Melodies abound in Gianandrea Noseda’s fine debut with the Philharmonia Zurich

20/01/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: Narek Haknazaryan (cello), Philharmonia Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Zurich Opera House, 19.1.2010. (JR)

Gianandrea Noseda (c) Steve Sherman

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Paavo Järvi continues his impressive Tchaikovsky cycle with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

10/01/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Bartók, Tchaikovsky: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 9.1.2020. (JR)

Paavo Järvi (c) Priska Ketterer

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The Creation makes a fine Christmas treat at Zurich Opera

23/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Haydn, The Creation: Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Mauro Peter (tenor), Morgan Pearse (baritone), Orchestra La Scintilla / Riccardo Minasi (conductor). Zurich Opera House, 22.12.2019. (JR)

Riccardo Minasi

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Gianandrea Noseda in fine debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

20/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Dvořák, Ravel, R. Strauss: Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 19.12.2019. (JR)

Gianandrea Noseda (c) Steve Sherman

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The Prégardiens and Collegium Vocale Gent bring (most of) Bach’s Christmas Oratorio to Zurich

18/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland J.S. Bach: Miriam Feuersinger (soprano), Alex Potter (countertenor), Julian Prégardien (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass), Collegium Vocale Gent / Christoph Prégardien (conductor). Tonhalle Maag, Zürich, 17.12.2019. (JR)

Christoph Prégardien

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Two Weilersteins bring challenging Britten and searing Shostakovich to the Tonhalle Zurich  

08/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Britten, Shostakovich: Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Joshua Weilerstein (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.12.2019. (JR)

Alisa Weilerstein (c) Marco Borggreve

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Pappano brings the Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to Zurich

09/11/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Weber, Chopin, Schumann: Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Francesco Piemontesi (piano). Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 8.11.2019. (JR)

Sir Antonio Pappano (c) Musacchio & Ianniello

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Excessive feast of an over-production: Handel’s Belshazzar in Zurich

04/11/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Handel, Belshazzar: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla / Laurence Cummings (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 3.11.2019. (JR)

Handel, Belshazzar (c) Herwig Prammer

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