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Guide to Zurich Opera

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ZürichLa finta giardiniera

La finta giardiniera
Mozart: La finta giardiniera
Gianluca Capuano; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Kenneth Tarver; Rosa Feola

ZürichLe Grand MacabreNew production

Jens Larsen (Astradamors) and Leigh Melrose (Nekrotzar) © Herwig Prammer
Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre
Tito Ceccherini; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Alina Adamski; Sinead O'Kelly

ZürichLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Nello Santi; Damiano Michieletto; Zurich Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Roman Burdenko; Diana Damrau

ZürichDer Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Fabio Luisi; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Zurich Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Krassimira Stoyanova; Christof Fischesser

ZürichHäuptling Abendwind

Häuptling Abendwind
Offenbach: Evening Breeze, or the Horrible Feast
Thomas Barthel; Rüdiger Burbach; Zurich Opera; Anja Furthmann; Katharina von Bock; Fabienne Hadorn
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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. 
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
****1
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Georges Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles” in Zurich

Les pêcheurs de perles © Susanne Schwiertz
In Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, two men’s vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman. Only one man lives to tell the tale. 
****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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Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel has appeal for all ages, but Robert Carsen’s production is a different take on the beloved fairy tale.
***11
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