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Guide to Zurich Ballet

<i>Schwanensee</i> with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lew Iwanow, set design, costumes Jérôme Kaplan © Carlos Quezada
Schwanensee with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lew Iwanow, set design, costumes Jérôme Kaplan
© Carlos Quezada

Rarities among the new productions at Zurich Opera

© Dominic Büttner
The 2018-19 season at Opernhaus Zürich features plenty of new productions, including operas which don't feature too often, such as Die Gezeichneten and Le Grand Macabre.
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ZürichNijinskyNew Production

Nijinsky
Various: Nijinsky
Marco Goecke; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Philharmonia Zürich

ZürichGiselle

Giselle
Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Patrice Bart; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Paul Connelly; Luisa Spinatelli; Philharmonia Zürich

ZürichRomeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Michail Jurowski; Christian Schmidt; Emma Ryott; Philharmonia Zürich

LondonYoung Talent Festival

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Juanjo Arqués; Kim Brandstrup; Daniela Cardim; Julie Cunningham; Charlotte Edmonds; Martin Lawrance; Jason Mabana; Ernst Meisner; Goyo Montero; Ohad Naharin; Filipe Portugal; Hans van Manen; Louis Stiens; Ballett Zürich Junior Company; Norwegian National Ballet School; Rambert2; Royal Ballet School of London; Chance to Dance; Young Creatives; Dancers from the Rambert company; Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company
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The Zurich ballet pays tribute to Jiří Kylián, master of the dance

Irmina Kopaczynska in Kylián's Sweet Dreams © Gregory Batardon
In a magical and widely-varied programme, the Zurich Ballet pays homage to the celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián by performing four of his extraordinary works together for the first time.
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
In Zurich, ballet director Christian Spuck recently launched the second season of the multi-layered ballet he choreographed to the great P.I. Tchaikovsky score.
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On longing and abandonment: Spuck’s Winterreise premieres in Zurich

Dancers of the Zurich Ballet in Spuck's Winterreise © Gregory Bartadon
Christian Spuck, Zurich’s ballet director has crafted a new version of Hans Zender’s adaptation of Die Winterreise
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Young Choreographers Light up the Zurich Stage

Iacopo Arregui and Emma Antrobus in Knight's Mocambo © Gregory Batardon
Promising new talents among Zurich’s “Young Choreographers” recently showed a variety of inviting works at the city’s opera house. 
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