Ballet Zurich – Anna Karenina

The Zurich ballet season 2016/2017 opened with the ballet Anna Karenina by Christian Spuck after the novel by Lew Tolstoy. The performance was accompanied by symphonic and chamber music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Witold Lutoslawski.

Christian Spuck has brilliantly adapted Tolstoy’s novel as a ballet. His interpretation of Anna Karenina will even be premiered in Moscow soon. Christian Spuck emphasizes the fate of the heroine, but at the same time highlights important moments in the lives of other principal characters.

It is fascinating to watch and experience the destinies of Tolstoy’s protagonists through such vivid and light ballet moves. Being a big ballet and classic Russian literature enthusiast, I enjoyed this performance to the fullest. I was amazed by the carefully considered choreography, talented acting, beautiful costumes and music!

Kitty: Elizabeth Eisenberg, Konstantin Lewin: Tars Vandebeek. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Kitty: Elizabeth Wisenberg, Konstantin Lewin: Tars Vandebeek. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Alexej Karenin: Alexander Jones, Anna Katerina: Katja Wünsche. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Alexej Karenin: Alexander Jones, Anna Katerina: Katja Wünsche. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Anna Katerina: Katja Wünsche, Graf Wronski: William Moore. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Anna Katerina: Katja Wünsche, Graf Wronski: William Moore. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Dolly: Galina Mihaylova, Stiwa: Tigran Mkrtchyan. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Dolly: Galina Mihaylova, Stiwa: Tigran Mkrtchyan. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Fürstin Betsy Twerskaja: Giulia Tonelli and Wei Chen. Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Betsy Twerskaja: Giulia Tonelli, her companion: Wei Chen. Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Alexej Karenin: Alexander Jones, Anna Katerina: Katja Wünsche. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Alexej Karenin: Alexander Jones, Anna Katerina: Katja Wünsche. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Anna Karenina: Katja Wünsche. Photo: Gregory Batardon
Anna Karenina: Katja Wünsche. Photo: Gregory Batardon
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Bravo!
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me at the beautiful Zurich Opera House

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