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ZürichFaustWorld première

Faust
Lazar: Faust
Edward Clug; Ballett Zürich; Mikhail Agrest; Marko Japelj; Leo Kulaš

ZürichEmergenceNew Production

Wei Chen in Leon and Lightfoot's Speak for Yourself © Gregory Batardon
Belton, Various
Crystal Pite; Sol León; Paul Lightfoot; Ballett Zürich

ZürichSwan Lake (Schwanensee)

Swan Lake (Schwanensee)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Alexei Ratmansky; Ballett Zürich; Pavel Baleff; Jérôme Kaplan; Philharmonia Zürich

ZürichYoung Choreographers

Ballett Zürich

ZürichWinterreiseWorld Première

Winterreise
Various: Winterreise
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Emilio Pomàrico; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Michael Küster
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Goecke and Clug reinvent Stravinsky

Katja Wunsche and artists of the Zurich Ballet in Clug's Sacre © Gregory Batardon
Just as Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Le Sacre du Printemps opened up new musical horizons for dance at the start of the 20th century, Ballett Zürich’s Stravinsky evening sees two leading modern choreographers revive these works.
****1
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Spuck's Anna Karenina journeys to Hong Kong

Filipe Portugal (Alexej Karenin) and Viktorina Kapitonova (Anna Karenina) in Spuck's Anna Karenina © Monika Rittershaus
Ballett Zürich's Anna Karenina travels to Hong Kong (sadly, sans orchestra.) Nevertheless, the dramatic staging, score, and outstanding performances, among them mezzo soprano Lin Shi, prove dazzling.
****1
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León/Lightfoot & Crystal Pite in Zurich

Wei Chen in Leon and Lightfoot's Speak for Yourself © Gregory Batardon
Zurich recently welcomed the Swiss premieres of two extraordinary ballets, one by choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, the other by Crystal Pite.
*****
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A new Nutcracker in Zurich

Yen Han, Matthew Knight (Clowns) and Willian Moore (Nutcracker) © Gregory Batardon
In an entirely new version of the ballet, choreographer Christian Spuck wanted to explore the darker realms and fantasy of the ETA Hoffmann narrative that inspired Tchaikovsky’s suite.
***11
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Modern Choreography meets the Baroque

Yen Han and Jan Casier, disTANZ © Gregory Batardon
Two fine choreographers and the Orchestra La Scintilla heralded two world premiere performances of new ballets at the Zurich opera house.
*****
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