Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and selectthe number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats willtake place within the selected category; you receive the best available seats. Numbered seats are generally located next to each other. If your computer is having problems with Java, then the best available seat booking will automatically take place.
Seating Chart Booking
In seating chart booking, you personally select your exact seats from agraphic seating chart. Begin the seating chart booking and choose an area.There you can select the seats by clicking on them. Seating chart booking is not offered for some events.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site. Normally this involves seats, however in some cases standing room will also be available.
Seat or Standing Room, Depending on Availability
In this price category, seats are predominantly offered (but not guaranteed). In some circumstances, standing room tickets at the same price are also sent. An exact request regarding standing room or a seat unfortunately cannot be fulfilled in this context. A later exchange of the tickets delivered is not possible.
Obstructed Views/Supertitles
Due to building conditions or the demands of individual productions,obstructed views (including of the supertitles that are used in numerous performances) are possible from certain seats. Please inquire about potential impairments at
(+49) (0)711. 20 20 90 (Mon – Fri: 10 am – 8 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm).
No Longer Available for Delivery
means that the event is taking place soon and that shipment of the ticketsis no longer possible. Please select “Pick up tickets” as an alternative.
Only 1 Ticket Can be Selected / Individual Seat
Only individual seats (no groups of adjoining seats) can still be booked inthe corresponding category using the best available seat booking. Individual seats are scattered vacancies. Even if a greater number are available, these seats are not adjoining. Adjoining seats might still be available using the seating chart booking.
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Ticket Service Die Staatstheater Stuttgart  (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90 Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat10 am – 6 pm

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions as well as the following excepts from the general information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances in the Opernhaus as well as for concerts generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. For performances in all other venues, pre-sales generally begin one month before the performance date. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the daybefore. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri: 10 am –8 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
In the course of your booking, information relating to seat selection will be displayed.
Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for online sales include a service fee of 1.00 € per ticket.
Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternate sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be used as a form of payment for one or more performances at Staatstheater Stuttgart. You can even use them to pay for subscriptions and merchandising products. Gift vouchers can be transferred to third parties and can be redeemed without any time limit until cancelled. If the order total is greater than the value of the gift voucher,the difference can be paid out. Remaining balances will be repaid in the form of a gift voucher. Redeeming gift vouchers is not currently possible for online sales. Please use our alternate sales channels for this purpose.
Delivery / Pick Up with Confirmation of Purchase
Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
By presenting printed confirmation of purchase, tickets can be picked up at the theatre box office or at the appropriate performance box office; gift vouchers only at the theatre box office (Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7 pm, Sat: 10am – 2 pm).
Only printed tickets are valid as passes for means of transport with the VVS. Printed confirmations of purchase will not be accepted as valid ride passes for the VVS.
print@home
You can purchase any of our print@home ticket(s) (with the start of season 14/15) at any time and print them out yourself. This booking service is available to you until 1 hour before a performance starts at no additional cost and is specified during the booking via choice of shipping option. After completing the purchasing transaction, the desired ticket will be displayed as a PDF-file and can be printed immediately. You will receive a confirmation of purchase at the email address you have provided, with the ticket file as an attachement. The personalization of each ticket with a name and date of birth prevents improper duplication for the protection of the purchaser. Each ticket entitles the holder to one unique admission in conjunction with a valid ID. If there are any questions, please contact our telephone sales office ([+49] [0] 711 202090). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon-Fri 10:00am - 08:00pm; Sat 10:00am- 06:00pm.

print@home ticket = transit ticket
Your print@home ticket is valid as a transit ticket for public transportation in the VVS system at no additional cost and will automatically beeig print with your print@home ticket. Please pay attention to the required personalization during the booking transaction.
Late Seating
may not be possible for certain performances. Our telephone ticket service (0711.20 20 90, Mon – Fri: 10 am – 8 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm) will be happy to provide you with more information!
Payment
Tickets can be paid with direct debit or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorizing purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
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Maria Eichwald

Principal Dancer

VITA

Maria Eichwald was born in Talgar, Kazakhstan. She received her first ballet training at the National Ballet School in Alma-Ata. After her graduation she joined the National Ballet of Kazakhstan where she was soon promoted to Principal Dancer. In 1994 she moved to Germany and danced in the ballet company of the Theatre Krefeld-Mönchengladbach in the Corps de ballet and later as Soloist until 1996.
At the beginning of the season 1996/97 she joined the Bavarian State Ballet Munich as Soloist. In 1999 she was promoted to Principal Dancer.

With the Bavarian State Ballet Maria Eichwald guested all around the world. In the season 2000/01 she was invited by Alicia Alonso to dance with the Cuban National Ballet. In June 2001 she danced at a benefit gala, in the same year she danced at the “Gala Les Etoiles du XXme Siècle” in Paris together with Alen Bottaini. For her interpretations of the title role in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan) and of Kitri in Don Quijote (Marius Petipa) she was nominated for the Prix Benois 2002. During a dancers’ exchange she danced the title role in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan) at the Royal Danish Ballet (April 2003).

In January 2004 Maria Eichwald joined the Stuttgart Ballet as Principal Dancer. She has joined the Stuttgart Ballet on tours all around the world and is a highly sought-after guest at international galas and ballet companies.

In 2006 she was named in the category “Outstanding Dancer” in the critics’ choice of the maagzine ballettanz for the role of Olimpia which Christian Spuck created on her in The Sandman. In the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 namings in this category followed for the leading role in Siebte Sinfonie (Uwe Scholz), for Tatiana in Onegin as well as for Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (both: John Cranko). In April 2012 the XI. St. Peterburg International Ballet Award Dance Open took place and Maria Eichwald who was dancing a Pas de deux from John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew with Filip Barankiewicz was awarded “Ms Expressivity“. In June 2012 Maria Eichwald was invited to the Nurejev-Gala at the Vienna State Ballet and danced – together with artistic director Manuel Legris – as Pas de deux from John Cranko’s Onegin.

In 2012 Maria Eichwald received the Danza&Danza-Award as Best Female Dancer a.o. for her performance of Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin at the Scala in Milan.

REPERTOIRE

Leading Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier): Blanche du Bois
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Role in Pink
  • Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián): Couple in Black
  • Frank Bridge Variations (Hans van Manen)
  • Fratres (John Neumeier): female leading role
  • Gaîté Parisienne (Maurice Béjart): Pas de deux "The Lovers"
  • Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Giselle
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville): The Sylph
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck): Lulu
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Olga, Tatjana
  • Return to a strange Land (Jiří Kylián)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Juliet
  • Serenade (George Balanchine)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz): Solo
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Odette/Odile
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Sanguinic
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Lady
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Marguerite Gautier
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Aurora, the Blue Bird’s Princess
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): female leading role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Katharina
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine) : female leading role
  • Voluntaries (Glen Tetley): Pas de deux
 
Specially created roles at the Stuttgart Ballet
  • High (Louis Stiens)
  • RED in 3. (Jorma Elo)
  • The Sandman (Christian Spuck): Olimpia
  • Yantra (Wayne McGregor)
 
Leading Roles with the Bavarian State Ballet
  • A Cinderella Story (John Neumeier): Cinderella
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier): Helena
  • Bella Figura (Jiří Kylian)
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartett (George Balanchine)
  • Dämmern (John Neumeier)
  • Diana and Actäon (Agrippina Waganova)
  • Don Quijote (Marius Petipa): Kitri
  • Giselle (Sir Peter Wright after Marius Petipa)
  • Grand Pas Classique (Victor Gsovsky)
  • In the Blue Garden (John Neumeier)
  • In the Night (Jerome Robbins)
  • Jupiter-Sinfonie (John Neumeier)
  • La Bayadère (Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa): Nikija
  • Manon (Sir Kenneth MacMillan): Manon, Lescaut’s Beloved
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Olga, Tatjana
  • Paquita (Joseph Mazilier)
  • Pas de Quatre (Leonid Jacobson)
  • Raymonda (Marius Petipa)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Juliet
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Odette/ Odile
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Marguerite Gautier, Olympia
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Ivan Liška after Marius Petipa): Princess of the Blue Bird
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Bianca
  • Who cares? (George Balanchine)
 
Leading Roles with the National Ballet in Kazakhstan
  • Carmen
  • Paquita
  • Swan Lake: Odette/ Odile
  • The Nutcracker: Marie

Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Maria Eichwald, Foto: Roman Novitzky
IMAGEGALERY OF MARIA EICHWALD