by Andrey Kaydanovskiy, Vesna Orlic (October 2013)
by Stephan Thoss (November 2013)
The notorious figure of the wife-murdering knight Bluebeard stands at the centre of the ballet by Stephan Thoss. Using music by Henryk Górecki and Philip Glass, the choreographer explores different motifs in the fairy tale and discovers hidden secrets of Bluebeard the man. The story of Judith and Bluebeard is preceded in the first part of the evening by scenes depicting different aspects of the relationship between men and women.
by Vesna Orlic, András Lukács, Boris Nebyla (January 2014)
Ein Sommernachtstraum (Ballett)
by Jorma Elo (January 2014)
The multi-layered levels of action in William Shakespeares comedy correspond to the many-faceted stylistic interpretation by the internationally famed choreographer Jorma Elo. Decisive factors for Elos approach to this work were its timelessness and the congenial music written for the play by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The ballet, which had its world premiere in 2010 at the Vienna State Opera, won the famous Prix Benois de la Danse award.
Against the backdrop of Arthur Schnitzlers drama "La Ronde", the creators of this ballet (choreographer Ashley Page and designer Antony McDonald) evoke the almost explosive creativity which characterised Vienna in the years between 1900 and 1914. Based on real personalities, this ballet brings both the light and the dark sides of this period to the stage, portraying individual characters and shedding light on the relationships between them. Compositions which arose from this extraordinarily ric h artistic period provide the musical basis for the ballet.
Mozart à deux / Don Juan
Premiere (November 2014)
The works of choreographer Thierry Malandain will be 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.
Premiere (April 2015)
“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!
Junge Talente des Wiener Staatsballetts II
Premiere (June 2015)
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.