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Ensemble

Very Elegant

Minkus' 'Don Quixote' in Rome,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Christmas and New Year is the period when all major opera houses stage ballet, either with their own ballet formation (if they have one) or by inviting a ballet company. Ballet is often the ideal family show as well as a way to introduce children to the dress code and the behavior expected when in one of the Temples of Music. Thus, programs feature Giselle, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and so on. After a series of performances of The Nutcracker in its smaller house (Teatro Nazionale), Rome's Teatro dell'Opera chose a revival of the Petipa-Minkus' Don Quixote for the main house; three couples of principals alternate for some twelve performances until 5 January 2013...

Copyright © 30 December 2012 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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TEATRO DELL'OPERA

ROME

ITALY

BALLET

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

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