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ZürichIl viaggio a Reims

© Monika Rittershaus
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
Riccardo Minasi; Christoph Marthaler; Zurich Opera; Anna Viebrock; Serena Farnocchia; Aleksandra Olczyk

ZürichSweeney Todd

© Monika Rittershaus
Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
David Charles Abell; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Annemarie Woods; Sir Bryn Terfel; Angelika Kirchschlager

ZürichEugene Onegin

© Monika Rittershaus
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Kirill Karabits; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Gelena Gaskarova; Deniz Uzun
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Bartoli fireworks bring down the house in Zurich

Lawrence Brownlee (Don Ramiro) and Cecilia Bartoli (Angelina) © Monika Rittershaus (2015)

Nothing on New Year’s Eve could have been more festive than the spirited production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola that Zurich Opera staged with Cecelia Bartoli in the lead role.

****1
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Asmik Grigorian wows as Tatyana in Komische Oper Eugene Onegin

Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) © Ryan Buchanan

Barrie Kosky’s visually stunning and very finely sung Eugene Onegin from Komische Oper reaches Edinburgh, a triumphant showcase for soprano Asmik Grigorian.

****1
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Sweeney Todd: Zurich ventures into a bloody musical

Bryn Terfel (Sweeney Todd) and Barry Banks (Pirelli) © Monika Rittershaus
Hats off to Andreas Homoki, Artistic Director at the Zurich Opera House, for staging a musical around “the chill of ghostly shadows”.
***11
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Wretched fates and quirky staging: Eugene Onegin in Zurich

Olga Bezsmertna (Tatyana) and Peter Mattei (Onegin) © Monika Rittershaus
Barrie Kosky’s atypically conservative production of the Russian classic was marked by musical direction and vocal performances of the highest order.
****1
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Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

Ausrine Stundyte (Renata) and Leigh Melrose (Ruprecht) © Monika Rittershaus
A powerful and emotional staging by Bieito with five-star performances from both leads.  
*****
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Torments, caprice and folly in Zurich

Men unfaithful out of habit? Sheer madness to trust a woman? These were the great themes of what has proven to be Mozart’s most popular opera.
****1
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