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

Strong new season from 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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ZürichThe Nutcracker and the Mouse KingNew Production

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Paul Connelly; Yannis Pouspourikas; Rufus Didwiszus; Buki Shiff

ZürichGods and Dogs

Willems, Haubrich
William Forsythe; Jiří Kylián; Ohad Naharin; Ballett Zürich

ZürichEmergenceNew Production

Belton, Various
Crystal Pite; Sol León; Paul Lightfoot; Ballett Zürich

ZürichUn ballo

Ravel, Gilardini, Shostakovich
Jiří Kylián; Benoît Favre; Filipe Portugal; Ballett Zürich
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Modern Choreography meets the Baroque

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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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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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.