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Peer Gynt

Ballet by Edward Clug
After the drama of the same name by Henrik Ibsen
Music by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Musical director Victorien Vanoosten Choreography Edward Clug Stage design Marko Japelj Costumes Leo Kulaš Lighting designer Tomaž Premzl Chorus Master Janko Kastelic
Peer Gynt
Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter
Die Braut Ingrid
Mads Moen, der Bräutigam
Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester
Aslak, der Schmied
Die Grüne
Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers
Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt
König der Trolle
Peer Gynt
Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter
Ein Hirsch
Die Braut Ingrid
Mads Moen, der Bräutigam
Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester
Aslak, der Schmied
Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers
Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt
König der Trolle
Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter
Ein Hirsch
Die Braut Ingrid
Mads Moen, der Bräutigam
Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester
Aslak, der Schmied
Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers
Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt
König der Trolle
Peer Gynt
Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter
Die Braut Ingrid
Mads Moen, der Bräutigam
Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester
Aslak, der Schmied
Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers
Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt
König der Trolle
Peer Gynt
Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter
Ein Hirsch
Die Braut Ingrid
Mads Moen, der Bräutigam
Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester
Aslak, der Schmied
Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers
Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt
König der Trolle
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. 10 Min. incl. intermission after approx. 50 Min. Introduction 45 min before the performance.
Introductory matinee on May 15 2022

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May 2022

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Biographies


Victorien Vanoosten, Musical director

Victorien Vanoosten

Victorien Vanoosten ist Pianist und Dirigent und seit 2019 Künstlerischer Leiter des Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel. Daneben führt er seine Arbeit als Chefdirigent des Orchestre Symphonique du Pays Basque im französischen Bayonne sowie bei DEMOS fort, einem sozialen Orchesterprojekt, vergleichbar mit «El Sistema», das im Auftrag der Philharmonie de Paris entstanden ist. Victorien Vanoosten, der im französischen Lille aufwuchs, studierte Klavier bei Michel Béroff am Pariser Konservatorium sowie Dirigieren in Paris und Helsinki bei Esa-Pekka-Salonen, Alain Altinoglu, Leif Segerstam, David Zinman, Peter Eötvös und Pierre Boulez. In der Saison 2018/19 war er als Assistent von Daniel Barenboim an der Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin tätig, wo er u.a. Médéé und Les Pêcheurs de perles dirigierte. Zuvor assistierte er bereits seit 2014 dem Musikdirektor Lawrence Foster der Opéra de Marseille und dirigierte dort Le Portrait de Manon, Madame Chrysanthème und Hérodiade. In der Spielzeit 2019/20 leitet er Sinfoniekonzerte des Orchestre National de l’Île-de-France in der Pariser Philharmonie, ebenso Neuproduktionen von Carmen an der Opéra de Marseille und von La traviata im französischen St. Etienne. Im Sommer 2021 dirigierte er Les Pêcheurs de perles an der Staatsoper Berlin und unter dem Titel La folle soirée de l’Opéra drei Konzerte im Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Als Pianist war er zuletzt mit Ravels Klavierkonzert in G-Dur – im Play/Conduct-Modus – zu erleben. 2015 legte er seine erste Solo-CD mit eigenen Transkriptionen von Orchesterwerken von Debussy, Strawinsky, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns und Ravel vor.

Le Comte Ory31 Dec 2021; 07, 09, 14, 16, 20 Jan 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022


Edward Clug, Choreography

Edward Clug

Edward Clug vollendete seine Ballettausbildung 1991 an der Nationalen Ballett­schule in Cluj-Napoca (Rumänien). Im selben Jahr wurde er als Solist an das Slo­wenische Nationaltheater (SNG) in Maribor engagiert. 2003 wurde er am selben Theater Ballettdirektor und führte die Compagnie auf neue, unverkennbare Wege. Mit seinem unver­wechselbaren choreografischen Stil zog Edward Clug die Aufmerksamkeit eines internationalen Publikums auf sich. Gleichzeitig gelang es ihm, das Mariborer Ensemble mit Gast­spielen in ganz Europa, Asien, den USA und Kanada in der internatio­nalen Tanzszene zu etablieren. Seit mehreren Jahren ist Edward Clug dem Stuttgarter Ballett und dem Ballett Zürich verbunden. In Zürich waren u.a. Faust – Das Ballett und Le Sacre du printemps zu sehen. Ausserdem entwickelte sich eine enge Beziehung zum Nederlands Dans Theater. Neue Stücke entstanden ferner für das Royal Ballet of Flanders, das Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper, das Nationalballett Lissabon, das Kroatische Nationalballett, das Rumänische Nationalballett Bukarest, die Bitef Dance Company, das Ukrainische Nationalballett Kiew, das Staatsballett Nowosibirsk, die Station Zuid Company, Graz Tanz, das Ballett des Theaters am Gärtnerplatz München, das Hessische Staatsballett Wiesbaden, das Ballett Augsburg, das Aalto Ballett Essen, das Ballett Dortmund und das West Australian Ballet. Edward Clug erhielt zahlreiche nationale und internationale Preise. Für Quattro wurde er 2010 in Moskau für den Kunstpreis «Goldene Maske» nominiert. Ausserdem wurde er mit den höchsten slowenischen Kulturpreisen, dem Preis der Prešern Foundation (2005) und der Glazer Charter (2008), ausgezeichnet. 2017 wurde seine Choreografie Handman (NDT 2) für den «Benois de la Danse» nominiert. Sein Ballett Peer Gynt wurde vom Wiener Staatsballett ins Repertoire übernommen. Am Moskauer Bolschoitheater choreografierte er 2018 Petruschka, mit der Starballerina Diana Vishneva realisierte er in Miami das Projekt Sleeping Beauty Dreams.

Boléro / Le Sacre du printemps29 Oct; 07, 11, 14, 28, 30 Nov; 03, 04 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022


Marko Japelj, Stage design

Marko Japelj

Marko Japelj stammt aus Maribor (Slowe­nien). Er studierte Architektur in Ljubljana. 1986 ent­stand sein erstes Bühnenbild für Hedda Gabler an der Theater­aka­de­mie Ljub­­­ljana. Mittlerweile rea­li­sierte er fast 200 Büh­nen­­bilder für Drama und Mu­sik­the­ater. Viele davon wurden ausgezeichnet. Als Gastpro­fes­sor leitete er drei Semester die Meisterklasse für Film und Bühnengestaltung an der Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien. Er arbeitete mit zahl­­reichen Theatern in Slowenien und Europa, u.a. für die Opernhäuser in Bukarest, Riga, Metz, Bratislava sowie die Wiener Staatsoper, die Nationaltheater in Zagreb, Rijeka und Belgrad, das Nederlands Dans Theater, das Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerpen, das Aalto Theater Essen und die Theater Augsburg, Dortmund und Wuppertal. Für Edward Clug realisierte er die Bühnenbilder zu Tango, Lacrimas, Radio ­& Ju­liet, Prêt-à-porter, Watching others, The Archi­tecture of Silence, Hill Harper’s Dream, Le Sacre du printemps, Six Antique Epigraphs, Les Noces, Chamber Minds, Peer Gynt, Hora und Proof. Für Filipe Portugal und das Ballett Zürich entstand das Bühnenbild zu disTANZ.

Boléro / Le Sacre du printemps29 Oct; 07, 11, 14, 28, 30 Nov; 03, 04 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022


Leo Kulaš, Costumes

Leo Kulaš

Leo Kulaš ist Bühnen- und Kostümbildner. Er studierte an der Akademie für Angewandte Kunst in Belgrad. Im ehemaligen Jugoslawien schuf er die Kostüme für über 150 Theater-, Opern- und Bal­lett­­­­­­­­­produktionen. Mit Ro­ber­­­­­­to Ciulli arbeitete er am The­ater an der Ruhr und an Paolo Magellis «Teatro Metastasio della Toscana». Am Slowe­ni­­schen Mladin­sko Theatre und am Slowenischen Na­tionalthe­ater Maribor arbeitete er mit der Kostüm­bild­nerin Svetlana Visintin zusammen. Für La divina com­media am Slowenischen National­theater Ma­ri­bor wurde er mit dem «Maribor Theatre Fes­­ti­val Award» und dem «Prešeren Fund Award» ausgezeichnet, 2008 erhielt er den «Maribor Theatre Fes­ti­val Award» für Das Käthchen von Heilbronn in Ljubljana. Auch ausserhalb Sloweniens hat Leo Kulaš mit namhaften Regisseuren zusammenge­arbeitet. Seine Arbeiten waren u.a. am Theater Dortmund, am Thalia Theater Ham­burg, an der Staatsoper Hannover, an der Oper Sofia, am Landestheater Linz, an der Wiener Staatsoper, an der Lettische Nationaloper in Riga und am Moskauer Bolschoitheater zu sehen. Er schuf die Kostüme für Edward Clugs Ballette Tango, Lacrimas, Radio &Ju­liet, Prêt-à-porter, Watching Others, Sketches und The Architecture of Silence, Hill Har­per’s Dream, Le Sacre du printemps, Six Antique Epigraphs, Les Noces, Chamber Minds und Peer Gynt. Ausserdem ist er als Kostümbild­ner für Film und Fernsehen tätig. Am Theater St. Gallen entwarf er die Kos­tüme für das Musi­cal Flashdance.

Boléro / Le Sacre du printemps29 Oct; 07, 11, 14, 28, 30 Nov; 03, 04 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022


Tomaž Premzl, Lighting designer

Tomaž Premzl

Tomaž Premzl studierte Multimedia Production an der Academia in Maribor und arbeitet seit 1996 als Lichtdesigner und -techniker am Slowenischen Nationaltheater Maribor. Als Lichtdesigner zeichnet er dort für zahlreiche Produktionen im Bereich des klassischen und modernen Tanzes verantwortlich, darunter Schwa­nensee, Terror, Sladko suite, Paquita, Nych­temeron, Home, The Gol­den Age, Hommage à Stra­vinsky, Le Sacre du printemps, Faun, Stabat Mater und Carmina burana. Als langjähriges Mitglied des Teams von Edward Clug ist er international in zahl­rei­chen bedeutenden Theatern tätig, u.a. auch beim Jacob‘s Pillow Dance Festival, The Stars of White Nights Festival, Festival of Firsts, Singapore International Arts Festival, Festival de danse à Biarritz, Tel Aviv International Dance Festival, Sintra Festival, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Seoul International Dance Festival, Dance Open Festival in St. Petersburg sowie am Teatro alla Scala und Piccolo Teatro di Milano, am Lettischen Nationaltheater Riga und am Staatlichen Opern- und Balletttheater Nowosibirsk. Tourneen führten ihn auch durch die Niederlande, Italien, Slowenien, Kroatien, Serbien, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Montenegro, Mazedonien, den Kosovo und die USA. 2014 gestaltete er das Lichtdesign beim Statehood Day am Kongressplatz in Ljubljana.

Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022


Janko Kastelic, Chorus Master

Janko Kastelic

Janko Kastelic ist seit Mai 2017 als Nachfolger von Jürg Hämmerli Chordirektor am Opernhaus Zürich. Der slowenisch-kanadische Pianist, Organist und Dirigent, studierte Komposition, Dirigieren und Musiktheorie an der University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Nach seinem Studium zog es Janko Kastelic nach Europa, wo er unter anderem an der Pariser Opéra National als Korrepetitor und an der Wiener Staatsoper als Korrepetitor, zweiter Chordirektor und stellvertretender Leiter der Opernschule tätig war. Von 2008 bis 2011 war er Generalmusikdirektor und Operndirektor des Slowenischen Nationaltheaters Maribor. 2011 kehrte er nach Wien zurück, wo er an der Wiener Staatsoper die musikalische Leitung der Kinderopern Aladdin und die Wunderlampe und Die Feen übernahm. Von 2012 bis 2013 war er Gastchordirektor an der Staatsoper Hamburg und seit 2013 ist er künstlerischer Leiter des von ihm mitbegründeten CULTUREpoint Piran. 2015-17 war er an der Kammeroper des Theaters an der Wien als Studienleiter tätig. Ebenfalls seit 2015 ist er Kapellmeister der Wiener Hofmusikkapelle. Janko Kastelic hat sich als freischaffender Dirigent, Korrepetitor und Komponist neben der barocken Musik ebenfalls der modernen Musik gewidmet. Sein vielseitiges musikalisches Schaffen umfasst neben zahlreichen Arrangements auch Kompositionen von Pop- und Filmmusik sowie Solo- und Kammermusik. Es ist ihm ein Anliegen, junges Publikum für Musik zu begeistern und die Liebe zur Musik an die nächste Generation weiterzugeben.

Lucia di Lammermoor22, 26, 29 May; 04, 12 Jun 2022 Rigoletto10, 13, 18, 22, 27 Apr 2022 I Capuleti e i Montecchi19, 21, 25 Sep; 05, 10 Oct 2021 Il trovatore24, 28 Oct; 02, 06, 09, 12, 17, 20, 26 Nov 2021; 17, 24, 27 Sep; 06, 11, 16 Oct 2022 Simon Boccanegra12, 15, 17, 22, 26, 30 Dec 2021 Le Comte Ory31 Dec 2021; 07, 09, 14, 16, 20 Jan 2022 Don Giovanni25, 28, 30 Jan; 05, 11, 18 Feb 2022 Dialogues des Carmélites13, 17, 19, 25, 27 Feb; 03, 05 Mar 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022 Il pirata01, 06, 10 Jun 2022 Falstaff 03, 05, 08, 10 Jul 2022 Nabucco11, 16, 25, 28 Sep; 09 Oct 2022 Nussknacker und Mausekönig20, 25, 27, 29 Nov; 02, 03, 06, 08, 10 Dec 2022 La traviata23, 26, 31 Dec 2022; 06, 08, 11, 15 Jan 2023 Roberto Devereux05, 09, 12, 17, 22, 26 Feb; 04, 07, 17 Mar 2023 On the occasion of Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday12 Feb 2023 Turandot18, 21, 24, 27, 30 Jun; 04, 08 Jul 2023 Lakmé02, 08, 15 Apr 2023 Die Zauberflöte29 Apr; 05, 12, 17 May 2023 Der Freischütz28 Jun; 01, 06, 09 Jul 2023 Die Entführung aus dem Serail05 Nov 2022 Les Pêcheurs de perles23, 25, 29 Jun; 05, 07, 09 Jul 2023


William Moore, Peer Gynt

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 Schwanensee, Lensky in Onegin and Lucentio in Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung (all by John Cranko), Armand in Neumeier’s Kameliendame, Leonce in Christian Spuck’s Leonce und 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 William Moore was awarded the German Theater Prize «Der Faust». Since the 2012/13 season he has been first soloist with Ballett Zürich. Important roles include Romeo in Spuck’s Romeo und Julia, Vronsky in Anna Karenina, the Nutcracker in Spuck’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig, Mephisto in Faust by Edward Clug, Petruschka in the choreography by Marco Goecke, and Diaghilev in Goecke’s Nijinski. He has also appeared in pieces by Wayne McGregor, Sol León/Paul Lightfoot, Douglas Lee, and Jiří Kylián. In 2018 he received the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich».

Dornröschen10, 23, 24 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 27 May 2022


Jan Casier, Peer Gynt

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 Ballett Zürich, where he performed roles in numerous Christian Spuck ballets, including Leonce in Leonce und Lena, Paris in Romeo und Julia 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. Jan Casier returned to Ballett Zürich in 2016. Since his return, he has danced in Forsythe’s Quintett, Godani’s rituals from another when and the title role in Edward Clug’s Faust and Marco Goecke’s Nijinski. He also appeared as Drosselmeier in Christian Spuck’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig. In 2019, he was named «Dancer of the Year» by the «tanz» magazine and was awarded the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich».

Leonce und Lena08, 10 Dec 2021 Dornröschen10, 23, 24 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt24, 29 May 2022


Esteban Berlanga, Peer Gynt

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. Here he appeared as Prince Siegfried in Schwanensee by Derek Dean, the Prince in Kenneth MacMillan’s Dornröschen, Albrecht in Giselle by Mary Skeaping, the Nutcracker in the choreography by Wayne Eagling and Frédéric in L’Arlésienne by Roland Petit, among others. 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. He was principal dancer in the Compañia Nacional de Danza España from 2013-2018. 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. He has been a member of Ballett Zürich since the 2018/19 season, where he has performed in Christian Spuck’s Winterreise and in the title role of Marco Goecke’s Nijinski.

Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt26 May 2022


Katja Wünsche, Solveig / Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter

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, including as a principal dance from 2006. She danced leading roles in choreographies by John Cranko (Romeo und Julia, Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung, Onegin), John Neumeier (Endstation Sehnsucht, Die Kameliendame), Marcia Haydée (Dornröschen, La Sylphide, La fille mal gardée) and Christian Spuck (Lulu, Der Sandmann, Leonce und 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 first soloist with Ballett Zürich since the 2012/13 season. She has been seen in Zurich as Julia in Spuck’s Romeo und Julia, Lena in Leonce und 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 «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich».

Leonce und Lena08, 10 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt21, 24, 27, 29 May 2022


Michelle Willems, Solveig / Die Braut Ingrid

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 Ballett, she joined Ballett Zürich in the 2016/17 season. After solo roles in Giselle and Schwanensee, she danced Kitty in Christian Spuck’s Anna Karenina, Marie in Spuck’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig and Gretchen in Edward Clug’s Faust, and in Spuck’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern. She has also appeared in choreographies by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Marco Goecke, Crystal Pite, George Balanchine, Ohad Naharin, Douglas Lee, and Filipe Portugal She was awarded the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich» in 2018.

Leonce und Lena08, 10 Dec 2021 Dornröschen10, 23, 24 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 27, 29 May 2022


Francesca Dell'Aria, Solveig / Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter

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 Slovak National Ballet, she was a member of the Bayerisches Staatsballett from 2010 to 2014. She has belonged to Ballett Zürich since the 2014/15 season and has appeared in choreographies by William Forsythe (New Sleep, workwithinwork, In the middle, The Second Detail), Jiří Kylián (Gods and Dogs, Falling Angels), George Balanchine, Hans van Manen (Kammerballett) Jacopo Godani, Douglas Lee, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke (Nijinski), and Crystal Pite. She also appeared in the title role of Christian Spuck’s Anna Karenina and as Myrtha in Patrice Bart’s Giselle. She was awarded with the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich» in 2019.

Dornröschen18, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 26, 27 May 2022


Daniel Mulligan, Der Tod / Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt

Daniel Mulligan

Daniel Mulligan comes from Great Britain and studied at the Royal Ballet School in London. After two seasons with the Junior Ballett, he joined Ballett Zürich in the 2009/10 season. He has appeared as a soloist in many of Heinz Spoerli’s choreographies. He danced Mercutio/Benvolio in Christian Spuck’s Romeo und Julia as well as in ballets by Mats Ek (Dornröschen), Hans van Manen (Solo, Kammerballett), Edward Clug (Chamber Minds, Le Sacre du printemps), Sol León/Paul Lightfoot (Skew-Whiff, Speak for Yourself), William Forsythe (Quintett), Jiří Kylián (Gods and Dogs, Stepping Stones, Sweet Dreams), Ohad Naharin (Minus 16), Marco Goecke (Petruschka), Filipe Portugal (Corpus), Douglas Lee, and Crystal Pite. Recent leading roles have included Mephisto in Faust by Edward Clug, Fritz and the Clown in Spuck’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig, as well as Stiva in Spuck’s Anna Karenina.

Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 27, 29 May 2022


Dominik Slavkovský, Der Tod / Begriffenfeldt, ein Arzt

Dominik Slavkovský

Dominik Slavkovský is from Slovakia. 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 Ballett Zürich since the 2014/15 season. He has appeared in numerous choreographies by Christian Spuck, including the title role of Woyzeck, Drosselmeier in Nussknacker und Mausekönig, Coppelius in Der Sandmann and as Paris in Romeo und Julia. 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 presented his choreographies How to save the world and Conspiracy as a part of the «Junge Choreografen» series.

Dornröschen10, 18, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May 2022


Matthew Knight, Der Tod / Mads Moen, der Bräutigam

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 Ballett, he joined Ballett Zürich in the 2014/15 season. He presented Jane Doe and Mocambo as part of the «Junge Choreografen» series. He has danced in choreographies by Mats Ek (Cavalier in Dornröschen), William Forsythe, Marco Goecke (Moor in Petruschka), 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 und Lena, Nathanael in Spuck’s Der Sandmann and the Clown in Spuck’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig. In 2018 he also appeared as the title roles in Edward Clug’s Faust and in Marco Goecke’s Nijinski. In 2016 he was awarded the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich».

Leonce und Lena21, 23 Nov; 12, 16 Dec 2021 Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 26, 27 May 2022


Mélanie Borel, Åse, Peer Gynts Mutter

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 Ballett Zürich since the 2008/09 season and has performed as a soloist in choreographies by Twyla Tharp, Heinz Spoerli, and Mats Ek.  She was the Haushofmeister in Spuck’s Leonce und Lena and danced the «Cholerisch» variation in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. In addition, she has appeared in choreographies by Marco Goecke, Douglas Lee, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor, Martin Schläpfer, Hans van Manen, Edward Clug and Crystal Pite.

Leonce und Lena23 Nov; 12, 16 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt26 May 2022


Cohen Aitchison-Dugas, Ein Hirsch / Aslak, der Schmied / König der Trolle

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas is Canadian. He studied at the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec and at the National Ballet School in Canada. In the 2015/16 season he danced in The Nutcracker with the Grands Ballets Canadiens. After two seasons with the Junior Ballett, he joined Ballett Zürich in the 2017/18 season. He has performed in Jacopo Godani’s rituals from another when, in Filipe Portugal’s Behind the mirror and danced the role of the Mouse King in Christian Spuck’s Nussknacker und Mausekönig, among others. He was awarded with the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich» in 2018.

Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May 2022


Lucas Valente, Ein Hirsch / Aslak, der Schmied / König der Trolle

Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente comes from Brazil. He studied performing arts and philosophy at the University of São Paulo. His first engagement was with the Ballet Company Laura Alonso in Havana and he was involved in the «Arsenale della Danza» project at the Venice Biennale in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he danced in the São Paulo Companhia de Dança, where he appeared in choreographies by Edouard Lock, Marco Goecke, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, and Jiří Kylián, among others. He danced in choreographies by Richard Siegal at the Ballet of Difference in 2017. He has been a member of Ballett Zürich since the 2017/18 season. He presented his choreography Trees Die Standing as a part of the «Junge Choreografen» series. He has appeared as Tybalt/Count Capulet in Christian Spuck’s Romeo und Julia and appeared in Crystal Pite’s Emergence.

Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May 2022


Jesse Fraser, Ein Hirsch / Aslak, der Schmied / König der Trolle

Jesse Fraser

Jesse Fraser was born in Saskatoon, Canada. He trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet with the 2010/11 season. There he danced in choreographies by Cranko, MacMillan, Spuck, Haydée, Neumeier, Béjart, Forsythe, Cherkaoui, Goecke, Clug, Volpi, and Stiens. He created the choreographies Back and Forth and Second Self(ie) as a part of the «Young Choreographers» of the Noverre Society series. He has been a member of Ballett Zürich since the 2015/16 season. He has appeared as Paris in Christian Spuck’s Romeo und Julia, as Levin in Spuck’s Anna Karenina, as Hilarion in Patrice Bart’s Giselle, in Marco Goecke’s Petruschka and in choreographies by Jacopo Godani, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, and Crystal Pite. In the 2019/20 season he appeared in Forsythe’s The Second Detail.

Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 29 May 2022


Emma Antrobus, Die Braut Ingrid

Emma Antrobus

Emma Antrobus comes from Australia. She studied at the Lamont Dance Theatre, at the Conlan College in Sydney and at the Ballett Akademie of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. After two seasons with the Junior Ballett, she joined Ballett Zürich with the 2019/20 season. She danced in choreographies by Christian Spuck (including Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern), Edward Clug, Crystal Pite, and Ohad Naharin. In 2018, she was awarded the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich».

Leonce und Lena21, 23 Nov; 12, 16 Dec 2021 Dornröschen18, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt24, 29 May 2022


Irmina Kopaczynska, Die Braut Ingrid

Irmina Kopaczynska

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

Leonce und Lena21, 23 Nov; 12, 16 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt26 May 2022


Wei Chen, Mads Moen, der Bräutigam

Wei Chen

Wei Chen comes from the USA and received his education at the Boston Ballet School, the Margo Marshall School of Ballet, the Walnut Hill School, and the Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. At the Royal Ballet of Flanders he danced in Marcia Haydées Schwanensee (Siegfried) and Dornröschen (Prince Desiré) as well as in Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky). He has also appeared in choreographies by Balanchine, Bournonville, Dawson, Forsythe, Godani, McGregor, Nureyev, Pite, Stevenson, and Wheeldon. He has been a member of Ballett Zürich since the 2013/14 season and has performed in choreographies by Douglas Lee, Jiří Kylián, Marco Goecke, Edward Clug, William Forsythe, and Crystal Pite, among others. He also danced Romeo and Mercutio in Spuck’s Romeo und Julia, Benno in Ratmansky’s Schwanensee, Coppelius in Spuck’s Der Sandmann, and Albrecht in Patrice Bart’s Giselle.

Leonce und Lena08, 10 Dec 2021 Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt24, 29 May 2022


Kevin Pouzou, Mads Moen, der Bräutigam / König der Trolle

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 Staatsballett Berlin, where he was appointed principal dancer in 2015. He has performed as Benno in Patrice Bart’s Schwanensee, as Paris in John Cranko’s Romeo und Julia, 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 Ballett Zürich since the 2017/18 season, where he has appeared as Prince Siegfried in Alexei Ratmansky’s Schwanensee, Diaghilev in Marco Goecke’s Nijinski, and Albrecht in Patrice Bart’s Giselle.

Leonce und Lena08, 10 Dec 2021 Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt26, 27 May 2022


Aurore Lissitzky, Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester

Aurore Lissitzky

Aurore Lissitzky comes from France. She received her training with Monique Loudières, at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo and at the Ballet School of the Hamburg Ballet. She won the gold medal at the Concours International de Grasse in 2008. Starting in 2012, she appeared at the Hamburg Ballet in numerous choreographies by John Neumeier. After half of a season with the Junior Ballett, she joined Ballett Zürich with the 2017/18 season, where he has appeared in Filipe Portugal’s Behind the Mirror, Jiří Kylián’s Stepping Stones and Patrice Bart’s Giselle (peasant pas de deux).

Dornröschen18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 26, 27 May 2022


Greta Calzuola, Klein Helga, Solveigs Schwester

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. This is her second season as a member of the Junior Ballett.

Peer Gynt24, 29 May 2022


Inna Bilash, Die Grüne / Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers

Inna Bilash

Inna Bilash comes from Ukraine. She studied ballet at the Kharkov Choreographic School, the Perm State Choreographic College and the Perm State Academy of Arts and Culture. She was a principal dancer in the Perm Ballet, where she appeared as Julia in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo und Julia, Odette/Odile in Natalia Makorova’s Schwanensee, Giselle in the choreography of Perrot/Coralli/Petipa, the Bride in Kylián’s Les Noces and Masha in MacMillan’s Winter Dreams. She has also appeared as a soloist in choreographies by Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Douglas Lee. She won the Arabesque Competition in Perm and the Bolshoi Ballet Television Competition. In 2017 she was awarded the prize from the ballet magazine «The Soul of Dance». Inna Bilash has been a member of Ballett Zürich since the 2018/19 season and has appeared in a variety of roles, including as the title role in Patrice Bart’s Giselle.

Leonce und Lena08, 10 Dec 2021 Dornröschen10, 18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24 May 2022


Rafaelle Queiroz, Die Grüne / Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers

Rafaelle Queiroz

Rafaelle Queiroz is from Brazil. She received her training in Rio de Janeiro and, with a stipend from the Tanzstiftung Birgit Keil, at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim. She was a finalist at the «Prix de Lausanne» and won the Langham Award at the Youth American Grand Prix 2009. She was a member of the Badisches Staatsballett Karlsruhe from 2009 to 2019, where roles included Odette/Odile in Schwanensee by Christopher Wheeldon, Myrtha in Giselle by Peter Wright, the title role in La Sylphide by Peter Schaufuss, Katharina/Bianca in Cranko’s Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung, Julia in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo und Julia, and the title role in Rusalka von Jiří Bubeníček. In addition, she appeared in choreographies by Hans van Manen, Heinz Spoerli, Davide Bombana and Reginaldo Oliveira.  She joined Ballett Zürich with the 2019/20 season.

Leonce und Lena21, 23 Nov; 12, 16 Dec 2021 Dornröschen18, 23, 24, 28 Apr 2022 Peer Gynt21, 24, 27, 29 May 2022


Chandler Hammond, Die Grüne

Chandler Hammond

Chandler Hammond comes from the USA. She was educated at the Patel Conservatory and at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. She performed in Schwanensee, Jeu de cartes and Dornröschen with the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2014 she won the grand prize at the «Star of the 21st Century» competition. After two seasons as a member of the Junior Ballett, she joined Ballett Zürich with this season. She has appeared in choreographies by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Goyo Montero, Louis Stiens, and Filipe Portugal.

Peer Gynt26 May 2022


Mélissa Ligurgo, Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinenführers

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. She appeared in Preljocaj’s Romeo und Julia (Julia) at the Ballett Basel in the 2011/12 season. She has been a member of Ballett Zürich since the 2012/13 season, where has danced Lena in Leonce und Lena by Christian Spuck and Frau Mauserinks in Nussknacker und Mausekönig. She has also appeared in choreographies by Wayne McGregor and Douglas Lee. As part of the «Junge Choreografen» series she presented Mind Games and Klastos together with Giulia Tonelli as well as Individuo.

Leonce und Lena21 Nov; 08, 10 Dec 2021 Peer Gynt26, 27, 29 May 2022


Adrian Oetiker, Piano

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.

Anna Karenina19, 23, 25 Mar; 01, 02, 05, 06 Apr 2023 Peer Gynt21, 24, 26, 27, 29 May; 02, 03, 16, 17, 18, 24 Jun 2022