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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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ZürichBella figuraNew Production

Irmina Kopaczynska in Kylián's Sweet Dreams © Gregory Batardon
Various, Webern, Mozart
Jiří Kylián; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet

ZürichZKO im Pfauen: Martin Helmchen

© Giorgia Bertazzi
Schoeck, Mozart
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Martin Helmchen; Willi Zimmermann

ZürichRigoletto

Rigoletto
Verdi: Rigoletto
Gustavo Gimeno; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Ismael Jordi; Quinn Kelsey

GstaadTorelli, Leo, Porpora and Hasse

Hasse, Porpora, Leo, Torelli, Vivaldi
Kammerorchester Basel; Sandrine Piau; Anne Katharina Schreiber

GenevaMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Migros-Kulturprozent-Classics
Stravinsky, Dun
Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra; Tan Dun; Ralph van Raat; Wenqing Lian; Wenwen Liu
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The Zurich ballet pays tribute to Jiří Kylián, master of the dance

Irmina Kopaczynska in Kylián's Sweet Dreams © Gregory Batardon
In a magical and widely-varied programme, the Zurich Ballet pays homage to the celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián by performing four of his extraordinary works together for the first time.
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
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Georges Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles” in Zurich

Les pêcheurs de perles © Susanne Schwiertz
In Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, two men’s vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman. Only one man lives to tell the tale. 
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Janine Jansen undertakes a Solitary Journey in Zurich

Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
The last weekend concerts before the holidays at the Tonhalle Maag featured soloist Janine Jansen, the virtuoso Dutch violinist who is Artist-in-Residence here this year.
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
In Zurich, ballet director Christian Spuck recently launched the second season of the multi-layered ballet he choreographed to the great P.I. Tchaikovsky score.
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