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ZürichDie Gezeichneten (The Branded)New production

John Daszak Alviano) © Monika Rittershaus
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (The Branded)
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Giedrė Šlekytė; Rufus Didwiszus; Klaus Bruns; John Daszak

ZürichMacbeth

Macbeth
Verdi: Macbeth
Francesco Lanzillotta; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Markus Brück; Tatiana Serjan

ZürichDie Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Riccardo Minasi; David Hermann; Zurich Opera; Bettina Meyer; Esther Geremus; Brenda Rae; Claire de Sévigné

ZürichCosì fan tutteNew production

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Cornelius Meister; Kirill Serebrennikov; Zurich Opera; Ruzan Mantashyan; Anna Goryachova

ZürichHänsel und GretelNew production

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Markus Poschner; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Fabio Luisi; Michael Richter; Gideon Davey
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A florid perversity: Barrie Kosky fires up Die Gezeichneten in Zurich

John Daszak Alviano) © Monika Rittershaus
Barrie Kosky’s production of Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (The Branded) is in keeping with what was long considered one of the early 20th century’s most scandalous works. 
****1
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A metaphor for the modern world in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Calixto Bieito sets Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in a hedonist, decadent society whose citizens are defined by their egotism, ambition and sexual exploits.
****1
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Twist of Fate: Gerzmava shines in botched Zurich Forza

Christof Fischesser, George Petean (Carlo), Hibla Gerzmava (Leonora) and Marcelo Puente (Alvaro) © Monika Rittershaus
Musically, a rewarding Forza, but Homoki's staging is best forgotten.
***11
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David Alden's new Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda is perhaps most famous for a single and highly emotional scene in which two monarchs engage in a venomous confrontation. One is doomed to die. 
***11
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Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s Life

Christian Gerhaher (Lenau) © Paul Leclaire
Heinz Holliger’s Lunea, which recently premiered at the Zurich Opera House, is “not an opera”, or so the ground-breaking Swiss composer contends.
****1
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