s The Land of Smiles, the stoic Sou-Chong sets the melancholy tone of the operetta by singing “Smile despite your sorrows and a thousand.. aches and pains”.
****1
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Love finds a balm for pain in Basel

Lydia Steier’s colourful production of Alcina in Basel was as much a lesson in conflict resolution as it was in the power of love.
***11
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Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

That both the lead and a second key role were ill and couldn’t sing did not bode well, yet this performance of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera shook up the house nonetheless.
****1
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