Teatro Real: Antonio Gades: Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding)
Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding), choreographed by Antonio Gades in 1974, depicts the story written by Federico Garcia Lorca of a bride who, on her wedding night, runs away with her former lover, now a married man with a child of his own.
Claudio Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea
At the centre of events is the power-crazed Poppea. She aspires to the top level of the hierarchy and seduces Emperor Nero. He is totally captivated by Poppea and does everything possible to marry her, even if it leads to murder.
A Swan Lake
Choreographer Alexander Ekman filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000 rubber ducks.
The small guy with his mustache, his bowler hat and his bamboo cane is world-famous. However, who is the man behind this figure? Mario Schröder wondered the same thing when choreographing “Chaplin”.
Smoke and Mirrors
Named “Critic’s Choice” by the Los Angeles Times, Smoke and Mirrors is a heartfelt comedy-drama with mind-bending magic. Created by and starring actor Albie Selznick (“Castle”,“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Young and Restless”, “Dexter”, etc.) and Magician (Lifetime member of Hollywood’s Magic Castle), Smoke and Mirrors is a semi-autobiographical, fantastical, coming-of-age story about a boy who uses magic to escape reality and face the world after the death of his father.
Mariinsky: George Balanchine: Jewels
The Mariinsky Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet company with an astonishing heritage. Before emigrating to the West, George Balanchine studied in St Petersburg and was a member of the Mariinsky.
Haydn: Orlando Paladino
"Orlando Paladino", written in 1782, was Haydn's most famous opera during his lifetime, with thirty performances in Esterháza in the first two years after its composition. The libretto, a "drama eroicomico", gives scope to Haydn's frequently puckish sense of humor, as well as for his inventive melodic expression.
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