Switzerland

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Manon

Abbé Prévost’s Novel “Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut,” written back in 173,1 was an inspiration to many opera composers, includi...
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Cosi fan tutte

A premier at the Zurich Opera has probably never drawn so much international attention than the one of this production in early November. The reason f...
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La Forza del Destino

It happens quite often that Giuseppe Verdi’s 1862 opera La Forza del Destino is criticized for its implausible and weak plot. The focus is the love be...
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Idomeneo

What makes a story still so relevant even though it’s a part of ancient legends that have their origin over 3000 years ago? It’s the identification wi...
Jewgeni Onegin Zurich Opera
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Jewgeni Onegin

“Lyrical scenes”, that’s what Tschaikovsky called his in 1887 written opera, after being criticized for weak plot.
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Alcina

The sorceress Alcina reigns over an enchanted island where she entices heroes to come as lovers but eventually converts them into plants, animals or r...
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Messa da Requiem

Recent years have seen a growing number of oratorios, cantatas, and song cycles explored for their theatrical potential on stage, involving a range of...
Don Carlo Opernhaus Zürich. Fotos Judith Schlosser
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Don Carlo

Eterno addio…Per sempre addio. These are the last words the lovers Carlo and Elisabetta sing before they are brutally separated by King Philip. The cu...
I Puritani Opernhaus Zürich
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I Puritani

If you want to see an opera about love, passion and religion war, or just a phenomenal production, with talented singers, then I can recommend this pr...