Ballet

Pierre Lacotte's Marco Spada, music by Auber

David Hallberg (Marco Spada), Evguenia Obraztsova (Angela)... – Bolshoi Theater Corps de Ballet

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Cast

Damir Ismagilov — Lighting
David Hallberg — Marco Spada
Olga Smirnova — La Marquise Sampietri
Semion Chudin — Le Prince Frederici
Igor Tsvirko — Le Comte Pepinelli
Corps de Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Alexey Bogorad — Music director

Program notes

After its 1857 Paris Opera premiere, Joseph Mazilier’s Marco Spada (set to music by Auber with a libretto by Eugène Scribe) disappeared from the ballet repertoire for more than a century. Celebrated for bringing new life to forgotten masterpieces, Pierre Lacotte’s 1981 revival of the ballet featured a star cast, including Rudolf Nureyev in the title role and Ghislaine Thesmar (the choreographer’s wife) as his daughter. In 2014, the Bolshoi Theater ballet corps displayed its trademark virtuosity and artistry in this performance telling the tale of the cunning bandit who infiltrates the Italian aristocracy. After having plundered the area around Rome under the nose of its governor, Spada settles down in his castle to raise his daughter Angela, who, ignorant of her father’s double life, is absorbed by her lovers...

Photo: © Damir Yusupov

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Directed by:
Vincent Bataillon
Venue: Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia)
Production date: 2014
Duration: 2 h 5 min
Production: © Bel Air Media, Bolshoi Theater, Mezzo
Resolution: Full HD

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Saturday, March 23, 2024