Zurich Oper has nine new productions

Zurich Oper has nine new productions


norman lebrecht

April 08, 2019

It’s quite a season.

Cecilia Bartoli stars in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, directed by Zurich boss Andreas Homoki.

Swiss composer Stefan Wirth has a commission for Girl with a Pearl Earring, based on the Tracey Chevalier novel. Thomas Hampson plays the painter. Felicity Palmer, Laura Aikin and Lauren Snouffer complete the cast.

Evelyn Herlitzius takes the title role in Janáček’s Makropoulos Case.

Emmerich Kálmán’s Csárdásfürstin will star Annette Dasch and Pavol Breslik.

Richard Strauss’s Arabella will showcase Julia Kleiter, Julie Fuchs, and Josef Wagner.

Verdi’s I vespri siciliani has Maria Agresta and Quinn Kelsey.

Christof Loy directs Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

Sebastian Baumgarten presents a staging of Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar, conducted by Laurence Cummings.

And there’s a children’s opera, Coraline, by the British composer Marc-Anthony Turnage.


  • RW2013 says:

    So why the photo of Conchita Wurst? 🙂

  • Alexander says:

    Zurich pays more than the Met and Covent Garden, about 3-5 times more than Vienna pays their staff soloists like Aida Garifullina . And the hall is lesser. They will always have stars until show lasts.

  • John Borstlap says:

    I felt something was wrong with the picture but couldn’t find-out what it was. Then it was my PA who pointed-out it was the dress which was folded in an odd way, possibly hiding someone underneath.

    • Petros Linardos says:

      The more I hear from or about Sally, the more I think how lucky you are to have her for PA.

  • Philippa Ballard says:

    Well London is doing its bit with new productions. ENO in Autumn are doing Harrison Birtwistle’s monster, insanely complicated Mask of Opheus. Not been seen there since 1986