Heinz Spoerli's Peer Gynt, music by Grieg

Zurich Ballet

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Heinz Spoerli — Choreographer
Yen Han — Dancer (Solveig)
Marijn Rademaker — Dancer (Peer Gynt)
Philipp Schepmann — Actor (Peer Gynt)
Ana Carolina Quaresma — Dancer (Åse)
Juliette Brunner — Dancer (Ingrid)
Julie Gardette — Dancer (Anitra)
Christiane Kohl — Soprano (Solveig)
Boguslaw Bidzinski — Tenor (Peer Gynt)
Agnieszka Adamczak — Soprano
Huiling Zhu — Soprano
Angelica Voje — Mezzo-soprano
Zurich Opera Chorus
Zurich Opera House Orchestra

Program notes

Considered one of the greatest European choreographers of our time, Heinz Spoerli has created a Peer Gynt that combines the lyrical with the grotesque, the fantastical universe of gnomes with the reality of the modern world, and philosophy with folklore. Mischievous moments give a touch of lightness to the legend’s tragic theme. For this production, the contemporary composers Brett Dean and Mark-Anthony Turnage adapted Grieg’s score at the choreographer’s direction. The talented young conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen joins forces with soprano Christiane Kohl and dancer Yen Han (who together personify Solveig), and with dancer Marijn Rademaker and actor Philipp Schepmann (who bring Peer Gynt himself to life).

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Directed by:
Andy Sommer
Venue: Zürich Opera House (Zurich, Switzerland)
Production date: 2008
Duration: 1 h 50 min
Production: © Bel Air Media
Resolution: Full HD

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