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PEER GYNT

Peer Gynt

Performances
08:00 PM
PREMIERE
Series Ballet Premiere
08:00 PM
Series P Ballet Subs.
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Series O Mini Subs.
08:00 PM
Invitation La Scala
08:00 PM
Series R Ballet Subs.
08:00 PM
Series M Mini Subs.
Ballet

Peer Gynt

Edward Clug
From 8 to 18 April 2025
2 hours and 5 minutes circa intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala Academy Chorus

Teatro alla Scala New Production

ChoreographyEDWARD CLUG
MusicEDVARD GRIEG
SetsMARKO JAPELJ
CostumesLEO KULAŠ
LightsTOMAŽ PREMZL
ConductorVICTORIEN VANOOSTEN

In brief

For the first time Edward Clug’s Peer Gynt debuts at La Scala, a narrative yet oneiric ballet with an evocative theatrical structure that accompanies the physical and inner journey of this legendary figure from Nordic folklore, a dramatic character among the most complex to come out of Ibsen’s pen. A powerful and compelling work, born of research into the great playwright’s text and Grieg’s music in order to unite their respective inspirations, overcoming the limitations of each. Clug has created a new libretto that follows Ibsen’s narrative chronologically and combines Grieg’s stage music for Peer Gynt with his other famous concert and chamber pieces for a dynamic and coherent development of the narrative. By fusing the artistic worlds of Ibsen and Grieg, a new ensemble is created, and a landscape with many doors: Clug has chosen his own, which he opens to audience and invites them to walk through them, to enter a new experience of contemporary ballet.