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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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Jordan and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Bring Two Tone Poems to Zurich

12/06/2018

 Richard Strauss:  Gautier Capuçon (cello), Herbert Müller (viola), Anton Sorokow (violin), Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Philippe Jordan (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 9.5.2018. (JR)

Philippe Jordan (c) Johannes Ifkovits

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Bringuier Bows Out Gracefully With His Trademark Ravel

10/06/2018

R. Strauss, Prokofiev, Ravel: Thomas Grossenbacher (cello), Michel Rouilly (viola), Yuja Wang (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich. 7.6.2018. (JR)

Lionel Bringuier (c) Jonathan Grimbert-Barre

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Thielemann and the Dresdners – Commendable Old-School Qualities

01/06/2018

Weber, Liszt, Brahms: Denis Matsuev (piano), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, 31.5.2018. (JR)

Christian Thielemann (c) Matthias Creutziger

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