Guide to Zurich Opera

Scroll down this page to find out all you need to know about Zurich Opera, read reviews and featured articles, find events and performances and see video clips of previous works...

A strong new season presented by Zurich Opera

At Zurich Opera, Andreas Homoki, the Intendant since 2012, and Music Director Fabio Luisi have built a strong season, with a range of new productions unveiled for 2017-18
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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

ZürichDer Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario)

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario)
Thomas Barthel; Zurich Opera; Sen Guo; Florie Valiquette; Spencer Lang; Daniel Hajdu

ZürichLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Giampaolo Maria Bisanti; Ole Anders Tandberg; Zurich Opera; Erlend Birkeland; Maria Geber; Benjamin Bernheim; Eleonora Buratto
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A sizzling myth of matricide

In the hands of director Hans Neuenfels, the Swiss première of Manfred Trojahn’s Orest was widely anticipated for its “splashes of gore and commensurate splatters of sound”.
*****
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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.
**111
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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. 
***11
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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.