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.

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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ZürichEmergenceNew Production

Belton, Various
Crystal Pite; Sol León; Paul Lightfoot; Ballett Zürich

ZürichL'Heure espagnole/ L'Enfant et les sortilèges

Ravel
Pavel Baleff; Jan Essinger; Zurich Opera; Sonja Füsti; Jeannette Seiler; Carmen Seibel; Trystan Llŷr Griffiths

BernLate night concert

Bern Symphony Orchestra

Bern7. Symphoniekonzert: David Fray | Chopin

Wagner, Chopin, Brahms
Bern Symphony Orchestra; Leo McFall; David Fray

St GallenOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
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León/Lightfoot & Crystal Pite in Zurich

Zurich recently welcomed the Swiss premieres of two extraordinary ballets, one by choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, the other by Crystal Pite.
*****
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Play on the Parisian profile: Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne

“Eat, dance, sing, and afterwards make love” was the motto for Parisian life, and their pursuit made up the greater part of this performance.
***11
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Simplicity the key to new Butterfly in Zurich

Apparently, the composer himself was a notorious cheater, we can assume that some of the unsavoury themes of his 1904 opera “Madame Butterfly” were close to the bone.
****1
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A colourless Fidelio in Zurich

Celebrating a courageous woman who is able to secure the release of her husband from prison, Beethoven’s sole opera Fidelio has music that is more compelling that its plot.
***11
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Kopatchinskaja's Berg passionate and playful in Zurich

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under conductor Teodor Currentzis brought the audience to its feet with works by Alban Berg and Dmitri Shostakovitch.
****1
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