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.
November 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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BernDie Zauberflöte für Kinder

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Hans Christoph Bünger; Lisa Katharina Holzberg; Stadttheater Bern; Nigel Lowery; Anne-Sophie Raemy; Lilian Farahani; Marielle Murphy

BernSacre / Faun / Bolero (Ivgi & Greben, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Etienne Béchard)

Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel
Ivgi & Greben; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Etienne Béchard; Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern; Hans Christoph Bünger; Till Kuhnert; Hussein Chalayan; Bern Symphony Orchestra


Offenbach: Fantasio
Gergely Madaras; Thomas Jolly; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Alan Woodbridge; Thibaut Fack; Sylvette Dequest; Mélody Louledjian

ZürichRonja RäubertochterNew Production

Carrie-Ann Matheson; Marie-Ève Signeyrole; Zurich Opera; Fabien Teigné; Yashi; Philharmonia Zürich; Chorzuzüger der Oper Zürich

ZürichRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny)New Production

Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Fabio Luisi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Joki Tewes; Karita Mattila; Annette Dasch
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Mahagonny in Zurich: a tale of excess and depravity

The backstory doesn’t bode well: three fugitive criminals decide to found a city that will pander to society’s most vital needs: food, sex, warfare, and alcohol.
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An animated trio at the new Tonhalle Maag

In Zurich’s new and provisional Tonhalle Maag, Omer Meir Wellber recently conducted a triple bill of works from the Baroque, Romantic and modern periods.
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Truls Mørk and the Czech Philharmonic in Zurich

On its current concert tour in Switzerland, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra treated audiences to a programme of works by two of its homeland's most illustrious composers.
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A new Nutcracker in Zurich

In an entirely new version of the ballet, choreographer Christian Spuck wanted to explore the darker realms and fantasy of the ETA Hoffmann narrative that inspired Tchaikovsky’s suite.
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Neon and cubes in Zurich

Questionable identities, clandestine messages, love and money are the stuffs of Gioacchino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, revived again in Zurich.
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