Opening Night – 17 September 2019
|Duke of Courland||Alessandro Grillo|
|Principess Bathilde||Marta Romagna|
|Giselle's mother||Beatrice Carbone|
|Peasants Pas de deux||Martina Arduino, Nicola Del Freo|
|Giselle's friends||Alessia Auriemma, Christelle Cennerelli, Stefania Ballone, Marta Gerani, Agnese Di Clemente, Denise Gazzo|
|Myrtha, Queen of the Willis||Maria Celeste Losa|
|Two Willis||Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari|
And in rehearsal…
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.
Such a comfort to see Mr. Hallberg rebounding from his injuries. The entire cast looks absolutely beautiful. Wish I had been there! The photography is stunning.
I came over especially for this performance with my daughter from the UK. It was as good as the photos show. I have plenty of DVD’s of Svetlana Zakharova, but have never seen her live. She was beautiful. I saw Mr Hallberg at The ROH in May this year in Romeo and Juliet, and he is exceptional, with such an amazing stage presence. The whole company got a wonderful, and well deserved reception. It was a really memorable evening.