The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The titles of some operas are in themselves sufficient to capture the imagination. For the centenary of Pushkin’s birth in 1899, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov drew inspiration from one of his celebrated fairy tales and composed a delightfully imaginative opera, with the ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ as instant hit. The work is ‘Once Upon A Time’ story […]

Sacre

Considered one of the key works of modernism, it is a hundred years after the genesis of Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” that Sasha Waltz takes on the Mariinsky Theatre’s offer to engage with this extraordinary piece of musical and dance history. Its title translates to “The Rite of Spring”. The strikingly archaic, tension-charged […]

L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato”, considered a landmark achievement, and set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embody the ecstasy of art that transforms. “L’Allegro” was Mark Morris’s premiere work as Director of Dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in […]

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