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18_06_01_Email aus Moskau_Friedemann_Smirnova

Friedemann Vogel and Olga Smirnova

From Russia with LOVE!

I am very excited to be back in Moscow on one of the most famous stages in the world, at the Bolshoi Theatre, I am very much looking forward to dance in the World Ballet Stars Gala: A Tribute to Marius Petipa.

Making the occasion even more special is my first partnership with the Bolshoi Ballet prima ballerina Olga Smirnova. We are both so thrilled to dance together the Mirror pas de deux from Onegin for two nights on 31st May and 1st June.

Much love


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Friedemann Vogel and Eleonora Abbagnato, © Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Ciao from Roma!

What a joy to be back here with the Rome Opera Ballet, for the second year in a row! This time, I will be dancing Chevalier des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s beautiful tragedy Manon, with the Rome Opera Ballet Director of the Corps de Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet Ètoile Eleonora Abbagnato in the eponymous role. It has been a while since Eleonora and I last shared the stage, so I am really looking forward to partnering her again, for three performances on 25th, 27th and 29th May, at the beautiful Teatro Costanzi.

Much love

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email aus tokio_Vogel

Kanako Oki and Friedemann Vogel

Greetings from Japan! I am very happy to be back in Tokyo, which feels so familiar yet remains fresh and exciting each time. This trip is made even more special by the presence of Sir Anthony Dowell, here to help me rehearse the role of Oberon in The Dream, which was created on him by Sir Frederick Ashton. A dream come true for me!

It is always a joy to work with Tokyo Ballet, and I look forward to the performances at Bunka Kaikan Theatre on Saturday 28th and Monday 30th April.

I am also thrilled that after dancing The Dream, I will come back twice more to Japan this year, to participate in the World Ballet Festival in August, and later in autumn with Stuttgart Ballet, to perform Onegin and Swan Lake.

All the best from Tokyo

Yours Friedemann

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Singapore Tour // October 2017 (Day 4)

After load-in, set up, stage calls and the dress rehearsal it’s finally showtime! The first performance went very well with a fantastic atmosphere on stage and in the public. Lots of curtain calls for all the dancers and the musicians of the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra.

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Pure Seduction! // PREMIERE

Tonight’s the night! We hope you’ ll enjoy the premiere of our mixed repertory evening SEDUCTION!

With Katarzyna Kozielska’s Dark Glow …

… Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun …

… Marco Goecke’s Le Spectre de la Rose …

… und Maurice Béjart’s Bolero!

Friedemann Vogel in a rehearsal of Maurice Béjart's Bolero, photo: Roman Novitzky

Friedemann Vogel in a rehearsal of Maurice Béjart’s Bolero, photo: Roman Novitzky