Zurich’s Admirable Beethoven From Fabio Luisi and Beatrice Rana

16/07/2019

Beethoven: Beatrice Rana (piano), Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera House, 14.7.2019. (JR)

Fabio Luisi & Philharmonia Zurich (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Electrifying Elektra at Zurich Opera

08/07/2019

Richard Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Simone Young (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 7.7.2019. (JR)

Elektra (Evelyn Herlitzius), Chrysothemis (Tamara Wilson) (c) Toni Suter

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Blomstedt’s Beautiful Brahms at Tonhalle Zurich

28/06/2019

Brahms: Janine Jansen (violin), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 27.6.2019. (JR)

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Martin Lengemann

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Uneven Zurich Opera Nabucco Disappoints on a Number of Scores

26/06/2019

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 23.6.2019. (JR)

Anna Smirnova (Abigaille) and Michael Volle (Nabucco) (c) Monica Rittershaus

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Fine Tonhalle Zurich Performances of Gershwin and Lutosławski From Urbański and Thibaudet

22/06/2019

Bernstein, Gershwin, Lutosławski: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Krzysztof Urbanski  (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 21.6.2019. (JR)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent bring Bach’s B Minor Mass to Lucerne

18/06/2019

Bach, B Minor Mass: Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe (conductor), KKL Lucerne, 17.6.2019. (JR)

Philippe Herreweghe (c) Matthias Baus

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CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla and Wang Pay Impressive Visit to Zurich

27/05/2019

Honegger, Schumann, Brahms: Yuja Wang (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich  26.5.2019. (JR)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) Benjamin Ealovega

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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Disappointing Mahler Eighth in Bregenz Despite Kirill Petrenko’s Best Efforts

21/05/2019

Mahler: Sarah Wegener (soprano), Elza van den Heever (soprano), Letizia Scherrer (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano), Diana Haller (mezzo-soprano), Norbert Ernst (tenor), Daniel Boaz (baritone), Kwangchul Youn (bass), Salzburger Bachchor, Bregenzer Festspielchor, Children’s Chorus of the Music Middle School of Bregenz, Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bregenz, 18.5.2019. (JR)

Mahler and Kirill Petrenko

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