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Raymonda

New production of the Teatro alla Scala

From 11 October to 4 November 2011

Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Notes on the performancesOpen 
The last great work from the glorious era of the Imperial ballets has never before been performed by the La Scala ballet. Its La Scala premiere marks the most faithful version of Raymonda yet to the original, which met with triumphant success in St. Petersburg in 1898.

Based on a medieval legend, with ladies, knights, crusaders and Saracens, cathedrals and castles, the libretto had all the ingredients needed to spark the imagination of the young Alexander Glazunov in his first ballet score, and the infinite wisdom of Petipa, who complemented it with an enormously rich and endless succession of dances, classical variations, exotic dances and character dances, with a grandiose finale, pantomime, lyrical pas de deux and a heavily featured corps de ballet. Olesia Novikova and Friedemann Vogel feature.

Direction 

Choreography
Marius Petipa (1898)
Choreographic revival and staging
Sergei Vikharev
Music
Aleksandr Glazunov
Conductor
Michail Jurowski
Original sets
Orest Allegri, Pëtr Lambin and Konstantin Ivanov (1898)
Recreated by
Elena Kinkulskaya and Boris Kaminsky
Original costumes
Ivan Vsevoložskij (1898)
Recreated by
Irene Monti
Lights
Marco Filibeck
Historical archive research and coordination

Pavel Gershenzon
With the participation of
the young students of the Accademia Ballet School of the Teatro alla Scala

Cast 

Guest Artists
Olesia Novikova (11, 14, 25, 27evening October)
Friedemann Vogel (11, 14, 25, 27evening October)

Detailed cast 

Tuesday 11 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Olesia Novikova
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Friedemann Vogel
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Mick Zeni
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Mariafrancesca Garritano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Francesca Podini
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Claudio Coviello
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Manuela Aufieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Daniela Cavalleri
Saracen dance (Atto II)
Serena Sarnataro
Maurizio Licitra
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Eris Nezha
Mazurka (Act III)
Lara Montanaro
Alessandro Grillo
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Mick Zeni
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Atto III)
Antonella Albano
Wednesday 12 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Marta Romagna
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Eris Nezha
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Andrea Volpintesta
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Mariafrancesca Garritano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Francesca Podini
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Gabriele Corrado
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Sara Barbieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Daniela Cavalleri
Saracen dance (Act II)
Serena Sarnataro
Maurizio Licitra
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Fabio Saglibene
Mazurka (Act III)
Lara Montanaro
Riccardo Massimi
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Andrea Volpintesta
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Antonella Albano
Friday 14 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Olesia Novikova
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Friedemann Vogel
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Mick Zeni
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Antonella Albano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Petra Conti
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Claudio Coviello
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Manuela Aufieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Daniela Cavalleri
Saracen dance (Act II)
Serena Sarnataro
Maurizio Licitra
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Eris Nezha
Mazurka (Act III)
Lara Montanaro
Alessandro Grillo
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Mick Zeni
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Antonella Albano
Saturday 15 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Marta Romagna
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Eris Nezha
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Andrea Volpintesta
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Antonella Albano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Petra Conti
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Gabriele Corrado
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Sara Barbieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Petra Conti
Serena Sarnataro
Saracen dance (Act II)
Denise Gazzo
Federico Fresi
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Fabio Saglibene
Mazurka (Act III)
Lara Montanaro
Riccardo Massimi
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Andrea Volpintesta
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Serena Sarnataro
Tuesday 25 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Olesia Novikova
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Friedemann Vogel
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Mick Zeni
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Mariafrancesca Garritano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Francesca Podini
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Claudio Coviello
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Manuela Aufieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Daniela Cavalleri
Saracen dance (Act II)
Serena Sarnataro
Maurizio Licitra
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Eris Nezha
Mazurka (Act III)
Lara Montanaro
Alessandro Grillo
Palotás
Emanuela Montanari
Mick Zeni
Solista Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Antonella Albano
Thursday 27 October 2011 - 2.30 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Mariafrancesca Garritano
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Eris Nezha
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Andrea Volpintesta
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Antonella Albano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Petra Conti
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Gabriele Corrado
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Manuela Aufieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Petra Conti
Serena Sarnataro
Saracen dance (Act II)
Beatrice Carbone
Marco Messina
Spanish dance
Emanuela Montanari
Fabio Saglibene
Mazurka (Act III)
Emanuela Montanari
Riccardo Massimi
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Andrea Volpintesta
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Serena Sarnataro
Thursday 27 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Olesia Novikova
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Friedemann Vogel
Abderakhman, Saracen knight
Mick Zeni
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Mariafrancesca Garritano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Francesca Podini
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Claudio Coviello
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Manuela Aufieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Daniela Cavalleri
Saracen dance (Act II)
Serena Sarnataro
Maurizio Licitra
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Eris Nezha
Mazurka (Act III)
Lara Montanaro
Alessandro Grillo
Palotás
Emanuela Montanari
Mick Zeni
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Antonella Albano
Friday 28 October 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Francesca Podini
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Gabriele Corrado
Abdérâhman, cavaliere saraceno
Andrea Volpintesta
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Antonella Albano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Petra Conti
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Claudio Coviello
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Sara Barbieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Serena Sarnataro
Saracen dance (Act II)
Serena Sarnataro
Maurizio Licitra
Spanish dance
Beatrice Carbone
Eris Nezha
Mazurka (Act III)
Emanuela Montanari
Riccardo Massimi
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Andrea Volpintesta
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Serena Sarnataro
Sunday 30 October 2011 - 3 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Mariafrancesca Garritano
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Antonino Sutera
Abdérâhman, cavaliere saraceno
Massimo Garon
Henriette, amica di Raymonda
Antonella Albano
Clémence, Raymonda's girlfriend
Petra Conti
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Gabriele Corrado
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Sara Barbieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Serena Sarnataro
Saracen dance (Act II)
Denise Gazzo
Federico Fresi
Spanish dance
Emanuela Montanari
Fabio Saglibene
Mazurka (Act III)
Emanuela Montanari
Riccardo Massimi
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Andrea Volpintesta
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Daniela Cavalleri
Friday 4 November 2011 - 8 pm
Raymonda, Countess de Daurice
Petra Conti
Knight Jean de Brienne, Raymonda's fiance
Antonino Sutera
Abdérâhman, cavaliere saraceno
Massimo Garon
Henriette, Raymonda's girlfriend
Antonella Albano
Clémence, amica di Raymonda
Francesca Podini
Béranger, troubadour of Aquitaine
Gabriele Corrado
Bernard de Ventodour, troubadour of Provence
Marco Agostino
Countess Sybille, canoness, Raymonda's aunt
Sabina Galasso
Andrei II, King of Hungary
Luigi Saruggia
The White Lady, protector of the House of Doris
Sara Barbieri
Seneschal, in charge of the castle of Doris
Matteo Buongiorno
Verlé
Matthew Endicott
Soloists (Act I, scene II)
Antonella Albano
Serena Sarnataro
Saracen dance (Act II)
Beatrice Carbone
Marco Messina
Spanish dance
Emanuela Montanari
Fabio Saglibene
Mazurka (Act III)
Emanuela Montanari
Riccardo Massimi
Soloist Pas classique hongrois (Act III)
Daniela Cavalleri
Palotás
Beatrice Carbone
Andrea Volpintesta

Please Note

Massimo Murru will not be able to take part in Raymonda due to other work engagements scheduled during the rehearsal period of this major new production. Olesia Novikova, who will dance the lead role that was first performed by Pierina Legnani, will be partnered by Friedemann Vogel as Jean de Brienne and a new performer as Abderahman, who will be chosen by the Artistic Management amongst the company’s principal artists.

Libretto by Lidia Pashkova and Marius Petipa based on a medieval legend
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