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

Luxury Casting for Splendid Cav and Pag


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

Opernhaus Zürich - Cavalleria Rusticana ©Judith Schlosser

Opernhaus Zürich Cavalleria rusticana © Judith Schlosser

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


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

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If Percussion were an Olympic Sport Grubinger Wins Gold for Austria


Dorman, Stravinsky: Martin Grubinger (percussion), Tonhalle Orchester/Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 15.09.16. (JR) Read more

Bavarian State Orchestra under Kirill Petrenko Cannot Change my Perception


Lucerne Festival (6) – Wagner, R. Strauss: Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Diana Damrau (soprano) / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), 7.9.16. (JR) Read more

Carefully Chosen Programme Highlights Qualities of Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic


Lucerne Festival (5) – Prokofiev, R. Strauss, Scriabin: Munich Philharmonic, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (KKL), Lucerne 2.9.16. (JR)


Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic (c) Lucerne Festival

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