For the New Year
Unusual ballet productions in Italy,
seen by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
A family evening at the ballet is almost a tradition for the holiday period between Christmas and Epiphany in Italy as well as in many other European countries. As seen previously (A Variety of Events, 31 December 2011) Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is a standard feature because it revolves around a children's story which can be given many interpretations. In this review, I focus only on two musical and ballet shows because they are quite peculiar as compared with traditional holiday ballet: the new Nutcracker production at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, and the Svetlana Zakharova Italian tour.
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has a new ballet director: Eleonora Abbagnato, Italian-born but a long time resident of Paris where she is étoile of the Opéra...
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