Switzerland Dvořák, Smirnov, Lutosławski: Kian Soltani (cello), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Tonhalle, Zurich, 19.5.2022. (JR)
Switzerland Tchaikovsky, Bruckner: Janine Jansen (violin), Philharmonia Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Zurich Opera House, 15.5.2022. (JR)
Switzerland Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Zurich Opera, Zurich. 3.5.2022. (JR)
Switzerland Bach, St. Matthew Passion: Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe (conductor). Tonhalle Zurich, 16.4.2022. (JR)
Switzerland Brahms: Carmela Konrad (soprano), Samuel Zünd (baritone), Soós-Haag Piano Duo, Bach Collegium Zurich / Bernhard Hunziker (conductor). Grossmünster (Great Minster), Zurich, 9.4.2022. (JR)
Switzerland Dvořák, Sibelius: Gil Shaham (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Tonhalle, Zurich, 2.4.2022. (JR)
Season Preview – Zurich Opera 2022/23
Zurich’s new Ring cycle directed by Andreas Homoki and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda continues with Die Walküre with a cast including Christof Fischesser as Hunding, Tomasz Konieczny as Wotan and Camilla Nylund as Brünnhilde. Dates: September 18, 21, 29, October 2, 5, 8, 18. Siegfried has Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role. Performances on 5 March (2023), then 9 14 18 22 26 March.
There will be new productions of Offenbach’s Barkouf, Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux (with Stephen Costello and Stéphane d’Oustrac).
Other new productions include Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence, and Turandot with Piotr Beczala as Calaf, making his debut in that role, and Sondra Radvanovsky as Turandot (June 2023).
There will be concert performances of Delibes’s Lakmé (April 2023)
Switzerland Adams: Vikingur Ólafsson (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / John Adams (conductor). Tonhalle, Zurich, 17.3.2022. (JR)