Premiere Mayerling in Stuttgart

Photo (c) Roman Novitzky Stuttgart Ballet

Photo (c) Roman Novitzky Stuttgart Ballet

Crown Prince Rudolf in Mayerling is considered one of the most technically and emotionally demanding roles for male dancers; it is also a character that Friedemann aspired to perform for a long time. He is eagerly anticipating his debut in this challenging role of the tormented prince – heir to the Austro-Habsburg Empire in the late 19thCentury - at the Stuttgart Ballet premiere of the complex Kenneth MacMillan ballet on 18th May, with more performances to follow.

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Onegin on ARTE

John Cranko's celebrated masterpiece Onegin will be on TV on 30 & 31 December! Onegin is one Friedemann's most cherished roles, and he hopes this festive season screening on ARTE will bring equal delight to viewers discovering this dramatic ballet for the first time and those who have already experienced it on stage or on the big screen. Filmed on the occasion of its 50th anniversary last year, this Stuttgart Ballet production features Friedemann as "the most elegant and elegiac Onegin of all time" (Suedwest Presse), and is also available for purchase from Amazon on Blu-Ray and DVD. 

Screening times:

In Germany: 31 Dec at 00h30

In France: 31 Dec at 01h20

Also available online in arte's media library from 30 Dec

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/080523-000-A/onegin/

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/080523-000-A/oneguine/

Friedemann Vogel in Sleeping Beauty with the Royal Swedish Ballet

Nadja Sellrup and Friedemann Vogel (c) Royal Swedish Ballet

Nadja Sellrup and Friedemann Vogel (c) Royal Swedish Ballet

For the first time in several years, Friedemann will reprise his romantic role as Prince Désiré to awaken the sleeping Princess Aurora with a kiss, in one of the greatest classical ballets. As guest artist of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Friedemann will give two performances of Marcia Haydée's Sleeping Beauty, on 15th and 29th September.

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"Encounters" with the Stuttgart Ballet

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Stuttgarter Ballett

Alicia Amatriain and Friedemann Vogel (c) Stuttgarter Ballett

Friedemann's first performance of 2018 will be in the Stuttgart Ballet  Encounters double-bill: Jerome Robbin's multi-layered masterpiece Dances at a Gathering – a nuanced distillation of the spectrum of human interaction - and John Cranko’s ode to friendship Initials R.B.M.E. (dedicated to former Stuttgart Ballet principal dancers Richard Cragun, Birgit Keil, Marcia Haydee, and Egon Madsen). Friedemann will perform in both revivals for the opening night on 13 January. More performances to follow.  Details & tickets

Pure Cranko

Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel (c) Roman Novitzky

Friedemann is looking forward to opening the new Stuttgart Ballet season with Brouillards, part of the Pure Cranko gala to commemorate the 90th birthday of John Cranko this year, with three performances on 3rd, 6th and 7th October. Created in 1970 for the Stuttgart Ballet , Brouillards – meaning “Mist” in French – comprises a series of episodes, and derived its inspiration from the piano preludes of Debussy written from 1910 to 1913. 

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Back on the Red Table - Boléro in Santiago

From 29 July to 2 August, Friedemann will be back on the red table to perform Boléro, this time in Santiago with the Ballet of Santiago, with whom he has already danced this Béjart masterpiece in 2014. Friedemann is looking forward to being back in Chile, and to performing in the 4th Festival of Choreographers at the Teatro Municipal. 

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Bolèro with Friedemann Vogel at Teatro Municipal de Santiago

Friedemann Vogel in Bolero    Photo (c) Stuttgart Ballet

Friedemann will perform from 26 to 30 August 2014 the main role in Maurice Béjart's BOLERO together with the dancers of the Ballet de Santiago for the FESTIVAL DE COREÓGRAFOS at Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile.

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