William Christie awakens a Sleeping Beauty: Medea in Zurich

24/01/2017

Charpentier, Medea: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla, Members of Les arts florissants / William Christie (conductor), Zurich Opera 22.1.2017. (JR)

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On Paper Only an Attractive Programme – La Fenice in Zurich

20/01/2017

Rossini, Wagner, Rachmaninov: Vesselina Kasarova (mezzosoprano), Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice / John Neschling (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 17.1.2016. (JR)

Vesselina Kasarova; Photo credit: Marco Borggreve.

Vesselina Kasarova (c) Marco Borggreve.

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Might Heras-Casado Be Bringuier’s Successor at the Tonhalle?

14/01/2017

Schubert, Bartók: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 12.1.2017. (JR)

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Pablo Heras-Casado (c) Fernando Sancho

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Grotesque Comedy Illuminates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

09/01/2017

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of MtsenskSoloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 7.1.2017. (JR)

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Isserlis Persuasive in Prokofiev Concerto; Järvi delights with the ‘Rhenish’

16/12/2016

Prokofiev, Schumann: Steven Isserlis (cello), Tonhalle Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 15.12.2016. (JR)

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Steven Isserlis (c) Jean Baptiste Millot

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Haitink and Schiff: Two Giants of the Musical World, Two Magnificent Works

12/12/2016

Beethoven & Bruckner: Sir Andras Schiff (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 8.12.2016. (JR) Read more

Ian Bostridge and Winterreise in Winterthur: But Not as You Might Know it

06/12/2016

Schubert arr. Zender: Musikkollegium Winterthur, Thomas Zehetmair (conductor), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Stadthaus, Winterthur, 4.12.2016. (JR) Read more

Verdi Requiem with Ballet – Courage Required

04/12/2016

Verdi: Soloists, Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzosoprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Zurich Ballet, (augmented) Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 3.12.16. (JR)

Ballett Zürich - Messa da Requiem - 2016/17 © Gregory Batardon

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