from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 March 2022, 3 nights 
Arrangement 19
L’Italiana in Algeri, G. Rossini, the 25.
Gianluca Capuano - Moshe Leiser
Nadezhda Karyazina, Rebeca Olvera,
Ildar Abdrazakov
Ildar Abdrazakov was born on September 26, 1976 in Ufa, Russia. Encouraged by his artist parents like his brother Askar, Ildar Abdrazakov studied at the Ufa Institute of the Arts. After that, Ildar Abdrazakov joined the Bashkir State Opera troupe. In 1998, Ildar Abdrazakov made his debut at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in the title role of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. Then in 2000, he won the International Maria Callas Competition in Parma, which opened the doors to La Scala in Milan in 2001, where he sang Rodolfo in La Somnambule by Bellini. Ildar Abdrazakov has established himself as one of the most appreciated bass voices in opera, his powerful yet so refined voice coupled with his fascinating stage presence have won him many accolades from critics.
Ildar Abdrazakov, Nicola Alaimo, Ilya Altukhov
Opernhaus
Macbeth
G. Verdi
"Macbeth" is Giuseppe Verdi’s (1813-1901) second of seven literary operas and is based on the drama of the same name by William Shakespeare. The premiere took place in 1847 at the Teatro alla Pergola in Florence, and revised versions were staged for the first time several years later in St. Petersburg and Paris.
The creation of "Macbeth" falls into the late period of bel canto; Verdi dissolves the firmly established schemes in the singing and in this opera puts all his wealth of ideas into the focus of the orchestration, which was to become a signpost for his further compositions. The work was very well received on the whole, even if the lack of a love scene was criticized - in fact, "Macbeth" is one of the few operas whose plot is determined by greed for power and its resulting consequences.
In 11th century Scotland, witches prophesy a future as king for the general Macbeth, which he acquires in a bloody manner. He is fired by his power-hungry wife, Lady Macbeth, whose character Verdi allows much greater room for maneuver than is the case in Shakespeare’s original. Macbeth’s tragic end concludes this opera rich in dramatic scenes.
After several decades of oblivion, "Macbeth" is now part of the traditional Verdi repertoire and is performed on all the major stages.
Macbeth, G. Verdi, the 26.
Nicola Luisotti - Barrie Kosky
Anna Netrebko
Anna Netrebko, born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, studied singing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and with Renata Scotto. She is considered to be the best and most famous soprano of our time - at the beginning of her career also as a pop star of the classical music scene, although she dedicates herself exclusively to classical music. Her performances are all a (media) event and always completely sold out. Anna Netrebko is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Opéra national de Paris, the Vienna and Berlin State Operas and at the Zurich Opera House and the Salzburg Festival. There she celebrated her final international breakthrough in 2002 as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Her repertoire includes roles such as Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Maddalena di Coigny (Andrea Chénier), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Leonora (Il trovatore), Tatjana (Eugen Onegin), Elsa (Lohengrin) as well as the title roles in Tosca, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor, Adriana Lecouvreur and Manon Lescaut. Numerous DVDs and CDs prove her enormous popularity and charisma as a gifted singer. Her song recitals and performances are experienced by critics and audiences alike as great moments and are greeted with frenetic applause.
In 2006 she was also granted Austrian citizenship. Anna Netrebko has a son from the partnership with the bass baritone Erwin Schrott and is currently married to the tenor Yusif Eyvazov.
Anna Netrebko, George Petean,
Benjamin Bernheim
Born in Paris in 1985, Benjamin Bernheim is a lyric tenor whose debut album was released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2019. Bernheim is considered an outstanding interpreter of the Italian and French repertoire. After completing his studies, he was accepted into the Zurich Opera Studio. In 2012 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival, after which he also appeared at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg. Marked stations in his burgeoning career have included the Semperoper Dresden, the Zurich Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Teatro alla Scala. In concert, Bernheim appeared in Puccini’s ´Messa di Gloria` with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano, as well as in a concert celebrating ´150 Years of the Staatsoper am Ring.` In 2019, the young artist made his acclaimed role debut as Duca in ´Rigoletto` at the Bavarian State Opera, after causing a sensation as Alfredo in a sensational production of ´La Traviata` at the Opéra de Paris with his stage partner Pretty Yende as Violetta.
Benjamin Bernheim, Vitalij Kowaljow
Opernhaus



Hotel informations for Zurich 19
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Boutique Hotel NI-MO
The Ni-Mo Boutique Hotel conveniently located 200 meters walk from the Opera House, the lake and the historic center of Zurich, has 15 comfortably furnished rooms with private balconies and stylish contemporary bathrooms.



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Hotel Widder
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130-180,- Euro



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