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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.
Gstaad Chapel © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd

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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ChurRhapsody in Blue

Bernstein, Gershwin
Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden; Clark Rundell

Bern3. Matineekonzert: Schubertiade

Schubert
Isabelle Magnenat; Constantin Negoita; James Alexander

BernAdam Schaf hat Angst

Kreisler: Adam Schaf hat Angst
Hans Christoph Bünger; Alexander Kreuselberg; Stadttheater Bern; Selina Howald

LuganoBeethoven, Rachmaninov

© Marco Borggreve
Beethoven, Rachmaninov
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati; Vilde Frang

ZürichHänsel und GretelNew production

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Markus Poschner; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Fabio Luisi; Michael Richter; Gideon Davey
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Sensuality and solidarity in Zurich's new Così

Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
If ever a new production of a Mozart opera had a riveting backstory, this one is it. 
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Martin Helmchen pays debt to Schumann’s genius in Baden

Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
By using Schumann’s Novelletten to draw a broad dramaturgical bow over the whole evening, Martin Helmchen stands on his own as a bold and highly creative pianist.
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A striking Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel

Rosa Feola (Lucia) © Sandra Then
For his new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel, director Olivier Py underscored an emotive kaleidoscope of events with unparalleled creativity and imagination. 
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On longing and abandonment: Spuck’s Winterreise premieres in Zurich

Dancers of the Zurich Ballet in Spuck's Winterreise © Gregory Bartadon
Christian Spuck, Zurich’s ballet director has crafted a new version of Hans Zender’s adaptation of Die Winterreise
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Fairy dust and explosives in Zurich

Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
While the Tonhalle’s concert season officially began about a month ago, Paavo Järvi launched his own appointment here with demanding repertoire that met with great enthusiasm. 
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