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Quirky staging, superb singing: Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Zurich

Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Ligeti's “anti-anti opera” opens in Zurich in a new production by Tatjana Gürbaca. 
****1
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Neon and cubes in Zurich

Maxim Mironov (Almaviva) © Toni Suter
Questionable identities, clandestine messages, love and money are the stuffs of Gioacchino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, revived again in Zurich.
***11
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Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

George Petean (Renato Anckarstroem) © Judith Schlosser
That both the lead and a second key role were ill and couldn’t sing did not bode well, yet this performance of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera shook up the house nonetheless.
****1
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Provocation as part of the package

Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) and Anna Stéphany (Charlotte) © Herwig Prammer
Juan Diego Flórez stars as Goethe’s archetypal Romantic poet in Massenet's Werther in Zurich. 
****1
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Great singing, but overwrought staging in Der Freischütz

A feast for the eyes in Zurich, but is the visual stimulation in Herbert Fritsch's production of Der Freischütz just too much?
***11
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Tics and tricks à la Marthaler

Theatre director Christoph Marthaler is renowned – if notorious – for his “off the wall” productions and adherence to bad boy antics. This Viaggio was no exception.
***11
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