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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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Bern7. Matineekonzert: Shostakowitsch 15

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 15 in A major, arranged for piano trio and percussion, Op.141a
Bern Symphony Orchestra; Fióna-Aileen Kraege; Eva Wyss-Simmen; Anne Hinrichsen; Mihaela Despa

ZürichLa forza del destinoNew Production

La forza del destino
Verdi: La forza del destino
Fabio Luisi; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Hartmut Meyer; Mechthild Seipel; Hibla Gerzmava; George Petean

BernKáťa Kabanová

Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Kevin John Edusei; Florentine Klepper; Stadttheater Bern; Martina Segna; Adriane Westerbarkey; Johanni van Oostrum; Alessandro Liberatore

GenevaRiccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti
Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini; Riccardo Muti

ZürichLiederabend: Mauro Peter

Liederabend: Mauro Peter
Mauro Peter; Helmut Deutsch
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Albert Einstein revisits Berne

© Philipp Zinniker
The resident dance company of the Konzert Theater Bern recently paid tribute to Albert Einstein, who lived in the city from 1902-1905.
***11
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The Showy and the Sublime in Lucerne

George Li © Simon Fowler
English and Russian repertoire for Switzerland's oldest symphony orchestra. 
***11
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World première of Edward Clug's Faust in Zurich

Michelle Willems (Gretchen) and Jan Casier (Faust) © Gregory Batardon
Edward Clug’s choreography is consistently imaginative and powerful, and exceptionally ambitious in the case of “Faust”, which recently celebrated its world première in Zurich. 
****1
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A polyphonic paradise: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony at the Tonhalle Maag

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Sir Simon Rattle conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s last completed symphony, the enigmatic Ninth Symphony.  
***11
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An NDT2 Triumph Electrifies Zurich

NDT2 in Mutual Confort © Joris Jan Bos
As part of the nationwide “Steps” dance festival, NDT2 gave a degree of precision, theatrics, musicality, and humour that truly set the group apart.
*****
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