Further information (including casting) of the forthcoming visit of La Scala Ballet.
The La Scala Ballet Company performs Rudolph Nureyev’s magnificent production of The Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 25 to 29 July, 2007.
Victor Hochhauser presents the renowned La Scala Ballet on a rare visit to London for just six performances of Rudolph Nureyev’s legendary production of The Sleeping Beauty.
In 1966, inspired by the company’s unique style, high artistic standards and outstanding staging possibilities, Nureyev chose La Scala Ballet to create his dazzling vision of The Sleeping Beauty, thus initiating one of the most dynamic partnerships in 20th century ballet history. The sumptuous, atmospheric sets and costumes by the celebrated designer Franca Squarciapino, created in 1993, were inspired by the opulence and grandeur of Louis XIV’s glorious Palace of Versailles.
Under the distinguished directorship of Frédéric Olivieri, leading principal dancers Sabrina Brazzo, Gilda Gelati and Marta Romagna will be joined by two international guest artists, the Kirov Ballet’s Leonid Sarafanov and Guillaume Côté, Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada.
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia will be conducted by David Garforth.
Public and online booking opens on 1 May, 2007
Tickets from £8.50-£86
Royal Opera House Box Office telephone: 020 7304 4000
Online booking via the Royal Opera House website www.roh.org.uk
For further information, please contact:
Jim Fletcher at Victor Hochhauser on 020 7794 0987
Mobile: 07768 455667; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily casting – subject to change
Princess Aurora Prince Florimund
July 25, 7pm MARTA ROMAGNA GUILLAUME COTE
July 26, 7pm SABRINA BRAZZO LEONID SARAFANOV
July 27, 7pm MARTA ROMAGNA GUILLAUME COTE
July 28, 2pm SABRINA BRAZZO LEONID SARAFANOV
July 28, 7pm MARTA ROMAGNA GUILLAUME COTE
July 29, 3pm GILDA GELATI MASSIMO GARON
Full biographies available on request.
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
The history of the illustrious Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company is interwoven with the birth of ballet itself, tracing its heritage back to the Renaissance courts of Milan. Throughout the centuries until today, it has been associated with the greatest choreographers and dancers including the legendary Maria Taglioni who made her debut at La Scala in 1841. Dancers of La Scala were a major force in the creation of the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, in particular the great dancer and teacher Enrico Cecchetti who was Director of La Scala from 1925-1928. It was he who brought the Italian style of teaching into Russia and was highly influential in the creation of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.
Between 1968 and 1990, Rudolf Nureyev’s close bond with La Scala, both as dancer and choreographer, brought tremendous advances in classical ballet technique into the Company. Nureyev choreographed many new and important productions for La Scala. His visionary staging of The Sleeping Beauty remains one of the greatest in the ballet