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ZürichLuisa Miller

Luisa Miller
Verdi: Luisa Miller
Riccardo Frizza; Damiano Michieletto; Zurich Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti; Leo Nucci; Maria Agresta

ZürichRonja RäubertochterNew Production

Ronja Räubertochter
Carrie-Ann Matheson; Marie-Ève Signeyrole; Zurich Opera; Fabien Teigné; Yashi; Philharmonia Zürich; Zusatzchor der Oper Zürich

ZürichMaria StuardaNew Production

Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda) and Serena Farnocchia (Elisabetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
Enrique Mazzola; David Alden; Zurich Opera; Gideon Davey; Serena Farnocchia; Diana Damrau

ZürichLa finta giardinieraNew Production

La finta giardiniera
Mozart: La finta giardiniera
Gianluca Capuano; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Musikkollegium Winterthur

ZürichWerther

Werther
Massenet: Werther
Lorenzo Viotti; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Piotr Beczała; Margarita Gritskova
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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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Minimalistic new production of Idomeneo in Zurich

Joseph Kaiser (Idomeneo) and Anna Stéphany (Idamante) © Monika Rittershaus
In Jetske Mijnssen’s new production of Idomeneo, all order of human entanglements, sorrows and pain run rampant.
***11
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Simplicity the key to new Butterfly in Zurich

Svetlana Aksenova (Cio-Cio-San) © Toni Suter | T+T Fotografie
Apparently, the composer himself was a notorious cheater, we can assume that some of the unsavoury themes of his 1904 opera “Madame Butterfly” were close to the bone.
****1
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