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Performer: Filipe Portugal

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Filipe Portugal; Louis Stiens; Goyo Montero; Ballett Zürich Junior Company
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Transcendental spheres: dancing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Zurich

Giulia Tonelli © Gregory Batardon
Christian Spuck revisits Verdi’s sublime Messa da Requiem with a host of gifted dancers and singers at the Zurich Opernhaus.
****1
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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.
****1
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Spuck's Anna Karenina journeys to Hong Kong

Filipe Portugal (Alexej Karenin) and Viktorina Kapitonova (Anna Karenina) in Spuck's Anna Karenina © Monika Rittershaus
Ballett Zürich's Anna Karenina travels to Hong Kong (sadly, sans orchestra.) Nevertheless, the dramatic staging, score, and outstanding performances, among them mezzo soprano Lin Shi, prove dazzling.
****1
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From Ballet in Black to Pointed Parody

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas and Belle Beasley in Portugal's Behind the Mirror © Gregory Batardon
Made up of aspiring professional dancers from eight different nations, the Junior Ballett Zürich performs a programme of internationally renowned choreographers every two years.
***11
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Modern Choreography meets the Baroque

Yen Han and Jan Casier, disTANZ © Gregory Batardon
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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