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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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Roman Novitzky as Onegin and Maiko Nishino as Tatjana during rehearsal © Jörg Wiesner


Hello from Oslo!

Right now I am rehearsing for Onegin – I have performances on Friday and next Tuesday and I can’t wait to dance them. It has been great to be here in Oslo, I really enjoy it. They have a beautiful, modern theater and the company and people are very sweet, nice and friendly. I made a lot of new friends! :-) On the other side, I am staying here for quite a long time, so can’t wait to come back to Stuttgart to see my family – Miriam and Lucas (who turned one year yesterday) and also the company and the people and start to work on my piece for The Fab Five again. :-) :-)

See you all soon.


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Jason Reilly as Onegin, Yolanda Correra as Tatjana and Roman Novitzky


Hei // Hi Stuttgart!

I’m currently enjoying the snowy north – with sub-zero temperatures outside, Roman and I are guesting with the Norwegian Nasjonal Balletten in John Crankos Onegin. After long days of rehearsing in the past week, I danced my first performance this past Saturday. The next one is on February 1st, and then Roman will take over the role of Onegin. This snapshot was taken right after Saturday’s performance, with my dance partner Yolanda Correra, who danced a wonderful Tatjana, and Roman.

Hjertelig hilsen fra // Best


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JAPAN // NOVEMBER 2015 (Day 19)

This is our last hello in the tour diary for this Japan tour, as we’re now actually already back at home in Stuttgart. However, we had two wonderful last days in Osaka and a spectacular final performance of Onegin – with Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel. In the end our presenter NBS surprised us with glittering confetti and a beaming “Sayonara” during the final bows. We really enjoyed this tour to Japan and hope to return soon. But for now we’re back in the Opera House in Stuttgart, trying to get over the jet lag and rehearsing for our next performances at home. Hope to see you all again, soon!

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Jason Reilly in Onegin, photo: Roman Novitzky

Jason Reilly in Onegin, photo: Roman Novitzky

Hello Everybody,

I am in Berlin, having flown here straight from Tokyo. This weekend I am dancing Onegin here with Polina Semionova. This is our first time dancing together, so I am really excited. All told, it will be my fifth Onegin performance with my third partner in just three weeks! In Seoul I danced with Sue Jin Kang, in Tokyo with Anna Osadcenko and now here in Berlin with Polina. So Cranko rocks and so does Onegin!

Looking forward to coming home to Stuttgart!

See you there soon,