by Vesna Orlic, Andrey Kaydanovskiy (September 2014)
Mozart à 2 / Don Juan
by Thierry Malandain, Thierry Malandain (November 2014)
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.
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.
by Boris Nebyla, Vesna Orlic, András Lukács (March 2015)
by Boris Eifman (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.
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.
by Luis Miguel Cobo, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Christian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Jean-Féry Rebel, Joseph Haydn (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, Lew Iwanow, Rudolf Nurejew (September 2014)
by George Balanchine, Jiří Bubeníček, John Neumeier, Rudi van Dantzig (October 2014)
Romeo und Julia
by John Cranko (November 2014)
by Kenneth MacMillan (November 2014)
by William Forsythe, Harald Lander, Natalia Horecna (December 2014)
by Rudolf Nurejew (December 2014)
Tanzdemonstrationen der Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper
"CHOREOGRAPHISCHE WERKE" Jugendkompanie der Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper
Verklungene Feste | Josephs Legende
Premiere by John Neumeier, John Neumeier (February 2015)
by David Dawson, Helen Pickett, Patrick de Bana, Jean-Christophe Maillot (April 2015)
van Manen | Ekman | Kylian
Premiere by Alexander Ekman, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen (May 2015)
by Filippo Taglioni, Pierre Lacotte (May 2015)
Nurejew Gala 2015
by Rudolf Nurejew, Marius Petipa (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.