Guide to Zurich Opera

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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.
February 2017
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ZürichOrestNew production

Trojahn: Orest
Erik Nielsen; Hans Neuenfels; Zurich Opera; Katrin Connan; Andrea Schmidt-Futterer; Claudia Boyle; Claire de Sévigné


Verdi: Otello
Marco Armiliato; Graham Vick; Zurich Opera; Paul Brown [Set]; Aleksandrs Antonenko; Maria Agresta

ZürichDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Riccardo Minasi; Sebastian Baumgarten; Zurich Opera; Barbara Ehnes; Tabea Braun; Susanna Phillips; Layla Claire

ZürichWertherNew production

Massenet: Werther
Cornelius Meister; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Juan Diego Flórez; Anna Stéphany

ZürichL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Nello Santi; Grischa Asagaroff; Zurich Opera; Tullio Pericoli; Olga Kulchynska; Pavol Breslik
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A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

From devoted wife and mother to murdering avenger, Médée is is a challenging role. A new Zurich production firmly secures her place in the collective memory, perhaps for the wrong reasons.
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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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