Guide to Zurich Opera

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Strong new season from 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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ZürichDer feurige EngelNew production

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Gianandrea Noseda; Calixto Bieito; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Ausrine Stundyte; Judith Schmid

ZürichOrlando Paladino

Haydn: Orlando Paladino
Riccardo Minasi; Jetske Mijnssen; Zurich Opera; Ben Baur; Joki Tewes; Anna Goryachova; Jane Archibald

ZürichUn ballo in maschera

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Fabio Luisi; David Pountney; Zurich Opera; Raimund Bauer; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Marcelo Álvarez; George Petean

ZürichDas Land des LächelnsNew production

Lehár: The Land of Smiles (Das Land des Lächelns), operetta
Fabio Luisi; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Julia Kleiter; Rebeca Olvera

ZürichLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Fabio Luisi; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Rachel Willis-Sørensen; Michaela Martens
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Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

Joseph Haydn’s opera Orlando Paladino was once cited as “a mixed salad of madness, mayhem and true love”. A recent revival in Zurich supports that assessment.
***11
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Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

A powerful and emotional staging by Bieito with five-star performances from both leads.  
*****
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Vaudeville and validation in Ravel double bill

In the nearby city of Winterthur, Zurich’s fine International Opera Studio (IOS) recently premiered two short operas by Maurice Ravel, a flashy L’Heure espagnole and a lyrical L’Enfant et les sortilèges.
***11
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A delightful confection in Zurich

The charm of Gaetano Donizetti’s spirited two-act L’elisir d’amore lies in its mixture of sharp comedy and poignant pathos. Zurich gave us just that.
****1
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Provocation as part of the package

Juan Diego Flórez stars as Goethe’s archetypal Romantic poet in Massenet's Werther in Zurich. 
****1
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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.