Gardiner has his Orchestra stand for Schubert’s Fifth

15/11/2016

Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Tonhalle, Zurich 14.11.2016. (JR) Read more

Dynamism and Zest in Cummings’ B minor Mass

11/11/2016

J.S. Bach: Musikkollegium Winterthur, Laurence Cummings (conductor), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christina Daletska (mezzosoprano/alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Lisandro Abadie (bass), Ensemble Corund (chorus-master: Stephen Smith) Stadthaus,  Winterthur 10.11.2016. (JR) Read more

Zurich Opera’s Confused and Confusing Entführung

09/11/2016

Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Orchestra La Scintilla / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 6.11.2016. (JR)

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Radiant Harteros in Strauss Lieder followed by a Chunk of Wagner

30/10/2016

Webern, R. Strauss, Wagner: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Donald Runnicles (conductor), Anja Harteros (soprano) Tonhalle Zurich, 27.10.2016. (JR)

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A twitchy Petrushka and a watery Rite of Spring

23/10/2016

Stravinsky, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring: Zurich Ballet and Junior Ballet, Philharmonia Orchestra Zurich, Zurich Opera House, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), 21.10.16. (JR)

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Katja Wünsche and dancers of the Zurich Ballet in Edward Clug’s Rite © Gregory Batardon

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Lunchtime Concert at the Tonhalle Keeps an Older Audience Reasonably Happy

30/09/2016

Eötvös, Shostakovich: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Lionel Bringuier, (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 29.9.16. (JR) Read more

Luxury Casting for Splendid Cav and Pag

26/09/2016

  Mascagni, Leoncavallo: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich/Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 24.9.16 (JR)

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Opernhaus Zürich Cavalleria rusticana © Judith Schlosser

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Fine Singing and Playing in Der Freischütz – Shame about the Grotesque and Silly Production

21/09/2016

Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Philharmonia Zurich, Marc Albrecht (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.9.2016. (JR)

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