Theater Basel Visits Zurich Bringing Hauntingly Beautiful Music from Theresienstadt

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Ullmann, Weber: Sarah Brady (soprano), Ena Pongrac (mezzo-soprano), Hyunjai Marco Lee (tenor), members of the Basel Sinfonietta (Mirka Scepanovic, Kirsten Harms [violins], Anne-Françoise Guezinger [viola], Aude Pivôt [cello], Stephen Delaney [musical arrangement, piano]), Katrin Hammerl (moderator), Johanneskirche Zurich, 29.4.2019. (JR)

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The Turk in Italy: A Clash of Cultures at Zurich Opera

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Rossini, Il Turco in Italia: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 28.4.2019. (JR)

Donna Fiorilla (Julie Fuchs), Selim (Nahuel Di Pierro), Don Narciso (Edgardo Rocha),
Don Geronio (Renato Girolami): © Hans Jörg Michel

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Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2019-20

Season Preview: 2019-20 Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

Paavo Järvi (c) Gaëtan Bally

This is the first season with Paavo Järvi as Chief Conductor and will clearly have a strong Nordic flavour, just as one would expect: Järvi will conduct (and record) all Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. To open the season (2,3 and 4 October), Sibelius’s epic Kullervo. And, as part of the Zurich Festival, a Shostakovich First Symphony, with the Elgar Cello Concerto in the first half (soloist Steven Isserlis). Järvi will also conduct Nielsen’s Second Symphony as part of his newly formed Conductors’ Academy (which he has started in his home town of Pärnu, Estonia). The season ends (19 and 21 June 2020) with a semi-staged performance of Fidelio.

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