The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma dedicates a splendid evening to the French dancer and choreographer, considered one of the most creative and innovative on the contemporary international scene.
The show opens with Annonciation, a suggestive female duet created by Preljocaj in 1995, revived for the occasion by Claudia De Smet. On the notes of the Crystal Music of the composer Stéphane Roy and Vivaldi's Magnificat, it brings to the stage the meeting between the Virgin Mary and the Archangel Gabriel.
The event is enriched with Nuit Romaine, a new creation for the company of the Opera House, already presented as a film during the International Dance Day at Palazzo Farnese last April. The ballet combines the gracefulness of dance with haute couture, thanks to the extraordinary collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Maison Dior.
Accompanied by the music by Vivaldi, Händel, Bach, Rossini, Schubert, Wagner, and Ligeti, an exceptional cast performs on stage. Among the main performers are Eleonora Abbagnato, Director of the Corps de Ballet, Friedemann Vogel, the étoiles Alessandra Amato, Rebecca Bianchi, Susanna Salvi and Alessio Rezza and the principal dancers Claudio Cocino and Michele Satriano.
Music Stèphane Roy (Crystal Music), Antonio Vivaldi (Magnificat)
Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj
Repetiteur Claudia De Smet
Set Designer Angelin Preljocaj
Costume Designer Nathalie Sanson
Music Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Gioachino Rossini, Richard Wagner, Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, György LIigeti
Created by Angelin Preljocaj
Costume Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri Christian Dior Couture
TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA ÉTOILES, PRINCIPAL DANCERS, SOLOISTS AND CORPS DE BALLET
Photo: Teatro dell'Opera Official Website
From 18 to 26 June, 2019