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.