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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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ZürichWinterreiseWorld Première

Dancers of the Zurich Ballet in Spuck's Winterreise © Gregory Bartadon
Schubert: Winterreise
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Emilio Pomàrico; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Michael Küster

ZürichEmergence / Speak for Yourself

Emergence / Speak for Yourself
Belton, Various
Crystal Pite; Sol León; Paul Lightfoot; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Jay Gower Taylor; Linda Chow

ZürichThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Paul Connelly; Rufus Didwiszus; Buki Shiff; Michael Küster

ZürichBella figuraNew Production

Bella figura
Various, Webern, Mozart
Jiří Kylián; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet
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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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Kapitonova enchants in Ratmansky's Swan Lake

Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Ratmansky's staging is more than a reconstruction. It's a staging that's moving and joyful in its own right.
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World première of Edward Clug's Faust in Zurich

Michelle Willems (Gretchen) and Jan Casier (Faust) © Gregory Batardon
Edward Clug’s choreography is consistently imaginative and powerful, and exceptionally ambitious in the case of “Faust”, which recently celebrated its world première in Zurich. 
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