Maria Yakovleva and Eno Peci in Opus Nr. 25, choreography by Eno Peci, music Frédéric Chopin, piano: Igor Zapravdin. Weltstar Gala, shot in Volkstheater Vienna on 29.10.2017.
Maria Yakovleva is Prima Ballerina with Vienna State Opera Ballet. She was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Vaganova Academy in 2004. In 2004/2005 she was a member of the Mariinsky Theatre where she was entrusted with solo roles of the classical repertory. In 2005 she was engaged as Soloist by the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper – in 2010 she was appointed First Soloist (=prima ballerina) of the Wiener Staatsballett.
Eno Peci is a Soloist of the Ballett with Wiener Staatsoper. He was born in Tirana (Albania). He was educated at the Ballet Academy of Tirana and at the Ballet School of the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2000 he joined the Ballet of the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2003 he was appointed Demi-soloist and in 2009 Soloist of the Ballett with Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2009 he started his career as a choreographer.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Kourlaev & Esina Production GmbH special thanks to Kirill Kourlaev.