International Ballet Stars at Opera Zürich

Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel in Giselle with Ballet Zurich

Don’t miss this very special performance of these stunning international award winning Principal dancers on 30th May 2019 at Opernhaus Zurich. 

Quote of Friedemann Vogel on his website –

„Albrecht was Friedemann’s first ever lead role, and will therefore always hold a special place in his heart. As such, Friedemann is excited to reprise this role in Patrice Bart’s version of Giselle, based on the original choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, with the sublime Polina Semionova and Ballett Zürich on 30 May for one performance only.“

Photo on Top © Jack Devant



Polina Semionova, born in Moscow, studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School and at 17 years old, she joined the Berlin State Opera Ballet as a principal dancer.

In September 2012 Polina joined American Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer. She is also a Permanent Guest principal dancer with Michailovskij Theatre and a Guest principal dancer with a Bayerische Staats Oper. 

She has also appeared in works by Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, Patrice Bart, Renato Zanella, Uwe Scholz, Alexey Ratmanskij, Twyla Tharp, Anthony Tudor, Christian Spuck…

Polina danced as a guest artist with Teatro alla Scala, American Ballet Theatre, Bayerische State Opera, Mikhailovskiy Theatre, Semper Opera, English National Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Vienna State Opera BalletZurich Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Opera del Roma …

In 2013 she became a professor of Staatliche Ballett Schule in Berlin, Germany .

Friedemann Vogel was born in Stuttgart (Germany), completed his ballet training at the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance in Monte Carlo with the John Gilpin scolarship from Princess Antoniette de Monaco. He showed his outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards.  In 1997 he won the Prix de Lausanne,the Gold medall in the Prix de Louxembourg, Eurocity competion in Italy and 1998 he won the Jackson Competition USA.


In September 1998 Friedemann Vogel joined the Stuttgart Ballet and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2002 he was promoted to first soloist, the company’s highest rank. In the same year he also won the much-coveted Erik Bruhn Prizein Toronto Canada. Friedemann Vogel has been elected Dancer of the Year 2010 by the international dance critics survey of the magazine TANZ and recently In June 2012 Friedemann was appointed by the Italian dance magazine Danza&Danza as best male dancer.His repertory includes title roles in the classics, as well as principal roles in pieces by Choreographers ranging from Cranko and Balanchine to Robbins and Kylián ,from Neumeier to Forsythe and McGregor.

Friedemann Vogel was invited to dance as a guest artist by the most prestigious companies like the Mariinsky Theater St.Petersburg, the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre Moscow, Teatro alla Scala Milano, the English National Ballet, the National Ballet of China, the Tokyo Ballet, the Hong Kong Ballet, Ballets de Santiago de Chile, the Finnish National Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin and the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Royal Swedish Ballet, the Vienna State Ballet,the Korean National Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Since September 2014 Friedemann Vogel is a Guest Principal with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Sankt Petersburg. In September 2015 he was awarded the national title of „Kammertänzer“. In 2016 he received the „Prix MAYA“.

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I danced ballet as child, albeit with little success. Despite this, my passion for ballet and dance has carried into adulthood. I still love to watch ballet performances and would love to share my passion with you.

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