Jacques Offenbach, Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij, Frédéric Chopin
Composer Jacques Offenbach
Adaptation Manuel Rosenthal
Choreography Maurice Béjart
revivev by Piotr Nardelli, Micha van Hoecke
Sets and Costumes Thierry Bosquet
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Composer Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Choreography George Balanchine
In the night
Composer Frédéric Chopin
Choreography Jerome Robbins
Giuseppe Picone, Alessandro Riga
ORCHESTRA E CORPO DI BALLO DEL TEATRO DELL’OPERA
Léonide Massine created Gaîte parisienne in 1938 for the company Ballet Russe de Montecarlo of which he became that year the artistic director. The Ballet, set in a fashionable cafè during the second French Empire, includes an ample variety of dance (from the cancan to the quadrilles) justified by the presence of characters belonging to diverse social classes. The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma hosted the ballet in 1980 in the version choreographed by M.Béjart and interpreted by the company directed by him, Ballet du XXèmè Siècle.
When, in 1953 in the archives of the Bolshoi Theatre, a piece of music composed by Tchaikovsky for the third act of Swan Lake was discovered which had never been published with the rest of the original score, George Balanchine requested and obtained permission to use it for his own choreography for the New York City Ballet (1960). The pas de deux is an example of the poetry that inspired all of the activities of the American Choreographer, leading to the achievement of the greatest expressive capacities of dance through the strengthening of the same constructive elements and their formal purity. This was followed in the Teatro in 1980/1981 by two performers of international fame in Elisabetta Terabust e Peter Schaufuss and later at the Teatro Brancaccio in 1987 by Stefania Minardo and Raffaele Paganini.
In the night, a ballet in four movements by Robbins, made its debut in New York on the 29th January, 1970 at the State Theatre with the New York City Ballet. The sublime nocturnes of Chopin accompany three young couples through their contrasting relationships.