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

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LuganoJulia Fischer, Daniel Müller-Schott

Kodály, Schubert, Bach, Ravel
Julia Fischer; Daniel Müller-Schott

BernFaust

Gounod: Faust
Jochen Hochstenbach; Nigel Lowery; Stadttheater Bern; Bettina Munzer; Zsolt Czetner; Bern Symphony Orchestra

ZürichSchwanensee

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Alexei Ratmansky; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Rossen Milanov; Pavel Baleff; Jérôme Kaplan

ZürichDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Riccardo Minasi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Tabea Braun; Susanna Phillips; Layla Claire

WinterthurUn Ballo

Ravel
Jiří Kylián; Benoît Favre; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Michael Küster
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An elemental ancient ritual

Based on the ancient tragedies by Aeschylus, Oresteia makes a great case for composer Iannis Xenakis’s concept of “total theatre”.
****1
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Ratmansky's Swan Lake in Zurich

Not all choreographers take on a gruelling tabletop assignment before defining the movements of a performance. Yet to reconstruct the 1895 Mariinsky Theatre production of Swan Lake, Alexei Ratmansky did just that.
***11
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A Mendelssohn-Mahler triumph in Zurich

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra lit up Zurich’s historic Tonhalle with a stellar double-bill of Mendelssohn and Mahler.
*****
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Gute Pässe, Schlechte Pässe

In Gute Pässe, Schlechte Pässe (Good Passports, Bad Passports), Helena Waldmann joins the disparate artistic genres of modern dance and acrobatics to reflect divisions among ethnic groups.
**111
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Wozzeck in Geneva: grit and light

A strong, compelling staging – coherent in aesthetic and philosophy, if a little restrained in performance. 
****1
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