Ballett Zurich: Anna Karenina


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Choreography: Christian Spuck
Stage Design: Christian Spuck & Jörg Zielinski
Costumes: Emma Ryott
Lighting Design: Martin Gebhardt
Video Design: Tieni Burkhalter
Sound Collages: Martin Donner
Dramaturgy: Claus Spahn ve Michael Küster
Singer: Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
Piano: Christophe Barwinek & Luigi Largo


Lasts 135’ w/ interval.


nothing less than a true German Augenschmaus – a “feast for the eyes”’ Bachtrack

A leading ballet company of our day renowned for their grandiose productions and impeccable performances, Ballett Zürich will captivate the audiences in Istanbul with Christian Spuck’s adaptation of Anna Karenina, in a performance never-to-be-forgotten.

In his masterpiece, Tolstoy tells the story of the love that frees Anna as well as bringing her demise, all the while depicting a multi-layered panorama of the Russian society at the end of the 19th century. Christian Spuck’s Anna Karenina transforms Tolstoy’s characters into mesmerising choreographic images, with its lush costumes, modern stage design, mainly Neoclassic choreography, music choice spanning Rachmaninov and Lutoslawski, and with the spectacular performances of the Ballett Zürich dancers.

With dancers all of soloist calibre and choreographers of world-renown, each and every one of Ballett Zürich productions is an internationally acclaimed hit. The company performs a significant portion of the Opernhaus Zürich programme as well as touring extensively from America to Far East, across Europe and to festivals such as Edinburgh, while their appearance at the Istanbul Music Festival in 2012 is still fresh in minds. Ballett Zürich regularly collaborates with eminent choreographers including William Forsythe, Sol León/Paul Lightfoot, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, and Crystal Pite, besides productions under its award-winning artistic director Christian Spuck.

Brought to you by İKSV and Zorlu PSM within the scope of the 50th anniversary celebrations of İKSV, Ballett Zürich’s Anna Karenina is not to miss!


General sale starts at 10.30 on Monday, 14 February. İKSV main box office is open every day between 10.00 and 18.00 except Sunday.

It is forbidden to bring food and beverage from outside.

The maximum number of tickets a person can buy is 10.

The specified time is the door opening time.

This event has an age limit of 18-year-old. Those under the age of 18 can attend the concert accompanied by their parents.

Student tickets are sold as a separate category.

Guests should not remove their wristbands during the event. If you leave the venue, re-entry with a ticket will not be possible.


Tickets can be purchased via and Passo Mobile application by creating a membership, or from the İKSV main box office. You can attend the events with your PDF tickets sent to your e-mail address, which can also be accessed from the ‘my tickets’ tab under your profile information on the Passo website. Ticket prices include service fee.


With the Eczacıbaşı Youth Ticket project, student tickets will be 10 TL for the events organised by İKSV throughout 2022. Eczacıbaşı Youth Tickets can be purchased from all Passo counters and by creating a membership. To purchase tickets, “eczacibasigencbilet” must be written in the code field on the campaign screen.

Depending on the quota of each event, a limited number of Eczacıbaşı Youth Tickets will be on sale. Only one Eczacıbaşı Youth Ticket can be purchased at a time. In seated events, a special sitting section is created for this category. In standing activities, unless otherwise stated, regular and student ticket holders will be mixed.

The student status of the audience with Eczacıbaşı Youth Tickets will be checked at the venue entrances before the events. In order to enter the event, students must show their valid student ID or a formal student document retrieved from E-Devlet (E-Government) for Turkish citizens. Istanbul Card is invalid. Student IDs of students studying abroad are valid.

If a valid student ID cannot be shown, the ticket holder will be directed to the box office to purchase a difference ticket. The difference will be the amount between the lowest general sales category and the student ticket. In case of being late to the event due to the waiting time that may occur while purchasing the difference ticket, the responsibility belongs to the audience, and the ticket will not be refunded in any way. Tickets will not be refunded to those who cannot present valid student documents and refuse to buy a difference ticket.

There is no age limit for Eczacıbaşı Youth Ticket. Each event has its own age limit for entry. We kindly ask you to check the age limit before purchasing a ticket.


Priority sales will begin for Black Tulip Card members on 7 February, White Tulip Card members on 10 February, and Red Tulip Card members on 12 February. Tulip Card members can purchase their tickets during the priority sales at, the Passo Mobil application, and at the İKSV main box office between 10.00-18.00. During the priority sales, no service fee is charged in any of the sales channels for ticket purchases with the Tulip Card. Black and White Tulip Card members receive 25% discount at all events. Red Tulip Card members are entitled to 20% discount on online events and 15% discount on physical events.

To become a Tulip Card member

Due to security measures, we kindly ask you to be present at the venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the event and not to carry any bags larger than a handbag. Luggage and large backpacks will not be accepted in the venue and cloakroom.

There may be last-minute changes in the event programme due to pandemic conditions. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date programme.


At the entrance to the venues, the HES code will be inquired through the Hayat Eve Sığar (Life Fits Into Home) application. The guests must download the app and get their HES code before coming to the venue. If the result is ‘not risky’ in the ‘Inquire HES code’ section of the app, you can enter the event. Those who are ‘risky’ will not be admitted to the event.

Guests are required to enter the venues with masks and wear masks while they are inside. Masks will be available in the venues for the use of spectators who do not have a mask or who need a replacement. Those who insist on not wearing a mask will be escorted out of the venue. Guests must sit on their designated seats written on their ticket. Those who do not comply with this rule and insist on a change of place will be escorted out of the venue.

Guests must abide by the rules imposed under COVID-19.


RECORDING DEVICES It is forbidden to record the event with a camera, mobile phone and all kinds of recording devices.

AUDIENCES WITH CHILDREN Please do not bring children under the age of 7 to the concert. Tickets are required for children aged 7 and over. Audiences under the age of 18 without parental accompaniment are not allowed to the venue.

TICKET REFUND AND CHANGE Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded except for the cancellation of the event or the change of date. Refunds and changes to be made as a result of cancellation or date change must be carried out until the date to be specified in future announcements.

CHANGE OF VENUE There may be changes in the event venue for reasons beyond our control. İKSV will prepare a seating plan that will provide the closest place to the ticket numbers in the new venue. Tickets purchased due to venue change are non-refundable.

CHANGE IN THE PROGRAMME The event programme can be changed due to unforeseen reasons. Tickets purchased due to programme change are non-refundable.

HEALTH The event venue has a medical team and ambulance present.