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Giselle

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014

More than even dance itself, Giselle loves the mysterious stranger Albrecht who returns her ardour. On the threshold of becoming a woman, she discovers for the first time the passion and yearning of a love that knows neither mistrust, disappointment nor loss. Yet these nascent feelings are destined to be dashed. Giselle is suddenly confronted with the revelation that Albrecht is already betrothed. Giselle is heartbroken. But is this the end for her? Having crossed over into the strange and dreaded world of the mythical «Wilis», Giselle resists the temptation to seek revenge or demand restitution. more...

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Guesting

Renowned British Choreographer David Dawson is with us to rehearse three casts of Principal couples for the revival of his »Giselle« on April 9th, 2014. David will work with our dancers adding the finishing touches to his version of this timeless classic that he created for our company in 2008. It is great to have him back as he is not a stranger to the company: from 2006 to 2009 David was the Resident Choreographer to the Semperoper Ballett. Next season we will continue our long and fruitful relationship with a new full-length creation of »Tristan + Isolde« – another exciting ballet by David to add to our neo-classical repertoire. Further performances of »Giselle« on April 11th, 17th, 20th and 22nd, 2014.

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Guesting

Internationally acclaimed Belgian choreographer and designated Artistic Director of the Ballet of the Saarlandian State Theatre, Stijn Celis started working on his creation of »The Legend of Joseph« with our company on February 18th, 2014. Stijn, already well-known to our audiences as we currently have 4 of his works in our repertoire (»Vertigo Maze«, »Cinderella«, »Noces« and »Romeo and Juliet«), is now focusing his attention on Richard Strauss's thrilling musical depiction of a festive celebration in Potiphars palace. The party turns sour when the host catches his wife attempting to seduce Joseph. Born just before the outbreak of World War I, »Josephs Legende« is now celebrating its 100th birthday. The creation will be premiered on June 28th, 2014, completing our »Legends Homage to Richard Strauss« evening and also featuring a creation of »Tanzsuite« by Alexei Ratmansky. Both works contribute to the Semper Opera's celebrations for the 150th birthday of the famous composer. Further performances on June 30th and July 5th, 9th, 11th, 2014.

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seasonal brochure 2013/14

The new seasonal brochure for our company for 2013/14 is out! Have a look online here.

Premiere:

Legends – Homage to Richard Strauss

Saturday, 28 Jun 2014

The choreographer of »Josephs Legende« is already a firm favourite with the audiences of Semperoper Ballett. Following the works »Vertigo Maze«, »Cinderella«, »Noces« and »Romeo und Julia«, Stijn Celis has turned his attention to a spectacular ballet: »Josephs Legende« by Richard Strauss, who once declared his wish »to reform the art of ballet, transforming it into a form of music drama without words.« Here Strauss provides a thrilling musical depiction of a festive celebration in Potiphar’s palace. The party, however, turns sour when the host catches his wife attempting to seduce Joseph. more...

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Guesting

Soloists Sara Michelle Murawski and Milán Madar will be dancing at the 13th Dance Open Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia taking place from April 23rd to 28th, 2014. Founded in 2001, the festival offers master classes, a competition and several gala evenings. It will be the second edition of the prominent festival featuring artists of the Semperoper Ballett: in 2013 a group of twelve dancers presented Jacopo Godani’s »Spazio-Tempo« at the Alexandrinskii-Theater two evenings in a row. The piece Sara Michelle and Milán will be presenting at the concluding gala of the festival on April 28th, 2014, is still a surprise. Nevertheless, get an idea of how they look together dancing here.

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Guesting

Principal Pianist Yevgeny Feldmann is guesting at the 5th »ARTE AMANTI- Chamber Music Festival« 2014 organized by Reinhilde Leyers, musician of the Flanders Opera, in Brussels, Belgium. The festival, ambitious to »serve culinary delicacy« to its audience, gives young and talented musicians a chance to perform alongside international artists.

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Guesting

Principal Raphaël Coumes-Marquet is guesting at the Aalto Ballett Essen, assisting Choreographic Assistant Tim Couchman in setting-up »Giselle« by David Dawson and especially working with the main couple, providing them with maximum first-hand information on their roles. Raphaël danced the main role of »Albrecht« in the production, which was created for our company and premiered in Dresden on March 9th, 2008. Co-produced with Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, David’s »Giselle« will now premiere in Essen on March 29th, 2014. Next performances in Dresden will take place on April 9th, 11th, 17th, 20th and 22nd, 2014.