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ZürichSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
Simone Young; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Hartmut Meyer; Mechthild Seipel; Franck Evin; Claus Spahn

ZürichPelléas et Mélisande

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Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Alain Altinoglu; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Zurich Opera; Gleb Filshtinsky; Corinne Winters; Jacques Imbrailo
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Die Csárdásfürstin in Zürich: acerbic wit and winning music

Kálmán's operetta brilliantly updated to the super-rich of today, with starry singing from Annette Dasch and Pavol Breslik.
****1
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Technology to the rescue in Zurich's new staging of Boris Godunov

The Zurich Opernhaus tackles the pandemic with an innovative strategy: instead of reducing the size of orchestra and chorus (as many other European opera houses) it removes them from the theatre altogether. 

Iphigénie en Tauride in Zurich: a bright success in a black grave

Cecilia Bartoli leads a great cast in Gluck’s masterpiece, presented in Zurich in a new insightful production by Andreas Homoki.
*****
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Fidelio in Zurich: singing fine, but staging, “Nein!”

In its revival here in Zurich, the soloists and choir of Beethoven's Fidelio give stellar vocal performances. But having done away with any real set, the opera was not without its shortcomings.

**111
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Bartoli fireworks bring down the house in Zurich

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.

****1
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Transcendental spheres: dancing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Zurich

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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