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Nijinski

Ballet by Marco Goecke
Music by Frédéric Chopin and Claude Debussy
Swiss premiere / Revised Zurich version

Choreography Marco Goecke Musical director Pavel Baleff Stage and costume design Michaela Springer Lighting designer Udo Haberland Dramaturgy Esther Dreesen-Schaback

Duration 1 H. 30 Min. Without interval. Introduction 45 min before the performance.
Introductory matinee on 3 Mar 2019.

Partner Ballett Zürich      

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Marco Goecke, Choreografie

Marco Goecke

Marco Goecke wurde 1972 in Wuppertal geboren. Nach seiner Ausbildung an der Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung München und am Königlichen Konservatorium Den Haag folgten Engagements als Tänzer an der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin und am Theater Hagen. Nach ersten Choreografien in Hagen und bei der Stuttgarter Noverre-Gesellschaft entstanden Ballette für das New York City Ballet (Mopey) und das Stuttgarter Ballett (Sweet Sweet Sweet). Seit 2005 ist Marco Goecke Hauschoreograf des Stuttgarter Balletts. Mit seiner Neuinterpretation des Ballettklassikers Der Nussknacker erregte er ebenso Aufsehen wie mit seinen Choreografien Alben, Fancy Goods, Orlando, in sensu, Black Breath, Dancer in the Dark, On Velvet und Lucid Dream. Das Solo Äffi wurde in das Repertoire des Stuttgarter Balletts und des Scapino Ballet übernommen und bei vielen internationalen Festivals präsentiert. Weitere Choreo­grafien entstanden u.a. für das Hamburg Ballett (Beautiful Freak), das Leipziger Ballett (Suite Suite Suite, Le Chant du rossignol), das Nederlands Dans Theater (Nichts, Garbo Laughs), das Norwegische Nationalballett (Fur), die Ballets de Monte-Carlo (Whiteout, Le Spectre de la rose, Tué, Dearest Earthly Friend), das Staatsballett Berlin (And the sky on that cloudy old day) und die Sao Paulo Companhia de Danca (Pekaboo). Nachdem er dem Scapino Ballet Rotterdam über sieben Jahre als «Choreographer in Residence» verbunden war (Der Rest ist Schweigen, Bravo Charlie, Supernova, Pierrot lunaire, Songs for Drella), ist er seit der Saison 2013/14 Hauschoreograf des Nederlands Dans Theaters (NDT). Dort entstanden die Stücke Hello Earth, Thin Skin, Woke up Blind und Wir sagen uns Dunkles. Die Zeitschrift tanz kürte Marco Goecke 2015 zum Choreografen des Jahres. Sein Ballett Nijinski wurde 2016 bei Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart uraufgeführt und war auf Gastspielen in der ganzen Welt zu sehen. In der Saisonumfrage der Zeitschrift tanz wurde das Stück zum Publikumsfavoriten 2017 gekürt, Marco Goecke wurde dafür zudem mit dem italienischen Danza&Danza-Award ausgezeichnet. Zur Saison 2019/20 wird Marco Goecke neuer Ballettdirektor an der Staatsoper Hannover.

Nijinski10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019


Pavel Baleff, Musikalische Leitung

Pavel Baleff

Pavel Baleff ist Chefdirigent der Philharmonie Baden-Baden. Engagements als Opern- und Konzertdirigent führten ihn u.a. an das Zürcher Opernhaus, die Dresdner Semperoper, das Leipziger Gewandhaus, die Hamburgische Staatsoper, das Bolschoi Theater Moskau, die Oper Montpellier, zum Dänischen Nationalorchester, zum Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg sowie zu den Rundfunksinfonieorchestern des WDR und des BR. Er leitete Aufführungen, Fernsehaufzeichnungen und CD-Produktionen mit international renommierten Solisten wie Krassimira Stoyanova, Diana Damrau, Edita Gruberova und Vesselina Kasarova, Ramón Vargas, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson, Piotr Beczala und Luca Pisaroni. Seine CD-Produktionen mit der Sopranistin Krassimira Stoyanova und dem Münchner Rundfunkorchester wurden 2012 und 2014 mit dem Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik und dem International Classic Music Award prämiert. Anlässlich der von ihm geleiteten Ersteinstudierung des Ring des Nibelungen in Bulgarien an der Nationaloper in Sofia wurde er zum bulgarischen «Dirigenten des Jahres» gewählt. 2016 debütierte er an der Wiener Staatsoper mit L’elisir d’amore und 2017 an der Staatsoper Stuttgart mit Romeo und Julia. Am Opernhaus Zürich dirigierte er in jüngster Zeit Schwanensee sowie die beiden Opern von Ravel L’Heure Espagnole und L’Enfant et les sortilèges. Pavel Baleff ist 1. Preisträger beim Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Wettbewerb in München sowie beim Internationalen Bad Homburger Dirigentenwettbewerb, wurde in das Dirigentenforum des Deutschen Musikrates aufgenommen und erhielt eine Auszeichnung durch die Herbert von Karajan Stiftung.

Les Pêcheurs de perles22 Dec 2018; 26, 29 Jan; 01 Feb 2019 Nijinski10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019 Walking Mad02, 07, 08, 10, 21 May; 18, 20, 26 Jun 2020


Michaela Springer, Bühnenbild und Kostüme

Michaela Springer

Michaela Springer studierte Bühnen- und Kostümbild an der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart bei Martin Zehetgruber. Vor und während ihres Studiums arbeitete sie als Assistentin am Schauspiel Stuttgart und am Aalto Theater Essen. Seit 2005 ist sie als freischaffende Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin für Schauspiel, Oper und Ballett tätig und entwarf in Deutschland u.a. die Ausstattung für Produktionen an der Württembergischen Landesbühne Esslingen, am Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Schauspielhaus Dortmund, Schlosstheater Moers und am Rheinischen Landestheater Neuss. Mit dem Choreografen Marco Goecke arbeitete Michaela Springer erstmals 2005 zusammen und entwarf die Kostüme für sein Ballett Sweet Sweet Sweet. Es folgten Ausstattungen beim Stuttgarter Ballett für Der Nussknacker (2006), Alben (2008), Orlando (2010), Black Breath (2012) On Velvet (2013) und Lucid Dream (2015). Die erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit setzte sich auch bei Auftragswerken für das Scapino Ballett Rotterdam mit Der Rest ist Schweigen (2005), Bravo Charlie (2007) und Songs for Drella (2011), für Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo mit den Stücken Whiteout (2008) und Le Spectre de la Rose (2009) fort, für das Ballett Zürich mit dem Stück Deer Vision (2014)wie auch bei dem Ballett Fur (2009) für das Norwegische Nationalballett. Michaela Springer entwarf ausserdem die Kostüme zu zwei Balletten des Choreografen Demis Volpi.

Nijinski10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019


Matthew Knight, Nijinski / Text

Matthew Knight

Matthew Knight is British. He completed his training at the Elmhurst School and the Royal Ballet School in London. After a season with the Junior Ballet, he joined the Ballett Zürich in the 2013/14 season. He presented works by Jane Doe and Mocambo as part of the Young Choreographers series. He has danced in choreographies by Mats Ek (Cavalier in Sleeping Beauty), William Forsythe, Marco Goecke (Moor in Petrushka), Jiří Kylián, Douglas Lee, Sol León/Paul Lightfoot, Hans van Manen, Wayne McGregor, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, and Filipe Portugal. He was Leonce in Christian Spuck's Leonce and Lena, Nathanael in Spuck's Sandmann and the Clown in Spuck's Nutcracker and Mouse King. In 2018 he also appeared as Faust in Edward Clug's ballet of the same name. In 2016 he was awarded the Dance Prize of the Friends of Ballett Zürich.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15, 18, 26, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski10, 21, 24, 30 Mar; 06 Apr 2019 Giselle14 Apr; 03, 11, 16, 30 May 2019


Esteban Berlanga, Nijinski

Esteban Berlanga

Esteban Berlanga comes from Spain. After his training at the Royal Conservatory of Albacete and the Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid, he danced at the English National Ballet from 2006 to 2013, where he was appointed principal dancer in 2012. Among others he danced Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake by Derek Dean, the Prince in Kenneth MacMillan's Sleeping Beauty, Albrecht in Giselle by Mary Skeaping, the Nutcracker in the choreography by Wayne Eagling and Frédéric in L'Arlésienne by Roland Petit. He also appeared in choreographies by Jiří Kylián and Maurice Béjart. He was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse for Faun(e) by David Dawson. From 2013 to 2018 he was principal dancer in the Compañia Nacional de Danza España. There he performed as a soloist in choreographies by William Forsythe, Itzik Galili, Roland Petit, Aleix Mañé, and Kenneth MacMillan. He has appeared with the English National Ballet, the Australian Ballet, the Nariko Kobayashi Ballet, and the Carmen Cortès Flamenco Company. This is his first season as a member of the Ballett Zürich.

Nijinski17, 22, 29 Mar; 03 Apr 2019


Jan Casier, Nijinski

Jan Casier

Jan Casier was born in Belgium. He studied at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp. From 2008 to 2012 he was a member of the Royal Ballet of Flanders where he danced in ballets by John Cranko, William Forsythe, David Dawson, and Christian Spuck. He appeared in David Dawson's Faun(e) as a guest at the English National Ballet. From 2012 to 2014 he was a member of the Ballett Zürich, where he performed roles in numerous Christian Spuck ballets, including Leonce in Leonce and Lena, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, and the title role of Woyzeck. He also danced in choreographies by Edward Clug, Sol León/Paul Lightfoot, Marco Goecke, and Wayne McGregor. From 2014 to 2016 he was a member of the Semperoper Ballett Dresden. There he performed in choreographies by Aaron Watkins (Prince in The Nutcracker), William Forsythe, Alexei Ratmansky, David Dawson, and Alexander Ekman. In 2015 he appeared at the ballet gala in Taipei (Taiwan). He returned to the Ballett Zürich in 2016. Since his return, he has danced in Forsythe's Quintett, Godani’s rituals from another when and performed the title role of Faust - The Ballet by Edward Clug.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15, 18, 26, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski21, 30 Mar 2019 Giselle12 Apr; 17 May 2019


Kevin Pouzou, Diaghilew

Kevin Pouzou

Kevin Pouzou is French. He studied at the École de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. In 2007 he became a member of the Berlin State Ballet, where he was appointed principal dancer in 2015. He has performed as Benno in Patrice Bart’s Swan Lake, as Paris in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as in choreographies by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Stanton Welch, Angelin Preljocaj, Alexei Ratmansky, Ohad Nahrin, Vladimir Malakhov, and Jiří Kylián. He has been a member of the Ballett Zürich since last season, where he danced Prince Siegfried in Alexei Ratmansky's Swan Lake, among others.

Nijinski10, 21, 24, 30 Mar; 06 Apr 2019 Giselle03, 11, 16 May 2019


William Moore, Diaghilew

William Moore

William Moore is British and studied at the Royal Ballet School in London. He has won prizes at international ballet competitions. He has belonged to the Stuttgart Ballet since 2005, and was appointed as principal dancer there in 2010. Important roles were Siegfried in Swan Lake, Lensky in Onegin and Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (all by John Cranko), Armand in Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias, Leonce in Christian Spuck's Leonce and Lena, the title role in Marco Goecke's Orlando, Albrecht in Giselle by Anderson/Savina, Colas in Ashton's La fille mal gardée. In 2012 Moore was awarded the German Theater Prize DER FAUST. Since the 2012/13 season he has been principal dancer with the Ballett Zürich. Important roles include Romeo in Spuck's Romeo and Juliet, Vronsky in Anna Karenina, the Nutcracker in Spuck's Nutcracker and Mouse King, Mephisto in Faust by Edward Clug and Petrushka in the choreography by Marco Goecke. He has also appeared in pieces by Wayne McGregor, Sol León/Paul Lightfoot, Douglas Lee, and Jiří Kylián. In 2018 he received the Dance Prize of the Friends of Ballett Zürich.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig18, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski17, 22, 29 Mar; 03 Apr 2019


Katja Wünsche, Muse Terpsichore

Katja Wünsche

Katja Wünsche comes from Dresden and was trained at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin. She has won prizes at numerous ballet competitions. From 1999 to 2012 she danced in the Stuttgart Ballet, since 2006 as a principal dancer. She danced leading roles in choreographies by John Cranko (Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Onegin), John Neumeier (A Streetcar Named Desire, Lady of the Camellias), Marcia Haydée (Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, La fille mal gardée) and Christian Spuck (Lulu, Der Sandmann, Leonce and Lena, Das Fräulein von S.), and ballets by Forsythe, Kylián, León/Lightfoot, and Goecke. In 2007 she was awarded the German Dance Prize Future (for promising young artists) and the German Theater Prize DER FAUST. Katja Wünsche has been a principal dancer with the Ballett Zürich since the 2012/13 season. She has been seen in Zurich as Juliet in Spuck's Romeo and Juliet, Lena in Leonce and Lena, Marie in Woyzeck, Anna Karenina and Kitty in Anna Karenina, and Clara in Der Sandmann. She has also performed in choreographies by Sol León/Paul Lightfoot, Douglas Lee, Martin Schläpfer, Wayne McGregor and Marco Goecke. In 2014 she was awarded the Dance Prize of the Friends of Ballett Zürich.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15, 18, 26, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski17, 22, 29 Mar; 03 Apr 2019


Michelle Willems, Muse Terpsichore

Michelle Willems

Michelle Willems is French. She studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and at the Atelier Rudra-Béjart in Lausanne. After two seasons with the Junior Ballet, she joined the Ballett Zürich in the 2016/17 season. After solo tasks in Giselle and Schwanensee she danced Kitty in Christian Spuck's Anna Karenina, Marie in Spuck's Nussknacker und Mausekönig as well as Gretchen in Edward Clug's Faust – Das Ballett. She has also performed choreographies by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Marco Goecke, Crystal Pite and Filipe Portugal. In 2018 she received the «Dance Prize of the Friends of the Ballett Zürich».

Nussknacker und Mausekönig18, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski10, 21, 24, 30 Mar; 06 Apr 2019 Giselle12 Apr; 16, 30 May 2019


Mélanie Borel, Matka / Romola

Mélanie Borel

Mélanie Borel comes from France. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille and at the École de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris. Engagements have taken her to the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux and, from 2005 to 2008, to the Peter Schaufuss Ballet in Denmark. She has been a member of the Ballett Zürich since the 2008/09 season and has performed as a soloist in choreographies by Twyla Tharp, Heinz Spoerli, and Mats Ek. She performed Spoerli choreographies at the Salzburg Festival in 2012. Recently she has danced in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Douglas Lee, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor, and Martin Schläpfer. She was the Caretaker in Spuck's Leonce and Lena and danced the "Choleric" variation in Balanchine's The Four Temperaments.

Nijinski10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019 Giselle12, 14 Apr; 03, 11, 16, 17, 30 May 2019


Irmina Kopaczynska, Matka / Romola

Irmina Kopaczynska

Irmina Kopaczynska was born in Poland. She studied at the Polish National Ballet School Poznan. She has won several prizes in the Polish National Ballet Competition. She also took part in the Premio Roma and the Prix de Lausanne in 2008. After two seasons with the Junior Ballet, she became a member of the Ballett Zürich starting with the 2011/12 season. She danced the Silver Fairy in Mats Ek’s Sleeping Beauty, Betsy in Christian Spuck's Anna Karenina and the Nursemaid in Spuck's Romeo and Juliet. She has also appeared in choreographies by William Forsythe (In the middle, New Sleep), Hans van Manen (Kammerballett), Jiří Kylián (Gods and Dogs), Iacopo Godani, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, Douglas Lee, and Crystal Pite.

Nijinski17, 22, 24, 29 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019


Mélissa Ligurgo, Romola

Mélissa Ligurgo

Mélissa Ligurgo comes from Belgium and studied at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp. She danced in John Cranko’s Onegin (Tatiana), as well as in ballets by Forsythe, Kylián, Dawson, and Robbins, at the Royal Ballet of Flanders. At the Ballet Basel she performed in Preljocaj’s Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) in the 2011/12 season. Since the 2012/13 season she has belonged to the Ballett Zürich and has danced Lena in Leonce and Lena by Christian Spuck and Frau Mauserinks in Nutcracker and Mouse King. She has also appeared in choreographies by Wayne McGregor and Douglas Lee. As part of the Young Choreographers series, she presented Mind Games, Individuo and Klastos.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15 Dec 2018 Nijinski10, 21, 30 Mar 2019 Giselle16, 17, 30 May 2019


Yannick Bittencourt, Freund Isajef

Yannick Bittencourt

Yannick Bittencourt is Swiss. He was born in Bern and he studied at the AS Ballettschule in Switzerland, the Opéra de Paris Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School in London. After an engagement with the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in New York, he became a member of the Paris Opera Ballet in 2007, where he was appointed demi-soloist (Sujet) in 2010. In Paris he has danced Prince Siegfried in Nureyev's Swan Lake, James in Pierre Lacotte's La Sylphide, Daphnis in Benjamin Millepieds Daphnis et Chloé, and Benvolio and Paris in Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet. He has also appeared in key roles in ballets by William Forsythe, John Neumeier, José Martinez, Serge Lifar, Wayne McGregor, and George Balanchine. He has performed in galas at the National Theatre Tokyo and the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre (Benois de la Danse Ceremony Gala). This is his first season as a member of the Ballett Zürich.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15, 18, 26, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski17, 29 Mar; 03 Apr 2019 Giselle12, 14 Apr; 17, 30 May 2019


Mark Geilings, Freund Isajef / Text

Mark Geilings

Mark Geilings comes from Australia, where he was trained at the Australian Ballet School. From 2012 to 2015 he danced with the Leipzig Ballet and performed in choreographies by Uwe Scholz, Mario Schröder (including title role in Otello), Meryl Tankard (Cinderella), Ohad Naharin and Cayetano Soto. In the 2015/16 season he was a member of Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart, where he performed in Marco Goecke's Nijinsky. He has been a member of the Ballett Zürich since the 2016/17 season, where he has appeared in Petrushka by Marco Goecke, Kammerballett by Hans van Manen, Gods and Dogs by Jiří Kylián, and Lady with a Fan by Douglas Lee, among others.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15, 26 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019


Gary Solan, Freund Isajef

Gary Solan

Gary Solan is from Ireland. He graduated from the Royal Ballet School in London in 2018. He has performed in Swan Lake, Manon, The Nutcracker, Sylvia, Alice in Wonderland, and Giselle with the Royal Ballet. This is his first season as a member of the Junior Ballet.

Nijinski24 Mar; 06 Apr 2019


Dominik Slavkovský, Arzt

Dominik Slavkovský

Dominik Slavkovský is Slovak. After training at the Bratislava Dance Conservatory, he danced for five years in the ballet of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, most recently as a demi-soloist. He has been a member of the Ballett Zürich since the 2014/15 season. In choreographies by Christian Spuck he has appeared in the title role of Woyzeck, as Drosselmeier in Nutcracker and Mouse King, as Coppelius in Der Sandmann, and as Paris in Romeo and Juliet. He has also danced in choreographies by George Balanchine, Uwe Scholz, Alexei Ratmansky, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Edward Clug, James Kudelka, Vladimir Malakhov, and many others. He showed his choreographies How to save the world and Conspiracy as a part of the Young Choreographers series.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig18, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski17, 22, 29, 30 Mar; 03 Apr 2019 Giselle12 Apr; 17 May 2019


Filipe Portugal, Arzt

Filipe Portugal

Filipe Portugal studied in Lisbon and, after his first engagement with the Portuguese National Ballet, was engaged by the Ballett Zürich in 2002. Here he danced solo roles in numerous choreographies by Heinz Spoerli (including Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Giselle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). From 2009 to 2011 he was principal dancer at the Portuguese National Ballet. He returned to the Ballett Zürich in 2011 and has starred in numerous ballets by Christian Spuck, including Father Lorenzo in Romeo and Juliet, King Peter in Leonce and Lena, Doctor in Woyzeck, Karenin in Anna Karenina and Spalanzani in Der Sandmann. He has also appeared in choreographies by Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Douglas Lee and Martin Schläpfer. Parallel to his dancing career, Filipe Portugal works successfully as a choreographer. Among his most recent works for the Ballett Zürich are Dialogos to the music of Swiss jazz musician Nik Bärtsch and disTANZ. He also choreographs for the Charlotte Ballet (USA) and the Stuttgart Noverre Society. In 2014 Filipe Portugal was awarded the Dance Prize of the Friends of Ballett Zürich.

KreationenPerformance on 23, 24, 25 Oct 2018; 26 May 2019; 21 Mar 2020 Nijinski10, 21, 24 Mar; 06 Apr 2019 Giselle12, 14 Apr; 03, 11, 16, 17 May 2019


Francesca Dell'Aria, Etwas

Francesca Dell'Aria

Francesca Dell'Aria comes from Italy. She received her training at the Elmhurst School and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. After an engagement with the Slowak National Ballet, she was a member of the Bavarian State Ballet from 2010 to 2014. She has belonged to the Ballett Zürich since the 2014/15 season, and has appeared in choreographies by William Forsythe (New Sleep, workwithinwork, In the middle), Jiří Kylián (Gods and Dogs, Falling Angels), George Balanchine, and Hans van Manen (Kammerballett). She appeared in the title role of Christian Spuck's Anna Karenina and danced in choreographies by Jacopo Godanis, Douglas Lee, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, and Crystal Pite.

Nijinski10, 21, 24, 30 Mar; 06 Apr 2019 Giselle12 Apr; 17 May 2019


Elena Vostrotina, Etwas

Elena Vostrotina

Elena Vostrotina comes from St. Petersburg. She received her ballet education at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. In 2003 she became a member of the Mariinsky Ballet. There she danced among others Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Petipa/Ivanov), Myrtha in Giselle (Coralli/Perrot), Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote (Gorsky) and in Approximate Sonata (Forsythe). In 2006 she was engaged by Aaron S. Watkin at the Semperoper Ballett Dresden. Here she was appointed principal dancer and danced a wide repertoire of classical, neoclassical, and modern ballets. She has collaborated with renowned choreographers and performed at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theater in Moscow, at the State Theater Novosibirsk, at the “Roberto Bolle and Friends” gala and at the Ballets Bubeníček. Elena Vostrotina has been a principal dancer at the Ballett Zürich since the 2017/18 season. Last season she appeared in Zurich as Odette/Odile in Ratmansky's Swan Lake reconstruction and as Witch/Helena of Troy in Edward Clug's Faust - The Ballet.

Nussknacker und Mausekönig15, 18, 26, 29 Dec 2018; 01 Jan 2019 Nijinski17, 22, 29 Mar; 03 Apr 2019 Giselle03, 16, 30 May 2019


Adrian Oetiker, Piano / Klavier

Adrian Oetiker

Der Schweizer Pianist Adrian Oetiker verfolgt seit vielen Jahren eine weltweite Karriere. Er stu­dierte er in der Meisterklasse von Homero Francesch an der Zürcher Hochschule der Küns­te und bei Bella Davidovich an der Juilliard School in New York. Auch Lazar Berman zählte zu seinen Lehrern. 1995 gewann er den ARD-Wettbewerb in Mün­chen. Konzerte in Europa, Amerika und Australien führten ihn mit vielen Orchestern zu­sam­men, darunter das Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, das Sym­phonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rund­funks, die Staatskapelle Dresden, das Irish National Symphony Or­ches­­tra und das Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Bei wiederholten Einladungen nach Australien trat er mit den meisten Or­chestern des Kontinents auf. Mit dem Or­ches­tre Symphonique de Mulhouse unter Daniel Klajner spielte er von 2006 bis 2008 alle Klavierkon­zerte von Béla Bartók. Rezitals und Kam­mer­musik-­Programme spielte er u.a. in der Ber­liner Philharmonie, im Ge­wand­­haus Leipzig, im Fest­­spiel­haus Salzburg, im KKL und im Teatro La Fenice in Venedig. Er musiziert regel­mässig im Klavierduo Paola & Adrian Oetiker und ist Pianist im Feininger Trio der Berliner Philharmoni­ker. Mehrere Ballettproduktionen am Opernhaus Zürich, an der Semperoper Dres­den und an der Bayerischen Staatsoper, u.a. mit Christian Spuck, runden seine vielfältigen Tätigkeiten ab. Adrian Oetiker ist Künstlerischer Leiter der Internationalen Sommerakademie Ettal und seit 1996 Professor für Klavier an der Hochschule für Musik Basel. 2011 wurde er als Professor an die Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Mün­chen berufen.

Nijinski10, 17, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30 Mar; 03, 06 Apr 2019