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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Misfortune Strikes Yet Again for La forza del destino in Zurich

29/05/2018

Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 27.5.2018. (JR)

Preziosilla (J’Nai Bridges) and Chorus © Monika Rittershaus

Preziosilla (J’Nai Bridges) and Chorus © Monika Rittershaus

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Calaf, Liù and Timur are Time Travellers in Zurich Opera’s Turandot

27/05/2018

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Giampaolo Bisanto (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 25.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Turandot (original production)
© Judith Schlosser

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Massenet’s Werther Revival by Zurich Opera is Easy On Eye And Ear

20/05/2018

Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 18.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Werther original production photo (c) © Herwig Prammer

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St John Passion of Highest Quality at International Bach Festival

11/05/2018

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J.S. Bach: Chorus and Orchestra of the J.S. Bach-Stiftung/Rudolf Lutz (conductor), Julia Doyle (soprano), Alex Potter (countertenor), Daniel Johannsen (tenor – Evangelist), Peter Harvey (bass – Jesus), Johannes Kaleschke (tenor – arias), Matthias Helm (bass – Pilatus), Stadtkirche St. Johann, Schaffhausen 10.5.2018 (JR) Read more

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