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Guide to Zurich Opera

Scroll down this page to find out all you need to know about Zurich Opera, read reviews and featured articles, find events and performances and see video clips of previous works...
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Myth, magic and sacrifice: the new season in Zurich

Zurich Opera and Ballet present seasons packed with new productions of dark works that are dominated by myth, magic or sacrifice. From Greek myth to magic bullets to giving up the one you love, it’s a powerful season destined to move Swiss audiences.
January 2017
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ZürichMedéeNew Production

Charpentier: Médée
William Christie; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Hartmut Meyer; Mechthild Seipel; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Carmen Seibel

ZürichThe Wizard of OzNew Production

Valtinoni: Der Zauberer von Oz (The Wizard of Oz)
Kristiina Poska; Floris Visser; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Deanna Breiwick; Rebeca Olvera


Evers: Gold
Nina Russi; Zurich Opera; Marianna Helen Meyer; Deniz Uzun; Carmen Seibel

ZürichLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Nello Santi; Damiano Michieletto; Zurich Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Venera Gimadieva; Ismael Jordi

ZürichOrestNew production

Trojahn: Orest
Erik Nielsen; Hans Neuenfels; Zurich Opera; Katrin Connan; Andrea Schmidt-Futterer; Claudia Boyle; Claire de Sévigné
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Zürich revives Loy's magnificently entertaining Alcina

This revival of Christof Loy's 2014 production of Alcina launched the New Year at Oper Zürich in magnificent fashion.
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Messa di Requiem

Christian Spuck’s new ballet Messa da Requiem in Zurich, is a breathtakingly powerful achievement. But its profound impact is spurred by more than dance alone.
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A disconcerting Entführung in Zurich

In David Hermann's new production, confusion reigns, but the performance is saved by the singing. 
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Die Entführung: a semi-staged harmonie in Zurich

Just two and a half weeks before the première of its new Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Zurich opera house programmed a semi-staged harmonie of the same favourite work.
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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.
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