Ballet

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

Mark Morris Dance Group

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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 notes

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.

As the work unfolds, the minimalist set design by Adrianna Lobel alternately contrasts with and complements the sobriety of the costumes, playing subtly on the use of color throughout. The ample space created by the decor, brimming with shadows and light, gives the Mark Morris Dance Group an immense canvas on which to project their stunning art—and the eclectic convergence of dance and music expresses the wide variety of moods and emotions inherent in the Baroque style, luminous and witty, certain to leave viewers with lasting joy!

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

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Sunday, June 30, 2024