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Performer: Zurich Opera Chorus

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ZürichDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Sascha Goetzel; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Mauro Peter; Olga Kulchynska

ZürichFidelio

Fidelio
Beethoven: Fidelio
Markus Poschner; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Andreas Schager; Oliver Widmer

ZürichIphigénie en TaurideNew production

Iphigénie en Tauride
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Gianluca Capuano; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Cecilia Bartoli; Birgitte Christensen

ZürichWozzeck

Wozzeck
Berg: Wozzeck
Hartmut Haenchen; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Christian Gerhaher; Gun-Brit Barkmin

ZürichArabellaNew production

Arabella
Strauss R.: Arabella
Fabio Luisi; Robert Carsen; Zurich Opera; Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Gideon Davey; Julia Kleiter
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Bartoli fireworks bring down the house in Zurich

Lawrence Brownlee (Don Ramiro) and Cecilia Bartoli (Angelina) © Monika Rittershaus (2015)

Nothing on New Year’s Eve could have been more festive than the spirited production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola that Zurich Opera staged with Cecelia Bartoli in the lead role.

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Transcendental spheres: dancing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Zurich

Giulia Tonelli © Gregory Batardon
Christian Spuck revisits Verdi’s sublime Messa da Requiem with a host of gifted dancers and singers at the Zurich Opernhaus.
****1
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A cauldron of confusion: Handel’s Belshazzar staged in Zürich

Mauro Peter (Belshazzar) © Herwig Prammer
Lawrence Cummings conducts Zurich’s Orchestra La Scintilla in Handel’s oratorio-cum-opera, Belshazzar. The music was celestial; the staging was a bombastic mix of excess and vaudeville.
***11
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On the plague of eternal life: a new Makropulos Affair in Zurich

Evelyn Herlitzius (Emilia Marty) © Monika Rittershaus
To outwit death and attain immortality is a dream as old as human history. But isn’t it precisely the finite nature of life that makes it so precious?
***11
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Hidden identities, crime and shame: Homoki's Forza returns to Zurich

George Petean (Don Carlo) © Monika Rittershaus (2018)

This year’s revival of Andreas Homoki's production features excellent principals, choruses, and sublime orchestration under Fabio Luisi’s seasoned baton. The staging takes far fewer accolades.
***11
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