Guide to Zurich Ballet

Scroll down this page to find out all you need to know about Zurich Ballet, read reviews and featured articles, find events and performances and see video clips of previous works...
<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

A strong new season presented by Zurich Opera

At Zurich Opera, Andreas Homoki, the Intendant since 2012, and Music Director Fabio Luisi have built a strong season, with a range of new productions unveiled for 2017-18
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ZürichSchwanensee

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Alexei Ratmansky; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Rossen Milanov; Pavel Baleff; Jérôme Kaplan

WinterthurUn Ballo

Ravel
Jiří Kylián; Benoît Favre; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Michael Küster

ZürichZurich Ballet: Mixed BillNew production

Various, Bryars
Hans van Manen; Jacopo Godani; William Forsythe; Ballett Zürich; Keso Dekker; Mélanie Borel; Giulia Tonelli; Katja Wünsche

ZürichCorpusNew production

World Premiere
Douglas Lee; Filipe Portugal; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Christopher Moulds; Martin Gebhardt; Michael Küster; Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich
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Ratmansky's Swan Lake in Zurich

Not all choreographers take on a gruelling tabletop assignment before defining the movements of a performance. Yet to reconstruct the 1895 Mariinsky Theatre production of Swan Lake, Alexei Ratmansky did just that.
***11
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Zurich's Quintett

 Zurich’s new triple-bill ballet programme bridges the 20 and 21st centuries with choreography by three different contemporary masters: Jacopo Godani, Hans van Manen, and William Forsythe.
****1
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Messa di Requiem

Christian Spuck’s new ballet Messa da Requiem in Zurich, is a breathtakingly powerful achievement. But its profound impact is spurred by more than dance alone.
*****
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Goecke's Petrushka / Clug's Sacre in Zurich

Choreographers Marco Goerke and Edward Clug take Stravinsky’s two most familiar ballet works to a whole new level.
****1
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VIDEO CLIPS
PREVIEW to the 2016-17 season

Myth, magic and sacrifice: the new season in Zurich

Zurich Opera and Ballet present seasons packed with new productions of dark works that are dominated by myth, magic or sacrifice. From Greek myth to magic bullets to giving up the one you love, it’s a powerful season destined to move Swiss audiences.