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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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ZürichThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
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

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
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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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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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