Mozart à 2 / Don Juan
by Thierry Malandain, Thierry Malandain (September 2015)
The works of choreographer Thierry Malandain are showcased at the Volksoper for the first time with “Mozart à 2” and “Don Juan”. Both works are connected by the common theme of relationships.Whilst the first piece is of a gentle and sensitive nature, passions boil over considerably more in the second piece.
by Vesna Orlic, András Lukács, Boris Nebyla (October 2015)
Premiere by Michael Corder (December 2015)
Choreographer Michael Corder’s successful and highly acclaimed full-length ballet "The Snow Queen" is based on the score of "The Stone Flower" by Sergei Prokofiev, the music newly arranged by Julian Philips. The freely-adapted story recalls Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale. The creative costumes and sets designed by Mark Bailey heighten the magical atmosphere of the ballet.
Junge Talente des Wiener Staatsballetts II
Recognizing the talent of dancers and providing them with the appropriate encouragement is a priority for any ballet company. This evening gives the exceptionally gifted younger dancers the opportunity to try out roles which they have so far not had the chance to perform within the current repertoire. The works may be classical or contemporary, or pieces especially created for this occasion.
by Boris Eifman (February 2016)
“Giselle Rouge” – a tense whirlwind of dance shaped by the unmistakable hand of choreographer Boris Eifman – contains all the ingredients of a true “blockbuster:” revolution, love, passion and madness blend into a collage presented with virtuosic dancing of the highest level. Goosebumps guaranteed!
by Patrick de Bana (May 2016)
Patrick de Bana’s ballet saw its world premiere on November 20th 2010 at the Vienna Volksoper. Now the touching story of Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of France and Navarre, returns.
by Marius Petipa, Rudolf Nurejew (September 2015)
The centuries-long dialogue between Spanish folk dance and high culture stage dance reached its zenith in the ballet Don Quixote, which was premiered in 1869 in Moscow. For his ballet, Frenchman Marius Petipa drew inspiration from episodes in the legendary novel by Cervantes. The music was composed by Austrian Ludwig Minkus. In the East a fixture in the repertoire since its première, in the West Don Quixote became part of the international repertoire only following the adaptation by Rudolf Nurey ev for the Vienna State Opera. From Vienna, the ballet went around the world and is now returning to the opera house on the Ring after an extended absence.