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Carola Schwab

Principal Character Artist

BornSaalfeld, Germany
TrainingPalucca School Dresden College of Dance, Germany
AwardsMary Wigman Price (1994)
EngagementsSemperoper Ballett (since 1977, 1984-1996 Soloist, 1996-2002 Principal, since 2009 Character Soloist)
Consultant for work with young audience in the Dramaturgy Department of the Saxon State Opera (since 2005)
Head of the secretary office in the Ballet Direction (2002-2005)
RepertoireDancer
Swanhilda «Coppélia”, Farfalle «Le Papillon”, Fire Bird «The Firebird”, Undine «Undine”, Carmen «Carmen”, Woman «Apocalyptica”, Julia «Romeo and Juliet”, Cordelia «Lear” (H. Wandtke); Mephistophela «Abraxas” (K. Russu); Girl «Rapport”, Dulcinea «Don Quixote” (B. Cullberg); Young Girl «The Green Table, Der Grüne Tisch” (K. Jooss); Lioness «The Tamer”, Solo «Bolero” (E. Pöstényi); Susanne «Plagegeister” (F. Klaus); Isolde «Tristan”, Rosalind, Audrey «As You Like It”, Chloë «Daphnis and Chloë”, Woman «Afternoon of a Faun” (J. Neumeier); Katharine «The Taming Of The Shrew” (J. Cranko); Woge auf steinigem Grund, The Four Seasons, Les Noces, Auf der Suche, Altera Pars, Die Toteninsel, Fading Away, Percussion (S. Thoss); Evasion (H. Riveros); Le Sacre (Productions by J. Bönig, J. Neumeier); Mahler (M. Bigonzetti); Schönberg (R. Dörnen); Ways (P. Zuska); Pierrot Lunaire (G. Tetley); Desdemona «The Moors Pavane” (J. Limone); Madame de Renal «Rot und Schwarz” (U. Scholz); Nuages (J. Kylián); Ottilie «Elective Affinities, Wahlverwandtschaften” (T. Schilling); Queen Sophie «The Sleeping Beauty” (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa)
OtherDanced in various projects of young choreographers
World Premieres in the music theatre of semper kleine szene: «Zueinander” (2008); «Ut-Op.Er” (2009)