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Nov282017

The Lovers' Garden

The Lovers' Garden ballet. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Choreographed by Massimiliano Volpini. The Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala is directed and staged 2016 by Mauro Bigonzetti at the Teatro alla Scala. Stars Nicoletta Manni (A Woman), Roberto Bolle (A Man), Marta Romagna (Queen of the Night), Claudio Coviello (Don Giovanni), Christian Fagetti (Leporello), Mick Zeni (Il Conte di Almaviva), Emanuela Montanari (Rosina), Walter Madau (Figaro), Antonella Albano (Susanna), Valerio Lunadei (Guglielm), Angelo Greco (Ferrando), Vittoria Valerio (Fiordiligi), and Marta Gerani (Dorabella). Features the following string quartet members and soloists of the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala: Francesca Manara and Daniele Pascoletti (violin), Simonide Braconi (viola), Massimo Polidori (cello), Andrea Manco (flute), Fabian Thouand (oboe), and Fabrizio Meloni (basset clarinet). Set and costume design by Erika Carretta; lighting design by Marco Filibeck. Released 2018, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

A mash up of Mozart chamber and opera music with new choreography for the Ballet alla Scala ---an intriguing idea! No good YT clip so far.

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