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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Switzerland

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | 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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ZürichGirl with a Pearl EarringWorld premiere

Girl with a Pearl Earring
Wirth: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Peter Rundel; Ted Huffman; Zurich Opera; Andrew Lieberman; Annemarie Woods; Lauren Snouffer; Thomas Hampson

ZürichDie FledermausNew production

Die Fledermaus
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Kai Tietje; Stefan Huber; Zurich Opera; Heike Seidler; Danny Costello; Rolf Sommer

ZürichFaust: The Ballet

Faust: The Ballet
Lazar: Faust
Edward Clug; Ballett Zürich; Mikhail Agrest; Marko Japelj; Leo Kulaš; Martin Gebhardt

LuganoOSI & Sol Gabetta

to be announced
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Markus Poschner; Sol Gabetta

ZürichDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Riccardo Minasi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Tabea Braun; Franck Evin; Chris Kondek
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Junior Ballett Zürich shines in three creations

Emma Antrobus and Gary Solan in Wounded © Gregory Batardon
Three different and highly-spirited works, each choreographed for the Junior Ballett Zürich, were recently performed at the city’s opera house.
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Juan Diego Flórez successfully debuts as Rodolfo in Zurich's Bohème

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) © Toni Suter
In a reprise of Ole Anders Tandberg’s somewhat confused production, a solid cast performs a charming bohème, under the baton of Marco Armiliato.
***11
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Astrid Kessler nails the title role in Arabella in Zurich

Julia Kleiter (Arabella), Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk (The Fiakermilli) and chorus © Toni Suter
Using the Nazi regime as his Leitmotif, Canadian director Robert Carsen brings Richard Strauss’ Arabella to the Zurich stage. 
***11
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Nussknacker und Mausekönig revived at Ballett Zürich

Michelle Willems and Dominik Slavkovsky © Gregory Batardon
An inventive reimagining of this well-worn tale 
****1
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Luisi leads, Rana reigns in an extraordinary concert in Zurich

Fabio Luisi conducts Philharmonia Zürich © Monika Rittershaus
The extraordinary Italian pianist Beatrice Rana and the Philharmonia Zürich orchestra under Fabio Luisi lit up the stage in an unforgettable performance. 
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