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Oper Zürich (Zurich Opera) is an opera company based in Zürich, Switzerland. The company gives performances in the Opernhaus Zürich which has been the company’s home for fifty years. ==History==Wilhelm Furtwängler began his career there, and in 1913 Richard Wagner’s Parsifal was given its first performance outside Bayreuth. Ferruccio Busoni, Paul Hindemith, Richard Strauss, Othmar Schoeck, Arthur Honegger, Frank Martin and other famous composers all left their mark on the development of Zurich’s musical theatre. Zurich Opera House has been the setting for numerous world premières, such as Alban Berg’s Lulu, Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, Arnold Schönberg’s Moses und Aron. Works by Heinrich Sutermeister, Giselher Klebe and Rudolf Kelterborn were also performed here for the first time. - Source: Wikipedia

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