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Yen Han (Giselle) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Masterwork of the Romantic: Patrice Bart’s Giselle returns to Zurich

By , 11 April 2019
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Leonidas Kavakos © Jan Olav Wedin
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In Zurich, Leonidas Kavakos wears two hats

By , 09 April 2019
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Martin Fröst © Mats Bäcker
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Believing in the music: Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

By , 20 March 2019
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Jan Casier (Nijinsky), W. Chen and R Mambelli (Two Petrushka Dancers) in Nijinsky © Carlos Quezada
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Zurich: Marco Goecke’s new age Nijinsky

By , 09 March 2019
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Michael Nagy © Monika Höfler
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Pathos and wonder: A superb Elijah oratorio in Zurich

By , 06 March 2019
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La finta giardiniera © Herwig Prammer
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“What a commotion!” A slapstick Finta giardiniera in Zurich

By , 24 February 2019
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Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
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Quirky staging, superb singing: Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Zurich

By , 03 February 2019
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Ralph van Raat © Simon van Boxtel
Zürich

A “journey of discovery” in Zurich: Tan Dun conducts the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

By , 26 January 2019
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Irmina Kopaczynska in Kylián's Sweet Dreams © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

The Zurich ballet pays tribute to Jiří Kylián, master of the dance

By , 19 January 2019
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Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

By , 06 January 2019
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Les pêcheurs de perles © Susanne Schwiertz
Zürich

“Love makes us enemies”: Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles” in Zurich

By , 16 December 2018
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Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
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Janine Jansen undertakes a Solitary Journey in Zurich

By , 15 December 2018
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Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

By , 11 December 2018
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Bryn Terfel (Sweeney Todd) and Barry Banks (Pirelli) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sweeney Todd: Zurich ventures into a bloody musical

By , 09 December 2018
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Joshua Bell © Chris Lee
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Virtuoso violin, dynamic conducting: Joshua Bell and Jakub Hrůša in Zurich

By , 07 December 2018
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
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The body as a baton: Donald Runnicles conducts a stellar programme in Zurich

By , 21 November 2018
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Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
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Mom’s a hooker, Santa’s the witch: Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

By , 18 November 2018
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Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sensuality and solidarity in Serebrennikov's new Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 08 November 2018
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Dancers of the Zurich Ballet in Spuck's Winterreise © Gregory Bartadon
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On longing and abandonment: Spuck’s Winterreise premieres in Zurich

By , 18 October 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
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Fairy dust and explosives: Paavo Järvi conducts Liszt and Mahler in Zurich

By , 10 October 2018
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John Daszak Alviano) © Monika Rittershaus
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A florid perversity: Barrie Kosky fires up Die Gezeichneten in Zurich

By , 23 September 2018
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Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve
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The earthly and the transcendental: Berg and Mahler at the Tonhalle Maag

By , 12 September 2018
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Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Belcea Quartet competes with urban Zurich

By , 11 July 2018
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Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Monteverdi’s Poppea in Zurich: metaphor for the modern world

By , 24 June 2018
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Zürich

From bravado to quiet prayer: Zimmermann and his “Lady” tackle Beethoven in Zurich

By , 21 June 2018
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Iacopo Arregui and Emma Antrobus in Knight's Mocambo © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

May Beauty and Madness Speak: Young Choreographers Light up the Zurich Stage

By , 19 June 2018
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Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
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Kapitonova enchants in Ratmansky's Zurich Swan Lake

By , 03 June 2018
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Christof Fischesser, George Petean (Carlo), Hibla Gerzmava (Leonora) and Marcelo Puente (Alvaro) © Monika Rittershaus
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Twist of Fate: Hibla Gerzmava shines in botched Forza in Zurich

By , 02 June 2018
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Michelle Willems (Gretchen) and Jan Casier (Faust) © Gregory Batardon
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An ambitious undertaking: world première of Edward Clug's Faust in Zurich

By , 28 April 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Zürich

A polyphonic paradise: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony at the Tonhalle Maag

By , 27 April 2018
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NDT2 in Mutual Confort © Joris Jan Bos
Zürich

Lightness of Being, Hard Work: An NDT2 Triumph Electrifies Zurich

By , 25 April 2018
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Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
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Defiling the throne: David Alden's cumbersome Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

By , 11 April 2018
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Katja Wunsche and artists of the Zurich Ballet in Clug's Sacre © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Choreographers Marco Goecke and Edward Clug reinvent Stravinsky

By , 14 March 2018
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Christian Gerhaher (Lenau) © Paul Leclaire
Zürich

Heinz Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s life

By , 04 March 2018
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Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) and Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Danielle Liniger
Zürich

Enlightenment through compassion: Claus Guth's stellar Parsifal in Zurich

By , 25 February 2018
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Cohen Aitchison-Dugas and Belle Beasley in Portugal's Behind the Mirror © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Ballet in black to pointed parody: Zurich’s junior ensemble takes to the stage

By , 11 February 2018
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Joseph Kaiser (Idomeneo) and Anna Stéphany (Idamante) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Minimalistic new production of Idomeneo in Zurich

By , 04 February 2018
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Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
Zürich

Supreme musicality, shared roses: a magical moment with Hilary Hahn

By , 03 February 2018
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Paavo Järvi © Julia Bayer
Zürich

Tension and release: Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

By , 20 January 2018
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Wei Chen in Leon and Lightfoot's Speak for Yourself © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

A stunning double-bill of ballets by León/Lightfoot and Crystal Pite in Zurich

By , 13 January 2018
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La Vie parisienne © Thomas Entzeroth
Zürich

Play on the Parisian profile: Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne

By , 03 January 2018
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Svetlana Aksenova (Cio-Cio-San) © Toni Suter | T+T Fotografie
Zürich

Simplicity the key to Ted Huffman's new Madama Butterfly in Zurich

By , 10 December 2017
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Brandon Jovanovich (Florestan), Anja Kampe (Leonore) and Christof Fischesser (Rocco) © Toni Suter (2013)
Zürich

Bodies inside a box: a colourless Fidelio in Zurich

By , 03 December 2017
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
Zürich

Kopatchinskaja's Berg passionate and playful in Zurich

By , 29 November 2017
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Annette Dasch (Jenny Hill) © Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny in Zurich: a tale of excess and depravity

By , 05 November 2017
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Omer Meir Wellber © Tato Baeza
Zürich

An animated trio at the new Tonhalle Maag

By , 28 October 2017
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Truls Mørk © Johs Boe
Zürich

The sublime and the jolly: Truls Mørk and the Czech Philharmonic in Zurich

By , 24 October 2017
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Yen Han, Matthew Knight (Clowns) and Willian Moore (Nutcracker) © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

A mix of soap and sweetmeats: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in Zurich

By , 14 October 2017
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Maxim Mironov (Almaviva) © Toni Suter
Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
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Brett Dean © Pawel Kopczynski
Zürich

Brett Dean meets Beethoven: The new Tonhalle Maag’s first concert this season

By , 27 September 2017
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