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.
Friedemann Vogel joins for the second time the Nureyev Ballet Gala at the Vienna Opera House. This year Friedemann will dance "Songs of a Wayfarer" by Maurice Béjart set to Gustav Mahler’s first song cycle together with Robert Gabdullin from the Vienna State Ballet. The Ballet Gala takes place at the Wiener Staatsoper on 28.June 2015.