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“Notre-Dame de Paris”: On stage at the Rome Opera House

“Notre-Dame de Paris”: On stage at the Rome Opera House
“Notre-Dame de Paris”: On stage at the Rome Opera House

Tuesday 14 September at 20.00 on Costanzi Theater reopens to the public with Notre Dame of Paris”, ballet in two acts from the novel of the same name by Victor hugo, a masterpiece by one of the greatest exponents of the modern repertoire, Roland Petit, who signs libretto and choreography.

Al Costanzi it only went on stage in 1984 with the Ballet National from Marseille. Luigi Bonino, Artistic Director of the Roland Petit Repertoire, takes it up again for the first time with Corps de Ballet of the Opera House of Rome, directed by Eleonora Abbagnato. Exceptional guests Aigerim Beketayeva e Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (14, 16 and 18 September), both Principal Dancer dell’Astana Opera. The staging of the Opéra National de Bordeaux and Opéra de Paris is that of the 1965 premiere, with the original costumes created by the great couturier Yves Saint Laurent and the sober but monumental scenes of René Allio. The lights are of Jean-Michel Desire. The music of Maurice jarre, on a registered basis, was carried out by theOrchestra and from Choir of the Opera House of Rome in the concert broadcast live on Rai Radio3 on March 17, 2021, while it is closed to the public. On the podium the teacher Kevin Rhodes.

“Notre Dame of Paris” was the first creation of Roland Petit for theOpéra from Paris, an undisputed success since its debut. Small he was the protagonist, the very first interpreter of the role of Quasimodo. In 1965 on the stage of Palace garnish expressed the deformity of this character through dance. With him the famous bell ringer of the cathedral of Our Lady he loses his hump to turn into a tender and introverted boy, complexed because he has suffered an injury. He and the other two protagonists, Esmeralda e Frollo, are people rejected by society because they are different: in this theme lies the ingenious modernization work of the French choreographer and the dramatic relevance of this ballet. “Tell a great and beautiful storysaid Petit of his Notre-Dame de Paris. I have deliberately removed the anecdote and pantomime from it: I hope that the Middle Ages will vanish like Viollet-le-Duc and that, for the viewer, only the tragic tension of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece remains ”.

The 14, 16 e September 18, alongside the two exceptional guests, i Principal Dancer dell’Astana Opera Aigerim Beketayeva (Emerald) and Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (Quasimodo), they will dance Alessio Rezza (Frollo) e Giacomo Castellana (Phoebus).

The stars of the Roman company are entrusted with the replicas of 15, 17 and 19 September: Susanna Salvi Sara Esmeralda, Michele Satriano Quasimodo, Claudio Cocino Frollo e Simon and Phoebus. The corps de ballet is the French people, a true co-star, a glue for the main characters.

“Notre Dame of Paris”, after the “premiere” on Tuesday 14 September (8.00 pm), it returns to the stage on Wednesday 15 (20.00), Thursday 16 (20.00), Friday 17 (20.00), Saturday 18 (18.00), and Sunday 19 (16.30).

The Corps de Ballet will then be engaged in Giovanna D’Arco. The work of gave, the second title of the special pre-opening of the 2021/2022 season, will be staged from 17 to 24 October in a new staging entrusted to the musical reading of Daniele Gatti and to the imaginative stage vision of Davide Livermore.

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