Our privacy policy was last updated on Monday 24 June 2019View it hereDismiss
Bachtrack logo
Home
What's on
Reviews
Articles
Video
Site
EventsReviewsArticles

Guide to Zurich Opera

Upcoming eventsSee more...

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

ZürichNabucco

Nabucco
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
Latest reviewsSee more...

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
Read more

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.
***11
Read more

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.

***11
Read more

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.
***11
Read more

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.
****1
Read more

“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.
**111
Read more
PREVIEW

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.
VIDEO CLIPS