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L'altro Casanova

New production of the Teatro alla Scala
World premiere

From 27 March to 14 April 2011

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Caprice and sensuality, the timeless ritual of seduction that thrives on pursuit and satisfaction, fickleness and disguise, passion and skirmish: in his new full-length work, La Scala dancer and choreographer Gianluca Schiavoni takes on the subject of il gioco amoroso, the game of love, via a journey through the musical and literary heritage of the eighteenth century. While looking for his Italian main man, he stumbles on Casanova.

But who today can fully embody the capacity to flatter, the confident swagger, the polished weapons of seduction and the persuasive elegance for which Casanova is universally known? The twentieth-century musical contributions carve gashes of introspection into the score. Ultimately, the continual search reflects the eternal failure to achieve satisfaction. At selected performances the lead will be danced by Polina Semionova.

Direction 

Choreography
Gianluca Schiavoni
Dramaturgy assistant
Andrea Forte
Music
Antonio Vivaldi
Gian Francesco Malipiero
Tomaso Albinoni
Petr Eben
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Luigi Boccherini
Alfred Schnittke
Music consultant
Franco Pulcini
Conductor
Fabio Bonizzoni
Sets
Aurelio Colombo
Costumes
Erika Carretta
Lights
Marco Filibeck

Cast 

Guest Artist
Polina Semionova
27, 29, 31 March; 2 April

Detailed cast 

Sunday 27 March 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Polina Semionova
Eros
Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
Tuesday 29 March 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Polina Semionova
Eros
Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
Thursday 31 March 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Polina Semionova
Eros
Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
Saturday 2 April 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Polina Semionova
Eros
Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
Tuesday 5 April 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Marta Romagna
Eros
Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
Saturday 9 April 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Marta Romagna
Eros
Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
Thursday 14 April 2011 - 8 pm
Casanova
Sofia Rosolini
Eros
Eris Nezha
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps du Ballet
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