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ZürichKonrad oder das Kind aus der KonservenbüchseNew production

Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Näther: Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Claudia Blersch; Zurich Opera; Elisa Alessi; Irène Friedli; Katharina Peetz

ZürichHäuptling Abendwind

Häuptling Abendwind
Offenbach: Evening Breeze, or the Horrible Feast
Thomas Barthel; Rüdiger Burbach; Zurich Opera; Anja Furthmann; Katharina von Bock; Fabienne Hadorn

ZürichDie Gezeichneten (The Branded)New production

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

ZürichLa verità in cimento, RV 739

La verità in cimento, RV 739
Vivaldi: La verità in cimento, RV 739
Ottavio Dantone; Jan Philipp Gloger; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Karin Jud; Julie Fuchs; Liliana Nikiteanu

ZürichMacbeth

Macbeth
Verdi: Macbeth
Francesco Lanzillotta; Barrie Kosky; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Klaus Bruns; Markus Brück; Tatiana Serjan
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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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Enlightenment through compassion: Parsifal in Zurich

Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) and Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Danielle Liniger
Claus Guth’s grandiose production of Parsifal made major headlines in Zurich in 2011. With its new cast of principals, this revival is no less a sensation.
*****
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