Társulat

Riccardo Drigo

Composer

(1846-1930)
Riccardo Drigo studied at the Venice Conservatory. Before he left for Russia in 1878, he had established a reputation as a composer and conductor in Padua where his opera Don Pedro di Portogallo was performed in 1868. His first ballet composition was for a series of additional new dances for Marius Petipa’s 1886 revival of Jules Perrot’s Esmeralda, including the now-famous pas de deux Diana and Acteon. This was followed by the scores for Lev Ivanov’s The Enchanted Forest (1887), Petipa’s three-act ballet The Talisman (1889), and Ivanov’s The Magic Flute (1893) and The Awakening of Flora (1894). He was commissioned by the Prince of Monaco to write the score for an opera-ballet La Cote d’Azur, which received its world premiere in Monte Carlo in 1895. For the coronation festivities of Tsar Nicholas II in Moscow in 1896, he wrote the score for Petipa’s The Pearl. In 1899, he provided the music for the now-famous interpolated pas de deux for Petipa’s revival of Le Corsaire. He remained in Russia for forty years, becoming the conductor of the Italian Opera in St. Petersburg in 1879, from which post he resigned in 1886 to become conductor and composer to the Imperial Ballet, a post he held until 1917. He worked with most of the leading dancers and choreographers in Russia at that time, and conducted the first performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (1890) and The Nutcracker (1892), as well as the first performance of Glazunov’s Raymonda (1898).

Performances

April 11. 18:00
classic ballet 16 rehearsal
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
April 13. 11:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
April 14. 11:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
April 14. 19:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
April 20. 11:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
April 20. 19:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
05. Hágai Katalin season ticket
April 21. 19:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
27. Pártay Lilla season ticket
April 24. 19:00
classic ballet 16
Tamás Solymosi – Albert Mirzoyan – Irina Prokofieva – Jiří Kylián – Harald Lander

CLASSICAL BRAVURA

Hungarian State Opera
06. Dózsa Imre season ticket
June 20. 18:00
classic ballet 12 rehearsal
Anna-Marie Holmes – Tamás Solymosi / Adolphe Adam

LE CORSAIRE

Hungarian State Opera
June 22. 11:00
classic ballet 12
Anna-Marie Holmes – Tamás Solymosi / Adolphe Adam

LE CORSAIRE

Hungarian State Opera
09. Pongor Ildikó season ticket
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June 22. 19:00
classic ballet 12
Anna-Marie Holmes – Tamás Solymosi / Adolphe Adam

LE CORSAIRE

Hungarian State Opera
05. Hágai Katalin season ticket
June 28. 19:00
classic ballet 12
Anna-Marie Holmes – Tamás Solymosi / Adolphe Adam

LE CORSAIRE

Hungarian State Opera
06. Dózsa Imre season ticket
June 29. 11:00
classic ballet 12
Anna-Marie Holmes – Tamás Solymosi / Adolphe Adam

LE CORSAIRE

Hungarian State Opera
18. Kiss-B. Atilla season ticket
June 30. 19:00
classic ballet 12
Anna-Marie Holmes – Tamás Solymosi / Adolphe Adam

LE CORSAIRE

Hungarian State Opera
15. Szakály György season ticket