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Rudolf Nurejew, Marius Petipa | Peter I. Tschaikowski


Wiener Staatsoper, 2014 | 210 min.


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  • Rudolf Nurejew  |  Choreographie
  • Marius Petipa  |  Choreography
  • Lew Iwanow  |  Choreography
  • Luisa Spinatelli  |  Stage and costume design
  • Alexander Ingram  |  Conductor

Vladimir Shishov | Prinz

Vladimir Shishov was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia) where he graduated from Vaganova Academy. From 2000 to 2006 he was, amongst others as Soloist, a member of the Ballet of Mariinsky Theatre. His repertory at this time comprised Basil in „Don Quixote“, Conrad in „Le Corsaire“, Rotbart in „Schwanensee“, Jean de Brienne in „Raymonda“, Ferhad in „Legende von der Liebe“, Paris in „Romeo und Julia“, Jüngling in „Leningrader Sinfonie“ as well as roles in John Neumeiers „The Sounds of Empty Pages“ and William Forsythes „In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated“ and „Steptext“. In 2006 he was engaged as Soloist by the Ballet of the Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2010 he was appointed First Soloist of the Wiener Staatballett. His Viennese repertory comprises Basil in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Solor in Vladimir Malakhovs „Die Bajadere“, Solor in Rudolf Nurejews "La Bayadère" (2nd Act), Prinz Siegfried in Rudolf Nurejews „Schwanensee“, Franz in „Coppélia“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Drosselmeyer/Der Prinz in Rudolf Nurejews "Der Nussknacker", Prinz Nussknacker in Gyula Harangozós „Der Nussknacker“, Prinz Florimund in Peter Wrights "Dornröschen", Johann in Roland Petits “Die Fledermaus“, the title role and Fürst Gremin in John Crankos „Onegin“, Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillans „Manon“, Wronski in Boris Eifmans „Anna Karenina“, Ludwig XVI. in Patrick de Banas „Marie Antoinette“, the main role in Marius Petipas Grand Pas from „Paquita“ and „Raymonda", the Militärkapellmeister in „Platzkonzert“ from Gyula Harangozó sen. and Hauptpartien in George Balanchines "Allegro Brillante", „Thema und Variationen“, Serge Lifars "Suite en blanc", Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“, Twyla Tharps „Variationen über ein Thema from Haydn“, Jirí Kyliáns „Bella Figura“, William Forsythes "The Second Detail", Jorma Elos „Glow – Stop“, David Dawsons "A Million Kisses to my Skin" as well as ein Duo from Roland Petits „Proust ou les Intermittences du cœur“. He created the role of Oberon in Jorma Elos „Ein Sommernachtstraum“.

He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.

Awards and honours: Prix International of the magazine “Ballet 2000” (2008).

Liudmila Konovalova | Odette / Odile

Liudmila Konovalova was born in Moscow (Russia). She graduated from Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Academy and joined the Russian State Ballet in 2002. In 2004 she was appointed First Soloist and danced the title roles in „Giselle“, „Don Quixote“, „Schwanensee“, “Dornröschen”, „Der Nussknacker“, „Dance of the hours” and „Paquita”. In 2007 she joined the Staatsballett Berlin and was appointed Soloist in 2009.

In Berlin she performed the title roles in Vladimir Malakhov’s „Dornröschen“, Patrice Bart’s „Schwanensee“ and „Der Nussknacker“, „Scheherezade“ (Fokin) as well as Pierre Lacotte’s „La Vivandière“ and Clark Tippet’s “Violin Concerto“ (Max Bruch Nr. 1) as well as other leading roles in Patrice Bart’s „Giselle“ and „Das flammende Herz“, Vladimir Malakhov’s „Cinderella“ and „La Peri“, „Paquita“ (Petipa), „Flower Festival in Genzano“ (Bournonville) and Frederick Ashton’s „Sylvia“. In 2010 she joined the Wiener Staatsballett as a Soloist. In 2011 she was appointed First Soloist.

In Vienna she performed Odette/Odile in Rudolf Nurejews "Swan Lake", the title role and Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischovas „Giselle“, Kitri, Königin der Dryaden und Erste Brautjungfer in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Prinzessin Aurora in Peter Wrights „Dornröschen“, Clara in Rudolf Nurejews „Der Nussknacker“, Olga in John Crankos „Onegin“, Titania in Jorma Elos „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, Rudolf Nurejews "Raymonda" (Valse fantastique), Hamsatti in Rudolf Nurejews "Bayadère" (2. Act), Hauptpartien in George Balanchines "Allegro Brillante" and „Thema und Variationen“, Serge Lifars „Suite en blanc“, Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“, Twyla Tharps „Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn“, Nils Christes „Before Nightfall“, William Forsythes „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“, Rudi van Dantzigs "Vier letzte Lieder", Jorma Elos „Glow – Stop“, David Dawsons „A Million Kisses to my Skin“, Jirí Bubeníceks „Le Souffle de l’esprit“ parts of Marius Petipas "Die Bajadere" (3. Act) and Victor Gsovskys „Grand Pas Classique“.

She has appeared as guest dancer in many European Countries and overseas. During the Season 2013/14 she joined the Ballet de l`Opera National de Bordeau, the Slovenské národné divadlo, the Teatro dell´Opera di Roma and the Toyko ballet as a guest soloist. She was awarded a diploma for her participation in the Red Cross Gala in Italy and for the Nurejew Festival in Russia. For the ORF DVD production of "The Nutcracker" she danced the mail role of Clara.

Awards and honours: 3rd Place: competition “Young Russian Ballet” in Krasnodar (2004), Special Price from the Serge Lifar Ballet Competition in Kiev (2006), 2nd Place: International Ballet Competition KIBC in Seoul and 1st Place: ÖTR-Contest in Vienna as well as in the Ballet Competition „Premio Roma“ in 2007.

Dagmar Kronberger | Königin

Dagmar Kronberger was born in Vienna. She was educated at the Ballet School of Österreichische Bundestheater as well as in Monte Carlo. Since 1992 she is a member of Wiener Staatsopernballett where she was appointed Demi-soloist in 1997.

Her repertory comprises the title role in Boris Eifmans „Anna Karenina“, Myrtha, Zulma and Bathilde in Elena Tschernischovas „Giselle“, Zigeunerin in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Grand Pas in Vladimir Malakhovs „Die Bajadere“, Königin, Großer Schwan and Spanische Tänzerin in Rudolf Nurejews „Schwanensee“, Fee Carabosse, Fliederfee and Fee des Ehrgefühls in Peter Wrights „Dornröschen“, Fee des Nordens in Renato Zanellas „Der Nußknacker“, Mutter, Russischer Tanz and Arabischer Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews "Der Nussknacker", Frau Stahlbaum and Orientalischer Tanz in Gyula Harangozós „Der Nussknacker“, Spanischer Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews „Raymonda“, La Brambilla in Maurice Béjarts „Le Concours“, Gräfin Capulet in John Crankos „Romeo und Julia“, Madame Larina in John Crankos „Onegin“, Lescauts Geliebte and Madame in Kenneth MacMillans „Manon“, Audrey in John Neumeiers „Wie es Euch gefällt“, Yvette in Renato Zanellas „Aschenbrödel“, Hippolyta in Jorma Elos "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Blaubarts Mutter in Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis", Zwillingstochter in Jo Strømgrens „Nussknacker“, the title role in Josef Hassreiters „Die Puppenfee“, solo roles in Ben van Cauwenberghs „Tanzhommage an Queen“, George Balanchines „Die vier Temperamente“ and „Apollo“, Jerome Robbins’ „The Concert“, Kenneth MacMillans „Das Lied von der Erde“, Hans van Manens „Adagio Hammerklavier“, „Große Fuge“, „Bits and Pieces“ and „Black Cake“, Jiří Kyliáns „Petite Mort“, Myriam Naisys „Mokka“, Renato Zanellas „Empty Place“, „Movements“, „Elements“, „Alles Walzer“ and „Bolero“, Jorma Elos „Glow – Stop“ as well as in András Lukács’ „Connection“ and Gräfin Sybille in Rudolf Nurejews "Raymonda" (3. Act)..

She created, amongst others, roles in Antony McDonalds and Ashley Pages "Ein Reigen" (Bertha Zuckerkandel), in Renato Zanellas „Aschenbrödel“, Tschaikowskis Mutter in Ivan Cavallaris „Tschaikowski Impressionen“, Maria Theresia in Patrick de Banas „Marie Antoinette“, roles in Renato Zanellas „Mythos“, „Sensi“ and „Duke’s Nuts“, Patrick C. Delcroix’ „Silence sans reproche“ and Marguerite Donlons „Hänsel & Gretl“ and Eno Pecis "Herzblume".

She has appeared as guest in European countries and overseas.

Prizes and honours: Since 2008 she is holder of the Fanny-Elßler-Ring.