Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes intermission included
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala production
|after||Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov|
NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE
The most touching Tchaikovsky, the most beloved ballet. In Rudolf Nureyev’s version, the
absolute protagonist is Siegfried, a romantic prince with a melancholic rather than heroic
disposition, contemplative and meditative. When “his” lake arrived at La Scala in 1990,
Nureyev kept the key, ambiguous role of Wolfgang/Rothbart for himself, but created difficult variations for the Prince, placing him at the centre of all the dramaturgy. The precious, historical sets and costumes created by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino convey light and colours, reflecting the romanticism of the music in a reference to Monet:
Tchaikovsky’s dazzling swans appear on the placid yet restless waters of Giverny’s garden. Michail Jurowski, who is a specialist of the Russian repertoire, will be on the podium to conduct the La Scala Orchestra.
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