Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and select the number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats will take 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 tickets is 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 in the 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.
Any more questions?
Call our Ticket Service:
(+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm

Information on Online Sales

On Tuesday February 21, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. the booking of print@home tickets will not be possible due to maintenance. Thank you for your understanding!
Please examine our General Terms and Conditions as well as the following information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. 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 day before. 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 alternative sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be transferred to third parties and are valid up to three years after the issue date. The period begins on December 31 of the year the certificate has been purchased. An extension of this period is excluded. The disbursement of the certificate value is not possible. The monetary value will be offset against the price (higher differences must be paid). Existing remaining amounts are disbursed as another gift certificate. A later setting-off of a certificate to a purchase already made is not possible. Gift certificates cannot be used for the purchase of further certificates.
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 10 am – 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.
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. 20 20 90). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon - Fri 10 am - 08 pm; Sat 10 am - 06 pm.

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 personalisation 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!
Tickets can be paid with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) or SEPA direct debit (Not for new customers, these should call our ticket-service first (+49) (0)711. 20 20 90).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorising purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
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Phone: (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90
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Stuttgarter Ballett, Photo: La Sylphide, M.Haydée, Ensemble, c: Stuttgarter Ballett
Stuttgarter Ballett, Photo: La Sylphide, M.Rademaker, c: Stuttgarter Ballett
Stuttgarter Ballett, Photo: La Sylphide, E.Carrillo-Cabrero, O.Herrero, c: Stuttgarter Ballett

La Sylphide



Peter Schaufuss nach August Bournonville
Hermann Løvenskiold, bearbeitet von Ole Nørlyng
David Walker
John Mohr
Staatsorchester Stuttgart

La Sylphide - Preisgekrönte Choreographie von Peter Schaufuss

Am 12. März 1832 wurde an der Pariser Oper ein Ballett uraufgeführt, das zum Inbegriff des romantischen Balletts werden sollte und die Ballettgeschichte maßgeblich beeinflusste: La Sylphide gilt als das älteste der Ballettwelt noch erhaltene Ballett; die Titelfigur steht Patin für all die schwebenden Willis, Schwanenmädchen, Bayadèren und anderen in weiß gekleideten, schwerelosen Frauengestalten, mit denen das klassische Ballett bis heute noch identifiziert wird.

Dabei ist die Sylphide – im Gegensatz etwa zu den leidenden, in Schwanengestalt gefangenen Mädchen – ein ätherisches Wesen, Kind der Luft und des Waldes; eine unschuldige Gestalt, die eigentlich nicht für den Bauernjungen James gedacht ist, der sich aber in diese Vision aus einer anderen Welt verliebt. Als James versucht, von der Sylphide Besitz zu ergreifen und sie in seiner irdischen Sphäre gefangen zu halten, stirbt sie in seinen Armen: Seine Vision der perfekten Frau, seinen Traum, hat er selbst zerstört.
Die Uraufführungsfassung von 1832 schuf Filipo Taglioni für seine Tochter Marie. Marie Taglioni setzte mit ihrem graziösen, auf Zehenspitzen schwebenden Tanz den Maßstab für eine ganze Epoche und legte den Grundstein für den heutigen Spitzentanz.

1836 kreierte der dänische Choreograph Auguste Bournonville eine Neufassung des Balletts für das Königliche Theater in Kopenhagen; diese diente als Vorlage für die meisten nachfolgenden Inszenierungen. 1979 schuf der dänische Tänzer Peter Schaufuss seine eigene Version nach Bournonville; diese gilt bis heute als eine der wichtigsten Inszenierungen dieses Stücks im 20. Jahrhundert und gehört weltweit zum Repertoire zahlreicher Ballettcompagnien.