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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.
March 2018
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Zurich © Zürich Tourism

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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GenevaCavalleria rusticana i Pagliacci

Cavalleria rusticana i Pagliacci
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Alexander Joel; Emma Dante; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Carmine Maringola; Vanessa Sannino; Oksana Volkova; Mélody Louledjian

ZürichLiederabend: Diana Damrau

Liederabend: Diana Damrau
Diana Damrau; Helmut Deutsch

Bern7. Kammermusik: Quatuor Diotima

Bartók, Scartazzini, Schubert
Quatuor Diotima; Yun-Peng Zhao; Constance Ronzatti; Franck Chevalier

ZürichDelphine Galou & Accademia Bizantina

© Caroline Doutre
Gregori, Stradella, Corelli, Monteverdi, Porpora, Geminiani, Jommelli, Vivaldi
Accademia Bizantina; Delphine Galou; Ottavio Dantone

ZürichBrahms, Bernstein

Brahms, Bernstein
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; David Zinman; Krystian Zimerman
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Goecke and Clug reinvent Stravinsky

Katja Wunsche and artists of the Zurich Ballet in Clug's Sacre © Gregory Batardon
Just as Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Le Sacre du Printemps opened up new musical horizons for dance at the start of the 20th century, Ballett Zürich’s Stravinsky evening sees two leading modern choreographers revive these works.
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Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s Life

Christian Gerhaher (Lenau) © Paul Leclaire
Heinz Holliger’s Lunea, which recently premiered at the Zurich Opera House, is “not an opera”, or so the ground-breaking Swiss composer contends.
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Enlightenment through compassion: Parsifal in Zurich

Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) and Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Danielle Liniger
Claus Guth’s grandiose production of Parsifal made major headlines in Zurich in 2011. With its new cast of principals, this revival is no less a sensation.
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From Ballet in Black to Pointed Parody

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas and Belle Beasley in Portugal's Behind the Mirror © Gregory Batardon
Made up of aspiring professional dancers from eight different nations, the Junior Ballett Zürich performs a programme of internationally renowned choreographers every two years.
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Minimalistic new production of Idomeneo in Zurich

Joseph Kaiser (Idomeneo) and Anna Stéphany (Idamante) © Monika Rittershaus
In Jetske Mijnssen’s new production of Idomeneo, all order of human entanglements, sorrows and pain run rampant.
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