David Pountney helms this memorable Zurich Opera staging of Johann Strauss's "Simplicius," a tale following the exploits of a simple-minded man (tenor Martin Zysset) who comes face-to-face with life's messy complications. Set during the Thirty Years' War, the work also features standout supporting performances from baritones Rolf Haunstein and Oliver Widmer, soprano Martina Jankova and mezzosoprano Liliana Nikiteanu.
The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.
Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a malevolent hacker known as Neo, who finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker, who reveals the shocking truth about our reality.
A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.