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ballet L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by Mark Morris, music by Handel Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Group

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by Mark Morris, music by Handel Mark Morris Dance Group

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Grace and ingenuity come together in this ballet by esteemed choreographer Mark Morris, whose vision takes center stage at the Teatro Real de Madrid in L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, brought to life by exquisite dancers inspired by Handel's pastoral ode. Soloists Sarah-Jane Brandon, Elizabeth Watts, James Gilchrist, and Andrew Foster-Williams sing the poetry of John Milton, accompanied by the theatre's choir and orchestra under the esteemed maestra Jane Glover.

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Cast

  • Mark Morris | Choreographer
  • Adrianne Lobel | Set designer
  • Christine Van Loon | Costumes
  • James F. Ingalls | Lighting designer
  • Sarah-Jane Brandon | Soprano
  • Elizabeth Watts | Soprano
  • James Gilchrist | Tenor
  • Andrew Foster-Williams | Baritone
  • Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real de Madrid
  • Andrés Máspero | Chorus director
  • Jane Glover | Conductor

Program

  • George Frideric Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
    • Part 1: "Hence loathed Melancholy" (Tenor I)
    • Part 1: "Hence vain deluding joyes" (Soprano I)
    • Part 1: "Come, thou Goddess" (Soprano II)
    • Part 1: "Come, rather, Goddess" (Soprano III)
    • Part 1: "Haste thee, nymph" (Tenor I)
    • Part 1: "Haste thee, nymph" (Chorus)
    • Part 1: "Come, and trip it" (Tenor II, Chorus)
    • Part 1: "Come, pensive nun" (Soprano III)
    • Part 1: "Come, but keep thy wonted state" (Soprano I) - "Join with thee" (Chorus)
    • Part 1: "There held in holy passion still"
    • Part 1: "Hence, loathed Melancholy" (Tenor) - "And if I give the honour due" (Soprano IV)
    • Part 1: "Mirth, admit me of thy crew"
    • Part 1: "First, and chief, on golden wing" (Soprano I)
    • Part 1: "Sweet bird, that shun’st the noise of folly"
    • Part 1: "If I give thee honour due" (Tenor II)
    • Part 1: "Oft on a plat of rising ground" (Soprano III)
    • Part 1: "Far from all resort of Mirth" (Soprano II)
    • Part 1: "If I give thee honour due" (Tenor II)
    • Part 1: "Let me wander, not unseen"
    • Part 1: "Mountains, on whose barren breast"
    • Part 1: "Or let the merry bells" (Soprano IV) - "And young and old come" (Chorus)
    • Part 2: "Hence, vain deluding joys" (Soprano III)
    • Part 2: "Thus night oft see me" (Soprano I)
    • Part 2: "Populous cities" (Bass, Chorus)
    • Part 2: "There let Hymen oft appear" (Tenor II)
    • Part 2: "Me, when the sun begins to fling" (Soprano I)
    • Part 2: "I'll to the well-trod stage anon" (Tenor I)
    • Part 2: "And ever against eating cares" (Soprano II)
    • Part 2: "But let my due feet never fail" (Soprano I)
    • Part 2: "There let the pealing organ blow" (Chorus) - "And let their sweetness" (Soprano I)
    • Part 2: "May at last my weary age" (Soprano) - "These pleasures, Melancholy, give" (Soprano I, Chorus)

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Vincent Bataillon
  • Venue: Teatro Real de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Production date: 2014
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min
  • Production: © Naxos
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