Winterreise by Angelin Preljocaj
New commission from Teatro alla Scala in Milan – runs from 24 January to 9 March 2019
Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Antonella Albano, Alessandra Vassallo, Stefania Ballone, Chiara Fiandra, Agnese Di Clemente, Giulia Lunardi, Benedetta Montefiore, Marco Agostino, Christian Fagetti, Matteo Gavazzi, Marco Messina, Eugenio Lepera, Andrea Risso.
Schubert’s masterpiece, Winterreise (A Winter Journey), traces an introspective journey of the soul.
Following an absence of several years, Angelin Preljocaj, an eclectic and sensitive choreographer, returns to La Scala Ballet in a new creation that will be staged as a world première as part of a successful and stimulating series of chamber ballets.
Immersing themselves in the emotive musical atmosphere of Schubert’s 24 Lieder, the artists of La Scala Ballet become a vehicle for the emotions provoked by the magical fusion of words and music interpreted by James Vaughan on the piano and bass-baritone Thomas Tatzl, who makes his debut at La Scala.
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.