Harteros Cancels but Tamara Wilson steps in to make Impressive Debut


Verdi, Don Carlos: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 27.11.2016. (JR)


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Gergiev, Kavakos and the Mariinsky Leave Superb Impression


Ammann, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky (Ravel): Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Leonidas Kavakos (violin) Tonhalle, Zurich 15.11.16. (JR) Read more

Gardiner has his Orchestra stand for Schubert’s Fifth


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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

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