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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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ZürichGiselle

Yen Han (Giselle) © Carlos Quezada
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

ZürichDas Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl)New production

Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl)
Lachenmann: Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl)
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Matthias Hermann; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Martin Gebhardt
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Patrice Bart’s Giselle returns to Zurich

Yen Han (Giselle) © Carlos Quezada
Based on a story published by Heinrich Heine in 1834, Giselle has long stood as a front runner in the classical ballet canon.
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Zurich: Marco Goecke’s new age Nijinsky

Jan Casier (Nijinsky), W. Chen and R Mambelli (Two Petrushka Dancers) in Nijinsky © Carlos Quezada
Marking a century after Vaslav Nijinsky’s last solo performance, Marco Goecke’s ballet gives a new dynamic to the name and story of the legendary Polish-born Russian dancer.
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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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