La Scala

The Lover's Garden

In Cinemas 12, 13, 14 & 17 Aug 2016
Cast
Nicoletta Manni, Roberto Bolle, Marta Romagna, Claudio Coviello, Christian Fagetti, Walter Madau, Antonella Albano, Mick Zeni
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography
Massimiliano Volpini
Designs
Erika Carretta
Duration
1h39
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 9 Apr 2016
Not to be missed. The contemporary masters of the twenty-first century take on the eighteenth century... the bodies of the dancers intent to reveal a kind of revival of the typical dalliances of that distant time. Volpini confirms his genius talent.
Marco Argentina, GIORNALE DELLE DANZA

New Production! La Scala superstar étoile Roberto Bolle and prima ballerina Nicoletta Manni star in this world premiere production, with a new choreography by Massimiliano Volpini.

In the garden of a Baroque villa, a chamber orchestra is playing Mozart’s wonderful quartets and quintets, and everywhere is pervaded with echoes and references to the composer’s world. As if by magic or conjured by the imagination, figures emerge from the shadows of the labyrinthine garden: they are Mozart’s characters, and they play with – or perhaps make fun of – the guests at the party, embroiling them in their well-known amorous dalliances.

With lightness and irony, this journey into the universe of Mozart tips its hat to the 1700s also with the scenery and costumes, and fills the garden with fun and passionate virtuoso dances, which follow each other dynamically and quickly with constant changes in the mood. Like in a dream where everything is jumbled together, where reality and illusion merge.

 

La Scala

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