There is a rare opportunity to see Amedeo Amodio and Emanuele Luzzati's glorious Nutcracker which has been dusted down and is ready to conqueror Italian ballet-goers once again.
The famous production is from 1989, when Elisabetta Terabust and Vladimir Derevianko created the roles of Clara and Prince.
At the Arcimboldi Theatre in Milan on 2 and 3 December, New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder will dance with Alessandro Macario, principal dancer with Teatro San Carlo in Naples; on 4 December Rebecca Bianchi and Alessio Rezza from Rome Opera Ballet will head the cast. Soloists and corps de ballet assembled by Daniele Cipriani Entertainment for the national tour.
All photos © Fotografie Massimo Danza
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.