May 16, 2019 – January 13, 2020
The essence of classical ballet at the traditional opera house on the Ringstrasse takes centre-stage of the exhibition curated by Andrea Amort. In eight chapters it traces the characteristics linked with the history of the ballet company from the Emperor’s era via the 20th century until the immediate present: amongst them Obligations owed to Aristocracy, Fanny Elßler – Role model, Viennese Dramaturgy as well as Paris & Vienna. It also discusses the work of prominent personalities like Josef Hassreiter, Gerhard Brunner, Rudolf Nurejew, Renato Zanella and Manuel Legris.
The show is a cooperation with the Wiener Staatsballett.