Sex, blood and Netflix tension at the start of the opera in Geneva and Zurich

Opera start: sex, blood and Netflix tension on the stages in Zurich and Geneva

The two largest opera houses in Switzerland, Geneva and Zurich, open the season in different, sometimes disturbing ways.

Johanan rapes Salome.

Paul Leclaire / Zurich Opera House

It is the nightmare of Gastrosuisse boss Casimir Platzer: the clock shows 6:35 p.m., there are 1,000 reservations for 7 p.m. and a thousand and one hundred Covid certificates have to be checked. For the Zurich Opera House, this starting point is a dream that has been longed for for a year and a half and which finally came true on Sunday evening.

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