Zubin Mehta will be conducting La Scala's orchestra for a Stravinsky double-bill with the theatre's ballet company: Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.
Michel Fokine's choreography and Alexandre Benois' costumes and sets were created for the original production in 1911 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. This original version was last seen at La Scala twenty years ago.
Glen Tetley's Le Sacre du printemps was the first of his works to be presented by the La Scala Ballet, back in 1981, seven years after its creation. This outing marks the tenth anniversary of Tetley's passing.
The double-bill opens this evening for a run of seven performances. The first night cast sees Maurizio Licitra (replacing an indisposed Claudio Coviello) as Petrushka, the role created for Nijinsky. Nicoletta Manni is the Ballerina and Mick Zeni plays the Moor.
Photographs by Brescia and Amisano © Teatro alla Scala.
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