Demis Volpi

Ballet Director & Principal Choreographer
Demis Volpi has been Ballet Director and Principal Choreographer of the Ballett am Rhein since the beginning of the 2020/21 season. The German-Argentinian artist trained as a dancer in Buenos Aires, at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto and the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. He subsequently danced in the corps de ballet at Stuttgarter Ballett. He began choreographing for the company in 2006 in one of the Noverre evenings for emerging choreographers and in 2013, following his first successful narrative ballet ‘Krabat’, he was appointed Resident Choreographer. He continues to be fascinated by stories and to explore the possibilities for storytelling within ballet.

He has created both narrative and abstract works for companies including American Ballet Theatre, Ballet de Santiago de Chile, Ballet Nacional del Sodre in Uruguay, Latvian national Ballet, Ballett Dortmund, Compañia Nacional de Danza de México and Ballet Vlaanderen. He has also created works for Canada's National Ballet School, where he was Guest Artist in Residence in 2014.
Since 2014, Volpi has also worked as an opera director, challenging the boundaries of theatrical genres. For example, in 2017 he directed Benjamin Britten’s ‘Death in Venice’ in a co-production between Staatsoper Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Ballett and the John Cranko Schule.

Volpi was awarded the Erik Bruhn Prize in 2011, the Chilean Art Critics’ Circle Prize in 2012 and the “Future” category of the German Dance Award in 2014. He was also nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2017 for his full-length ballet ‘Salomé’ and, following the successful premiere of ‘Death in Venice’, he was named Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 in the critics’ poll organized by the professional journal Opernwelt. Demis Volpi was a member of the jury for the Prix de Lausanne in 2018. In September 2019 his work and achievements as a choreographer over the previous decade were recognised with the Merit Diploma at the Konex Awards in Buenos Aires. In the 2021/2022 season, his work as head choreographer of the Ballett am Rhein ranges from his interpretation of the opera "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" by Béla Bartók to the action ballets "Closed Games" and "The Nutcracker", to abstract works such as in "One and Others".
Sat 29.04.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Premiere Ballett
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo 1
Sun 30.04.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 17:00
Ballett
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 2
Fri 19.05.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
Im Anschluss: Nachgefragt
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Ballett-Abo 2
Sun 21.05.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 17:00
Ballett
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 1
Sun 28.05.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
18:30 - 20:30
Ballett
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Ballett-Abo 1
Thu 02.02.2023
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Revival Ballett
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo C
Sun 05.02.2023
Theater Duisburg
15:00 - 17:00
Family card Ballett
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo
Thu 09.02.2023
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Gemischtes Abo J
Fri 10.02.2023
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Gemischtes Abo G
Sat 25.02.2023
Oper Köln
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
Sun 26.02.2023
Oper Köln
18:00 - 20:00
Ballett
Tue 14.03.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Revival Ballett
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Fri 17.03.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Sat 25.03.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Thu 06.04.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Fri 14.04.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
20:00 - 22:00
Ballett
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Freitags-Abo
Fri 21.04.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Der Nuss­knacker

Ballet in two acts by Demis Volpi in collaboration with young choreographers
Sat 10.12.2022
Theater Duisburg
18:00 - 20:00
Ballett
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo D
Wed 14.12.2022
Theater Duisburg
19:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Gemischtes Abo I
Mon 26.12.2022
Theater Duisburg
18:30 - 20:30
Ballett
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Sat 31.12.2022
Theater Duisburg
19:00 - 21:00
Ballett
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Krabat

Ballet based on a book by Otfried Preußler
Sun 11.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
18:30 - 21:30
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Sonntags-Abo
Fri 16.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:30
Ballett
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Ballett-Abo 2
Sun 18.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
15:00 - 18:00
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Sonntagnachmittags-Abo 2
Mon 19.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
11:00 - 14:00
Ballett
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Sun 25.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
18:30 - 21:30
Ballett
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Wed 28.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:30
Ballett
Im Anschluss: Nachgefragt
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Wechselnde Wochentage-Abo 2
Fri 30.12.2022
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:30
Ballett
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Freitags-Abo
Sat 14.01.2023
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
19:30 - 22:30
Ballett
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Samstags-Abo 2