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Marguerite and Armand - Concerto DSCH

From 3 to 23 May 2012

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes intermissions included

Notes on the performancesOpen 
History and modernity: the season’s core themes combined in an exciting double bill.

Marguerite and Armand. “In the final moments of her fatal illness, the Lady of the Camellias relives moments from her tragic existence.” Inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Frederick Ashton’s revered ballet celebrates the great school of English tradition and harks back to the unforgettable theatrical partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, who starred in the ballet to great acclaim at La Scala in 1966. Ashton choreographed the piece specifically for the two world-famous dancers, condensing the plot into a prologue and four scenes, with elegant sets, projections and costumes by renowned photographer Cecil Beaton.

Concerto DSCH. From Liszt we move to Dmitri Shostakovich, or DSCH, as the composer would abbreviate his name: letters that spell out four musical notes in German notation. This was the title chosen in 2008 by Alexei Ratmansky, one of today’s most talented and highly rated choreographers, for this New York City Ballet production. Bursting with energy, lyricism, virtuosity and profound musicality, this season sees the premiere of the work by the La Scala company. Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 was penned for the 19th birthday of the composer’s son Maxim, and is a work full of joy and hope, inspired by the end of the Stalinist era. Ratmansky’s lively choreography captures the essence of the music. In the lyrical couple, the virtuoso trio of two men and one woman, and a delicate romantic intermezzo, the ballet harbours energy and surprise, attesting to the originality of its choreographer.

La Scala étoiles Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle and Massimo Murru will star in select performances of this double bill.

Direction 

Conductor
David Coleman
Piano
Davide Cabassi

 

Marguerite and Armand
Production of the Academic musical Theatre “Stanislavskij - Nemirovič-Dančenko” of Moscow
Choreography
Frederick Ashton
Staging revival
Grant Coyle
Music
Franz Liszt
Arranged by
Dudley Simpson
Sets and costumes
Cecil Beaton
Lights
John B. Read
Concerto DSCH
New production Teatro alla Scala
Choreography
Alexei Ratmansky
Assistant to the choreographer
Tatiana Ratmansky
Music
Dmitrij Šostakovič
Costumes
Holly Hynes
Lights
Mark Stanley

Étoiles 

Marguerite and Armand
Svetlana Zakharova
3, 5, 8
Roberto Bolle
3, 5, 8
Massimo Murru
18, 20, 23
Concerto DSCH
Svetlana Zakharova
3, 5, 8

Detailed cast 

Thursday 3 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Svetlana Zakharova
Armand
Roberto Bolle
The Father
Mick Zeni
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Svetlana Zakharova - Eris Nezha
Alessandra Vassallo - Antonino Sutera - Federico Fresi
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Friday 4 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Marta Romagna
Armand
Gabriele Corrado
The Father
Alessandro Grillo
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Francesca Podini-Gabriele Corrado
Antonella Albano - Maurizio Licitra - Claudio Coviello
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Saturday 5 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Svetlana Zakharova
Armand
Roberto Bolle
The Father
Mick Zeni
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Svetlana Zakharova - Eris Nezha
Alessandra Vassallo - Antonino Sutera - Federico Fresi
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Tuesday 8 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Svetlana Zakharova
Armand
Roberto Bolle
The Father
Mick Zeni
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Francesca Podini-Gabriele Corrado
Antonella Albano - Maurizio Licitra - Claudio Coviello
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Thursday 10 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Petra Conti
Armand
Eris Nezha
The Father
Alessandro Grillo
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Francesca Podini-Gabriele Corrado
Antonella Albano - Maurizio Licitra - Claudio Coviello
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Friday 18 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Emanuela Montanari
Armand
Massimo Murru
The Father
Andrea Volpintesta
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Petra Conti – Eris Nezha
Antonella Albano - Maurizio Licitra - Claudio Coviello
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Sunday 20 May 2012 - 3 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Emanuela Montanari
Armand
Massimo Murru
The Father
Andrea Volpintesta
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Francesca Podini-Gabriele Corrado
Stefania Ballone – Antonino Sutera – Federico Fresi
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Wednesday 23 May 2012 - 8 pm
MARGUERITE AND ARMAND
Marguerite
Emanuela Montanari
Armand
Massimo Murru
The Father
Andrea Volpintesta
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
CONCERTO DSCH
Francesca Podini-Gabriele Corrado
Stefania Ballone – Antonino Sutera – Federico Fresi
And the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
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