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Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

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
Zürich

On longing and abandonment: Spuck’s Winterreise premieres in Zurich

By , 18 October 2018
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John Daszak Alviano) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

A florid perversity: Barrie Kosky fires up Die Gezeichneten in Zurich

By , 23 September 2018
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Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

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
Zürich

Twist of Fate: Hibla Gerzmava shines in botched Forza in Zurich

By , 02 June 2018
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Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

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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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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Teodor Currentzis © Anton Zavyalov
Vienna

Clarity, vision and precision: Teodor Currentzis and Philharmonia Zürich at the Konzerthaus

By , 26 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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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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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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Olga Bezsmertna (Tatyana) and Peter Mattei (Onegin) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Wretched fates and quirky staging: Eugene Onegin in Zurich

By , 24 September 2017
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Prince Sou-Chong and his ladies © Toni Suter
Zürich

“Smile despite your sorrows”: Franz Lehár’s valuable lesson in Zurich

By , 29 June 2017
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George Petean (Renato Anckarstroem) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

By , 07 June 2017
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Ausrine Stundyte (Renata) and Leigh Melrose (Ruprecht) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

By , 11 May 2017
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L'elisir d'amore © Judith Schlosser (2015)
Zürich

A delightful confection: Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in Zurich

By , 07 April 2017
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Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) and Anna Stéphany (Charlotte) © Herwig Prammer
Zürich

Provocation as part of the package: Massenet’s Werther in Zurich

By , 02 April 2017
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Swan Lake © Carlos Quezada (2016)
Zürich

A Swan Lake reconstruction: Ratmanksy's living theatre in Zurich

By , 18 March 2017
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Evelyn Angela Gugolz (Klytaemnestra) and Georg Nigl (Orest) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

A sizzling myth of matricide: Manfred Trojahn’s Orest in Zurich

By , 26 February 2017
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Katja Wünsche (Anna Karenina) and William Moore (Alexej Wronski) © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

A Russian Reality Revisited: A new cast for Anna Karenina in Zürich

By , 15 January 2017
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Francesco Meli, Georg Zeppenfeld, Veronica Simeoni, Giulia Tonelli and William Moore © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Shaking fists at the fates: Christian Spuck's Messa da Requiem in Zurich

By , 03 December 2016
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Julie Fuchs (Susanna) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

Torments, caprice and folly: a fine Figaro in Zurich

By , 15 October 2016
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Florian Anderer (Samiel) © Hans Jörg Michel
Zürich

Great singing, but overwrought staging in Zurich's Der Freischütz

By , 13 October 2016
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Pretty Yende (Elvira) and Michele Pertusi (Giorgio) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

An alignment of love and madness: Bellini’s I puritani in Zurich

By , 29 June 2016
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Elliot Madore (Guglielmo) and Anna Stéphany (Dorabella) © Judith Schlosser (2014)
Zürich

No fuss, no frills: a refreshing Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 03 June 2016
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Viktorina Kapitonova (Olimpia) and Matthew Knight (Nathanael) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

Serving dark powers and evil games: Spuck’s Der Sandmann in Zurich

By , 28 May 2016
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Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) and Corinne Winters (Mélisande) © Toni Suter
Zürich

Manifestations of trauma: Tcherniakov's Pelléas et Mélisande in Zurich

By , 08 May 2016
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Tars Venderbeek (Paris) and Katja Wünsche (Juliet) © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

The pulp of great fiction: Christian Spuck’s Romeo and Juliet in Zurich

By , 16 April 2016
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Markus Brück (Macbeth) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Ravens of misfortune: Barrie Kosky's innovative Macbeth opens in Zurich

By , 03 April 2016
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The Flying Dutchman © Toni Suter & Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

A murky tumult: Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Zurich

By , 20 February 2016
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Alexander Jones (Siegfried) and Viktorina Kapitonova (Odile) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Ratmansky brings Swan Lake back to its nearly original ballet idiom

By , 06 February 2016
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Norina) and Andrei Bondarenko (Malatesta) © Rights Reserved
Zürich

Kurzak a deliciously devious Norina in Zurich's Don Pasquale

By , 17 January 2016
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Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve
Zürich

Baiba Skride's Tchaikovsky at the centre of a Russian triple bill in Zurich

By , 13 December 2015
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Nina Stemme (Turandot) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

“To vanquish a terrible spell”: love reigns in Zurich's Turandot

By , 12 December 2015
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Guanqun Yu (Mimì) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

La bohème in Zurich: refiguring the old cliché

By , 01 November 2015
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Les pêcheurs de perles © Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

Feverish madness: Bizet's Pearl Fishers in Zurich

By , 25 October 2015
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Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Witness to a delicious aberration: Wozzeck in Zurich

By , 13 September 2015
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Pavol Breslik (Nemorino) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

A sparkling L'elisir d'amore with Damrau and Breslik in Zurich

By , 26 June 2015
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Olga Kulchynska (Giulietta) and Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: the reinvention of a tragic tale

By , 21 June 2015
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Latonia Moore (Aida) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Tears, oblivion and hopeless love: Aida in Zurich

By , 06 June 2015
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Katja Wunsche and Denis Vieira in Frank Bridge Variations © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Balanchine, Van Manen and Kylián: On the jaw-dropping human condition

By , 10 May 2015
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Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry) © T + T Fotografie / Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

A better Violetta could not stray: La Traviata in Zurich

By , 21 April 2015
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Nina Stemme (Isolde) © Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

All about that soprano: Stemme’s Isolde in Zurich one for the ages

By , 25 January 2015
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D Slavkoský and T Vandebeek in Spuck's das siebe blau © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Spuck, Forsythe and Clug: neoclassical Strings in Zurich

By , 17 January 2015
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Leo Nucci (Miller) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2008)
Zürich

Dreadful duplicity, misguided ardour: Luisa Miller in Zurich

By , 16 December 2014
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© Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

Die Frau ohne Schatten: a Strauss extravaganza in Zurich

By , 27 November 2014
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