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Of Light, Wind and Waters

Zurich Opera House, Zurich, Switzerland
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Important Info
Type: Modern Ballet
City: Zurich, Switzerland
Starts at: 20:00

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Cast
Performers
Ballet company: Ballett Zürich
Creators
Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup
Overview

In his ballet, Kim Brandstrup imaginatively combines motifs from various Andersen fairy tales to create a ballet evening for the whole family.

Hans Christian Andersen is Denmark’s most famous author, and is best known internationally for his fairytales. However, the almost 170 fairytales he wrote are only a small part of his literary output. Andersen also penned dramas, novels, travelogues, and some one thousand poems. In recent years, he has also been appreciated as an imaginative visual artist who created a magical and bizarre paper world of silhouettes and collaged picture books.

2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the author’s death. To mark the occasion, the Ballett Zürich will immerse itself in Andersen's fairytale worlds together with choreographer and director Kim Brandstrup. Brandstrup has lived in London for nearly 40 years, and has choreographed numerous ballets for the Royal Ballet London, the Royal Danish Ballet, and other international companies. He grew up with Andersen’s fairytales. In Denmark in particular, they are still often associated with cozy, candle-lit apartments in 19th century Copenhagen, where these stories are told and read aloud. Idyllic nostalgia combines with the image of a secure bourgeois society. Yet Andersen was an outsider. He came from the most impoverished of backgrounds and, even when he had long since gained well-deserved recognition as a writer, he never had the feeling that he belonged in middle-class Copenhagen society. Outsiders are also omnipresent in his fairy tales: the little mermaid who looks through the porthole into the interior of a ship and longs for a home among humans, the ugly duckling looking for acceptance, or the little girl with the matchsticks who peers into festively lit Christmas parlors in the icy cold on Christmas Eve. As outsiders who don’t belong, they are mercilessly exposed to harsh and threatening natural forces that rage outside the bounds of domestic bliss.

Venue Info

Zurich Opera House - Zurich
Location   Sechseläutenplatz 1

Zürich Opera House is a main opera house in Zürich and Switzerland. Located at the Sechseläutenplatz, it has been the home of the Zürich Opera since 1891, and also houses the Bernhard-Theater Zürich. It is also home to the Zürich Ballet. The Opera House also holds concerts by its Philharmonia orchestra, matinees, Lieder evenings and events for children. The Zürich Opera Ball is organised every year in March, and is usually attended by prominent names.

The first permanent theatre, the Aktientheater, was built in 1834 and it became the focus of Richard Wagner’s activities during his period of exile from Germany.

The Aktientheater burnt down in 1890. The new Stadttheater Zürich (municipal theatre) was built by the Viennese architects Fellner & Helmer, who changed their previous design for the theatre in Wiesbaden only slightly. It was opened in 1891. It was the city's main performance space for drama, opera, and musical events until 1925, when it was renamed Opernhaus Zürich and a separate theatre for plays was built: The Bernhard Theater opened in 1941, in May 1981 the Esplanada building was demolished, and the present adjoint building opened on 27/28 December 1984 after three years of transition in the Kaufhaus building nearby Schanzengraben.

By the 1970s, the opera house was badly in need of major renovations; when some considered it not worth restoring, a new theatre was proposed for the site. However, between 1982 and 1984, rebuilding took place but not without huge local opposition which was expressed in street riots. The rebuilt theatre was inaugurated with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the world première of Rudolf Kelterborn’s Chekhov opera Der Kirschgarten.

As restored, the theatre is an ornate building with a neo-classical façade of white and grey stone adorned with busts of Weber, Wagner, and Mozart. Additionally, busts of Schiller, Shakespeare, and Goethe are to be found. The auditorium is built in the neo-rococo style and seats approximately 1200 people. During the refurbishment, the issue of sightlines was not adequately addressed. As a result, the theatre has a high number of seats with a limited view, or no view, of the stage. This is unusual in international comparison, where sightlines in historic opera houses have been typically enhanced over time.

Corporate archives and historical library collections are held at the music department of the Predigerkirche Zürich.

The Zürich Opera House is also home of the International Opera Studio (in German: Internationales Opernstudio IOS) which is a educational program for young singers and pianists. The studio was created in 1961 and has renowned artists currently teaching such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Hedwig Fassbender, Andreas Homocki, Rosemary Joshua, Adrian Kelly, Fabio Luisi, Jetske Mijnssen, Ann Murray, Eytan Pessen or Edith Wiens.

Important Info
Type: Modern Ballet
City: Zurich, Switzerland
Starts at: 20:00
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