Svetlana Zakharova

AMORE

14 | 15 October

Teatro Comunale

EVENT CONCLUDED

Svetlana Zakharova, the best dancer of her generation, opens the new dance season of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.The prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow and étoile of La Scala, Milan, is presenting her latest project Amore comprising three pieces: the romantic Francesca da Rimini, the enthralling Rain Before it falls and the light-hearted Strokes through the tail.Works by outstanding choreographers for a thrilling evening with the Russian star, soloists and principal dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Orchestra Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Francesca da Rimini

CHOREOGRAPHY

The choreographer Yuri Possokhov brings to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna the story of Francesca da Rimini, the muse who has inspired writers, painters and musicians since the time of Dante.
The two characters really did exist. Reading the stories of Guinevere and Lancelot together, Paolo and Francesca fall in love, but are discovered by her husband, who kills them both. Dante sends them down to the Second Circle of hell for the lustful, for eternity.

cast

FRANCESCA

GUARDIANI DELL’INFERNO

Karim Abdullin
Vasilij Danilčuk
Fuad Mammadov

PAOLO

Denis Rodkin

DAME DI CORTE

Ana Turazašvili
Anastasija Ermolaeva
Anna Balukova
Anna Grigoreva
Oksana Šarova

GIOVANNI

Michail Lobuchin

Music Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Duration 26 minutes

STAGE

Marija Tregubova

VIDEO

Oleg Serebrjakov

Costumi DESIGN

Igor’ Čapurin

LIGHTING DESIGN

Sergej Ševčenko

 

MON | 14 | OCT | Turno E | H: 20.30
TUE | 15 | OCT | Turno F| H: 20.30

Libretto

Jean Francois Vazelle

Rain before it falls

CHOREOGRAPHY

What I was hoping to find was just a dream, an illusion, a chimera: like rain before it falls.

“Being with Svetlana Zakharova in the studio gives you the impression that you have walked into the Forbidden City and the last empress of China invites you to dance. That is how it feels.” Patrick De Bana 

CAST

Music Johann Sebastian Bach, Ottorino Respighi, Carlos Pino-Quintana
Duration 23 minutes

Strokes through the tail

Costum DESIGN

Stephanie Baeuerle

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

Marguerite Donlon brings to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna a choreography inspired by Mozart’s Symphony no. 40.

Intrigued by Mozart’s technique of musical notation, Marguerite Donlon has created a choreography in which the dancers embody the structure of this notation, revealing all the genius and sense of humour of the composer.

CAST

Karim Abdullin
Vasilij Danilčuk
Fuad Mammadov

Michail Lobuchin

Artemy Belyakov

Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duration 18 minutes

CostumE DESIGN

Igor’ Čapurin

LIGHTING DESIGN

Sergej Ševčenko