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Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Ballet in one prologue and two acts by Christian Spuck
after the fairytale «La Belle au bois dormant» by Charles Perrault

Choreography and staging Christian Spuck Musical director Robertas Šervenikas Stage design Rufus Didwiszus Costumes Buki Shiff Lighting designer Martin Gebhardt Dramaturgy Michael Küster und Christian Spuck
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.
The cast for this performance will be announced at a later date.

Duration approx. 2 H. 30 Min. incl. intermission after approx. 1 H. 15 Min.

Past performances

October 2020

Sat

10

Oct
19.00

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Ballet by Christian Spuck, Choreographic World Premiere, Premiere subscription A

Wed

14

Oct
19.00

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Ballet by Christian Spuck, Premiere subscription B

Sat

17

Oct
19.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Saturday subscription

Sun

18

Oct
14.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Sunday subscription B

Tue

27

Oct
19.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Tuesday subscription B

Thu

29

Oct
19.30

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Thursday subscription B

Sat

31

Oct
20.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Ballet subscription Big

November 2020

Sat

07

Nov
19.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Ballet subscription Small

Sun

08

Nov
20.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Sunday subscription D

December 2020

Fri

18

Dec
19.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Friday subscription B

Sun

20

Dec
20.30

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, Choice subscription

Sat

26

Dec
20.00

Dornröschen - cancelled

Performance cancelled, AMAG people's performance subscription

March 2021

Sat

27

Mar
19.00

Dornröschen

Ballet by Christian Spuck

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Biographies


Christian Spuck, Choreografie und Inszenierung

Christian Spuck

Christian Spuck comes from Marburg and was trained at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. He began his dance career with Jan Lauwers’ Needcompany and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Ensemble Rosas. In 1995 he became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet and served as the company’s resident choreographer from 2001 to 2012. In Stuttgart he created fifteen world premieres, including the story ballet Lulu. Eine Monstretragödie after Frank Wedekind, Der Sandmann and Das Fräulein von S. after E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Christian Spuck has also worked with numerous renowned ballet companies in Europe and the USA. The Return of Ulysses (guest performance at the Edinburgh Festival) was created for the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and Woyzeck (after Georg Büchner) was premiered at the Norwegian National Ballet Oslo. The ballet Die Kinder, premiered at the Aalto Ballett Theater Essen, was nominated for the «Prix Benois de la Danse». His ballet Leonce und Lena (also after Georg Büchner) likewise premiered in Essen and subsequently was taken over by the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and the Stuttgart Ballet. The world premiere of Poppea//Poppea for Gauthier Dance at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart was voted one of the ten most successful dance productions worldwide by the magazine Dance Europe in 2010 and was awarded the German Theatre Prize Der Faust in 2011 as well as the Italian Danza/Danza Award. Christian Spuck is also active in the field of opera. Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice at the Staatsoper Stuttgart (2009) was followed by Verdi’s Falstaff at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden (2010), Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust (2014) and Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer (2017) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. March 2021, his ballet Orlando after Virginia Wolf premiered at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.

Since the 2012/13 season, Christian Spuck has been director of Ballett Zürich. Thus far, his Romeo und Julia, Leonce und Lena, Woyzeck, Der Sandmann, Messa da Requiem (a co-production of the Oper and Ballett Zürich) and Nussknacker und Mausekönig have been shown here. The ballet Anna Karenina after Lew Tolstoy, which premiered in Zurich in 2014, was taken over by the Norwegian National Ballet Oslo and the Stanislavski Theatre in Moscow in 2016, as well as by the Korean National Ballet in Seoul, and the Bavarian State Ballet in 2017. For Winterreise, which premiered in October 2018 in Zurich, he was awarded with the «Prix Benois de la Danse 2019». In autumn 2019, he staged Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl) by Helmut Lachenmann with Ballett Zürich, which was awarded «Production of the Year» by German magazine tanz.

DornröschenPerformance on 10, 14, 17, 18, 27, 29, 31 Oct; 07, 08 Nov; 18, 20, 26 Dec 2020; 27 Mar 2021; 10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr; 06, 11, 12 Jun 2022 Anna Karenina15, 20, 27, 29 Nov; 04, 11, 12 Dec 2020 Winterreise13 Feb 2021 Leonce und Lena21, 23 Nov; 08, 10, 12, 16 Dec 2021 Monteverdi15, 19, 22, 23, 27, 29 Jan; 04, 06, 10, 12, 20, 26 Feb 2022


Robertas Šervenikas, Musical director

Robertas Šervenikas

Robertas Šervenikas studierte Dirigieren am Konservatorium in St. Petersburg. Er ist Leiter des Litauischen Kammerorchesters und Erster Gastdirigent des Nationalen Litauischen Sinfonieorchesters. Von 2008 bis 2018 war er Musikdirektor des Litauischen Nationaltheaters für Oper und Ballett. Dort leitete u.a. Aufführungen von Jewgeni Onegin, La traviata, Der fliegende Holländer, Herzog Blaubarts Burg/Der wunderbare Mandarin und Cornet, eine Oper der litauischen Komponistin Onutė Narbutaitė. Beim Evian Festival dirigierte er Konzerte mit der Philharmonie der Nationen und dem Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Mit dem Litauischen Sinfonieorchester brachte er zahlreiche Werke litauischer Komponisten zur Uraufführung und wurde mit dem litauischen Nationalpreis ausgezeichnet. Seit 2008 ist Robertas Šervenikas dem Bayerischen Staatsorchester verbunden und dirigierte dort zahlreiche Aufführungen des Bayerischen Staatsballetts (u.a. Der Sturm von Jörg Mannes, Ballettabend Forever Young, Romeo und Julia von John Cranko bei einem Gastspiel im Oman). Christian Spucks Ballett Anna Karenina dirigierte er nicht nur in München, sondern auch beim Norwegischen Nationalballett in Oslo. Mit Dornröschen debütiert Robertas Šervenikas beim Ballett Zürich.

DornröschenPerformance on 10, 14, 17, 18, 27, 29, 31 Oct; 07, 08 Nov; 18, 20, 26 Dec 2020; 27 Mar 2021; 10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr; 06, 11, 12 Jun 2022


Rufus Didwiszus, Stage design

Rufus Didwiszus

Rufus Didwiszus studierte Bühnen- und Kostümbild in Stuttgart bei Jürgen Rose und arbeitet seither als freier Bühnenbildner in Theater-, Opern- und Tanzproduktionen, u.a. mit Barrie Kosky (La Belle Hélène, Die Perlen der Cleopatra und Anatevka an der Komischen Oper Ber­­­lin; La fan­ciul­la del West, Die Gezeichneten und Boris Godunow am Opernhaus Zürich; Orphée aux enfers, Salzburger Festspiele; Fürst Igor, Opéra de Paris; Der Rosenkavalier, Bayerische Staatsoper), Tho­mas Oster­­meier (Unter der Gürtellinie, Shop­pen & Ficken in der Baracke des Deutschen Theaters Berlin mit Einladung zum Berliner Theatertreffen und nach Avignon); Der blaue Vogel am Deutschen Theater, Feuergesicht am Schauspiel­haus Hamburg, Der Name bei den Salzburger Festspielen und an der Ber­li­ner Schau­­bühne, The Girl on the Sofa beim Edinburgh Interna­tional Festival und an der Schaubühne, Der starke Stamm und Vor Son­nen­­auf­gang an den Münchner Kammer­spie­len, Sasha Waltz (Dialoge 2 im Jüdischen Museum Berlin), Sidi Larbi Cher­kaoui (Foi mit Les Ballets C de la B in Gent), Tom Kühnel (Wagners Ring des Nibe­lun­gen am TAT Frankfurt) sowie Christian Stückl, Stefan Larsson, Tomas Alfredson und Christian Lollike. Seit 2004 entwirft und inszeniert Rufus Didwiszus mit Joanna Dud­ley eigene Musik-Theater-Performances, u. a. in den So­phien­saelen, an der Schaubühne und im Ra­dial­system in Berlin sowie im BO­ZAR in Brüssel. Mit seiner Band «Friedrichs» war er in Der weisse Wolf am Staatstheater Stuttgart zu sehen. Zudem war er als Gastdozent an der Aka­­demie der Bildenden Künste München und an der Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee tätig. Unlängst entwarf Rufus Didwiszus u.a. Bühnen­bilder für Medea an der Königlichen Oper Stockholm und Macbeth am Maximtheater Stockholm. Für Christian Spuck entstanden die Bühnenbilder zu Der fliegende Hol­län­­der an der Deutschen Oper Berlin sowie Nussknacker und Mause­könig, Winterreise, Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern und Dornröschen beim Ballett Zürich sowie Orlando am Moskauer Bolschoitheater.

Boris Godunow20, 23, 26 Sep; 09, 16, 20 Oct 2020 DornröschenPerformance on 10, 14, 17, 18, 27, 29, 31 Oct; 07, 08 Nov; 18, 20, 26 Dec 2020; 27 Mar 2021; 10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr; 06, 11, 12 Jun 2022 Winterreise13 Feb 2021 Monteverdi15, 19, 22, 23, 27, 29 Jan; 04, 06, 10, 12, 20, 26 Feb 2022


Buki Shiff, Costumes

Buki Shiff

Buki Shiff wurde in Israel geboren und studierte an der Universität Tel-Aviv. Seit 1984 ist sie als Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin für Theater, Film, Fernsehen und Oper in Israel, Europa und den USA tätig. Dabei arbeitet sie regelmässig mit den Regisseuren Barrie Kosky, David Alden, Richard Jones und Robert Carsen zusammen. Zu ihren Arbeiten zählen Ausstattungen für Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, Sweeney Todd, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Boris Godunow, Madama Butterfly und Don Giovanni an der New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Tannhäuser, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Rinaldo, Rodelinda, La Calisto, Orlando und Semiramide an der Bayerischen Staatsoper in München, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tristan und Isolde und Der fliegende Holländer an der Berliner Staatsoper, Boris Godunow an der Wiener Volksoper, Tristan und Isolde am Teatro Real Madrid, Lulu an der English National Opera, Wozzeck und Meistersinger an der Welsh National Opera, Candide am Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris und an der Mailänder Scala, Wozzeck und La belle Hélène an der Komischen Oper Berlin, Die Nase am Royal Opera House Covent Garden sowie Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen an der Deutschen Oper Berlin. 2006 wurde Buki Shiff in Tel-Aviv als Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin des Jahres ausgezeichnet, 2008 erhielt sie den Rosenblum-Preis als Künstlerin des Jahres. 2013 wurde sie bei den International Opera Awards in London als beste Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin geehrt. Darüber hinaus war sie an Kunstausstellungen in Tel Aviv und Europa beteiligt.

DornröschenPerformance on 10, 14, 17, 18, 27, 29, 31 Oct; 07, 08 Nov; 18, 20, 26 Dec 2020; 27 Mar 2021; 10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr; 06, 11, 12 Jun 2022


Martin Gebhardt, Lighting designer

Martin Gebhardt

Martin Gebhardt war Lichtgestalter und Beleuchtungsmeister bei John Neumeiers Hamburg Ballett. Ab 2002 arbeitete er mit Heinz Spoerli und dem Ballett Zürich zusammen. Ballettpro­duk­­­tionen der bei­den Compagnien führten ihn an re­­­­nom­­­mierte Theater in Eu­ro­­pa, Asien und Amerika. Am Opernhaus Zürich schuf er das Lichtdesign für In­szenie­run­gen von Jürgen Flimm, Grischa Asagaroff, Matthias Hartmann, David Pountney, Moshe Leiser/Patrice Caurier, Da­miano Mi­chie­­letto und Achim Freyer. Bei den Salzburger Festspielen kreierte er die Lichtgestaltung für La bohème und eine Neufassung von Spoerlis Der Tod und das Mädchen. Seit der Spielzeit 2012/13 ist Martin Gebhardt Leiter des Beleuchtungswesens am Opernhaus Zürich. Eine enge Zu­sam­men­arbeit verbindet ihn heute mit dem Cho­reo­grafen Christian Spuck (u.a. Win­ter­­reise, Nussknacker und Mause­könig, Messa da Requiem, Anna Karenina, Woy­zeck, Der Sandmann, Leonce und Lena, Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, Dornröschen). In jüngster Zeit war er ausserdem Lichtdesigner für die Choreografen Edward Clug (u.a. StringsLe Sacre du printemps und Faust in Zürich; Petruschka am Moskauer Bolschoitheater), Alexei Ratmansky, Wayne McGregor, Marco Goecke und Douglas Lee. Mit Christoph Mar­tha­ler und Anna Viebrock arbeitete er beim Händel-Abend Sale, Rossinis Il viaggio a Reims und Glucks Orfeo ed Euridice in Zürich sowie bei Lulu an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper zu­sam­men. 2020 gestaltete er das Licht an der Oper Genf für Les Huguenots in der Regie von Jossi Wieler und Sergio Morabito. 2021 folgte Christian Spucks Orlando am Moskauer Bolschoitheater.

Maria Stuarda27 Sep; 07, 11, 15 Oct 2020 Die Csárdásfürstin25 Sep; 04, 08, 11 Oct 2020 DornröschenPerformance on 10, 14, 17, 18, 27, 29, 31 Oct; 07, 08 Nov; 18, 20, 26 Dec 2020; 27 Mar 2021; 10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr; 06, 11, 12 Jun 2022 Balcão de Amor16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31 Jan 2021 Winterreise13 Feb 2021 Orphée et Euridice14 Feb 2021 Impulse20, 24 May; 22, 31 Oct 2021 Anna Karenina15, 20, 27, 29 Nov; 04, 11, 12 Dec 2020 Walking Mad01, 02, 21, 22 May; 03, 04, 05 Jun 2021 Boléro / Le Sacre du printemps29 Oct; 07, 11, 14, 28, 30 Nov; 03, 04 Dec 2021 Anna Bolena05, 09, 14, 18, 23, 29 Dec 2021; 02, 05, 09, 13 Jan 2022 Le Comte Ory31 Dec 2021; 07, 09, 14, 16, 20 Jan 2022 Monteverdi15, 19, 22, 23, 27, 29 Jan; 04, 06, 10, 12, 20, 26 Feb 2022 Il turco in Italia20, 24, 27 Feb; 04 Mar 2022 Le nozze di Figaro19, 22, 25, 28 Jun; 01, 03, 07, 10 Jul 2022


Marta Andreitsiv, JB

Marta Andreitsiv

Marta Andreitsiv is from Ukraine. She trained at the Kiev Dance Academy and at the Tanz Akademie Zürich. She won the silver medal in the 2016 Tanzolymp Berlin. She joined the Junior Ballett this season.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Isabelle Bratt, JB

Isabelle Bratt

Isabelle Bratt is from Canada. She trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and is the recipient of the Peter Dwyer Award. During her time there, she appeared in Jera Wolfe’s Arise and in La Bayadère. She appeared in James Kudelka’s Nussknacker with the National Ballet of Canada. This is her second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Greta Calzuola, JB

Greta Calzuola

Greta Calzuola is Italian. She completed her training at the ballet school of the Umbria Ballet in Italy and at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo. She won the International Ballet Competition in Longiano in 2014. She joined the Junior Ballett this season.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Lauren Draper, JB

Lauren Draper

Lauren Draper is Canadian. She received her training at Canada’s National Ballet School, at the School of Cadence Ballet, and at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington. She appeared in James Kudelka’s Nussknacker with the National Ballet of Canada. This year is her second as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Désirée Guler, JB

Désirée Guler

Désirée Guler is Swiss. She received her training at the Tanz Akademie Zürich and won third prize at the European Ballet Grand Prix in Vienna in 2020. She appeared with Ballet Zürich in 2016 in Schwanensee. This is her first season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Daniela Thorne, JB

Daniela Thorne

Daniela Thorne is from San Francisco and is a citizen of Brazil and the USA. She was awarded with the Gillian Murphy Scholarship, and studied at the University of North Carolina School of Arts. She continued her training at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in 2018. This is her first season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Matthew Bates, JB

Matthew Bates

Matthew Bates was born in Great Britain and studied at the Royal Ballet School in London. There he was the recipient of the Valerie Adams Award. He has appeared as Fritz in Der Nussknacker with the Royal Ballet. This is his second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021 Walking Mad05 Jun 2021


Luca D'Amato, JB

Luca D'Amato

Luca D’Amato is from Italy and was trained at the Tanz Akademie Zürich. He was the winner of the Spoleto Competition in 2015 and of the Tanzolymp Berlin in 2018. This is his first season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021 Walking Mad03 Jun 2021


Achille De Groeve, JB

Achille De Groeve

Achille de Groeve is Belgian and was trained at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp. He was a finalist at the «Prix de Lausanne» in 2019. This is his second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021 Walking Mad03 Jun 2021


Grégoire Duchevet, JB

Grégoire Duchevet

Grégoire Duchevet comes from France. He trained at the École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris and was a guest student at the Dutch National Ballet Academy during the 2019/20 season. This is his first season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Wolf Hoeyberghs, Music

Wolf Hoeyberghs

Wolf Hoeyberghs is from Belgium. He received his training at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp and at the European School of Ballet (ESB) in Amsterdam. He was the winner of the Munich International Ballet Competition in 2017 and a prizewinner at Tanzolymp Berlin. He has performed with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the Dutch National Ballet, and Ballett Zürich. This is his second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Impulse20, 24 May; 22, 31 Oct 2021 Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Théo Just, JB

Théo Just

Théo Just is French. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and at the Tanz Akademie Zürich. He was a prizewinner at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2015 and at the Spoleto Competition in 2018. He was a member of the Polish National Ballet in Warsaw during the 2018/19 season, where he appeared in choreographies by Krzysztof Pastor, Liam Scarlett, Wayne Eagling, and John Neumeier. Additionally, he presented his own choreography entitled Me to Me, by Us. This is his second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021 Walking Mad03 Jun 2021


Lukas Simonetto, JB

Lukas Simonetto

Lukas Simonetto holds Swiss, French, and Czech citizenship. He trained at the Association pour la Formation de jeunes Danseurs (AFJD) in Lausanne as well as at the Tanz Akademie Zürich. He won the «Prix d’études de danse» of the MIGROS Kulturprozent in 2018 and 2019. This is his first season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


George Susman, JB

George Susman

George Susman is from Australia and was trained at the Tanz Akademie Zürich. He was a prizewinner at the Tanzolymp Berlin in 2018 and won the gold medal at the European Ballet Grand Prix in Vienna. This is his second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021


Martina Renau, JB

Martina Renau

Martina Renau comes from Spain. She trained at the Conservatorio Valencia. She was a member of the NRW Junior Ballett Dortmund from 2018 to 2020 and appeared in numerous Ballett Dortmund performances. This is her first season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Dornröschen27 Mar 2021