San Francisco Opera: Heggie: Moby-Dick
Starring as the fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain whose descent into madness puts his crew in mortal danger is Jay Hunter Morris. Mr. Morris also recently made headlines by taking over the title role of Wagner's Siegfried both at San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers conducts a cast of brilliant singing actors.
Greek mythology meets cutting-edge contemporary ballet in a captivating live performance. Modern dance brings to life the classic tale of Theseus and the Minotaur, featuring an eclectic range of music from Johann Sebastian Bach to Nine Inch Nails.
A Musical Theatre by Alain Platel. For years, the tension between the group and the individual has been the central theme in Platel’s performances. In C(H)OEURS, so far his biggest project, he examines – together with his dancers and the Teatro Real choir – how ‘dangerously beautiful’ a group can be.
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker from a different point of view – very refreshing, very unusual, very hip hop. This is what the French choreographer Bouba Landrille Tchouda makes out of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s romantic and moving composition.
Stars of Beijing Circus: The Legend of Mulan
There is no question of traditional and contemporary circus but a unique form that relies on history to overcome it and will propose that the circus tomorrow. Discover the most ancient Chines legend Mulan by Stars of Beijing Circus. This gigantic fresco has been a great success. This is a blockbuster circus.
Coppelia is the most classic of the French Ballets. Created in 1870 at the Opera de Paris, it fed on the evolution of the society and on the choregrapher's imagination. Here is a "sparkling" version modernized and pacey. The action takes place in the America of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Jérôme Robbins. Style and spirit of the musicals of Broadway, Hollywood fantasy... and 40 dancers!
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