Superlative Performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Zurich Opera

16/07/2018

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Soloists, Chorus and part-time choruses of the Zurich Opera (chorus-master, Janko Kastelic), Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 15.7.2018. (JR)

Golda Schultz, Mihoko Fujimura, Benjamin Bruns, Christof Fischesser, Fabio Luisi and Janko Kastelic (left to right) (c) John Rhodes

(l-r) Golda Schultz, Mihoko Fujimura, Benjamin Bruns, Christof Fischesser, Fabio Luisi
and Janko Kastelic (c) John Rhodes

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A Fine La traviata Rounds Off a Fine Opera Season in Zurich

08/07/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 6.7.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s La traviata (c) T+T Fotografie

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Carmen in Zurich: Some Fine Voices but Lacks White Heat

03/07/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Childrens’ Chorus of Zurich Opera, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Orchestra Zurich / Eun Sun Kim (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 1.7.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Carmen (c) Judith Schlosser

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UPDATED! Zurich Opera in 2018/2019 and Beyond

01/07/2018

Zurich Opera have announced details of next season

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Updated 2 July: Musical Chairs at Zurich Opera – New General Music Director from 2021

Zurich Opera has announced today that its current General Music Director, Fabio Luisi, will leave by mutual agreement as from the start of 2021/2022 season, one year before his contract officially expires.

His successor will be Gianandrea Noseda. Noseda and Luisi are roughly the same age, coming up to 60 in a few years. Read more

Fischer and Blomstedt: Phenomenal Violinist and Phenomenal Conductor

30/06/2018

Mendelssohn, Mahler: Julia Fischer (violin), Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 29.6.2018. (JR)

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Martin Lengemann

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Life’s a Catwalk: Bieito’s Stunning Poppea for Zurich Opera

26/06/2018

Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich / Ottavio Dantone (conductor), Zurich Opera 24.6.2018. (JR)

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Honeck Steps in for Haitink and Schumann Gives Way to Brahms

23/06/2018

Beethoven, Brahms: Frank-Peter Zimmermann (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Manfred Honeck (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 22.6.2018. (JR)

Manfred Honeck (c) Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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Rarely Performed Donizetti Farce Introduces Fine Young Voices

15/06/2018

Donizetti, I pazzi per progetto: Soloists, Aimi Sugo (piano), Gerald Karni (viola), Rosamund van der Westhuizen (cello), Raul Castro Estévez (clarinet), Karin Yamaguchi (horn), / Caspar Deichmann (conductor), Opernverein Zürich, Theater im Seefeld, Zurich, 14.6.2018 (JR)

Photo credit: Rémy Bourgeois

Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto (c) Rémy Bourgeois

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