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ZürichKonrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse

Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Näther: Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Ann-Katrin Stöcker; Claudia Blersch; Zurich Opera; Elisa Alessi; Katharina Peetz; Irène Friedli

ZürichDie Sache MakropulosNew production

Die Sache Makropulos
Janáček: The Makropulos Case (Věc Makropulos)
Jakub Hrůša; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Zurich Opera; Elena Zaytseva; Evelyn Herlitzius; Sam Furness


Verdi: Nabucco
Fabio Luisi; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Michael Volle; Catherine Naglestad

ZürichLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Fabio Luisi; David Hermann; Zurich Opera; Christof Hetzer; Kristina Mkhitaryan; Liparit Avetisyan

ZürichDer Freischütz

Der Freischütz
Weber: Der Freischütz
Axel Kober; Herbert Fritsch; Zurich Opera; Victoria Behr; Oliver Widmer; Michael Hauenstein

ZürichCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Ottavio Dantone; Kirill Serebrennikov; Zurich Opera; Nikolay Simonov; Ruzan Mantashyan; Anna Goryachova; Alexei Neklyudov
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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.
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A new Nabucco on the block in Zurich

Anna Smirnova (Abigaille) and Michael Volle (Nabucco) © Monika Rittershaus
Andreas Homoki’s new Zurich production capitalises on some quirky staging, but features superb voices in its principal roles and shows the best of the house’s joint choirs.
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Norma in Zurich: superb vocalists trapped in a minimalist staging

Maria Agresta (Norma) © Toni Suter | T&T Fotografie

A production which has Robert Wilson's signature all over it, but feels like a wagon in front of the horse.

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Intrigue, disguise and the damnation of ageing

Dean Murphy (Figaro) and Sinead O'Kelly (Rosina) © Herwig Prammer
The renowned IOS is geared to young singers of fine merit and talent. It recently premiered a new production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia near Zurich.
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Rossini’s Il turco in Italia docks in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Fiorilla) and Pietro Spagnoli (Prosdocimo) © Hans Jörg Michel
In Il turco in Italia, Gioachino Rossini’s command of spiritedness and musical timing is well matched by the plot of lovers’ infidelities.
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“What a commotion!” A slapstick Finta giardiniera in Zurich

La finta giardiniera © Herwig Prammer
Zurich Opera stages Tatjana Gürbaca’s production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. True to the opera buffa genre, it teems with silliness.
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Extraordinary operatic moments for every taste in Zurich’s new season

Girl with a Pearl Earring © Jan Vermeer
With ten new productions from Baroque to operetta, Zurich's 2019-20 season couldn't be more versatile.