Vasily Vainonen / Michael Messerer / Boris Asafyev

The Flames of Paris

classic ballet 12

February 14., Sunday 11:00

Erkel Theatre

Classical ballet in two acts

Set in the time of the French Revolution and sweeping in its power and tempo, Flames of Paris could be called one of the most successful Soviet ballets; at the initial performances, every last member of the audience stood up and joined the artists in singing La Marseillaise.
In that time and place this joint effort by the composer, the librettists and the choreographer to create a genuine ballet drama was considered innovative. This emblematic ballet story requires the dancers simultaneously to be capable of demonstrating a high level of skill at both classical ballet technique and character portrayal. At the Budapest Opera it was last put on in 1977, now Michael Messerer reconceives the piece for the Hungarian National Ballet.

(The casting will be done by the right holder at a later point.)

Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
Feb. 14, 2021
Start time
11 a.m.
End time
1:15 p.m.
Choreography after Vasily Vainonen
Michael Messerer
Composer
Boris Asafyev
Libretto
Volkov Nikolay Dmitrijev Vaszilij
Staging ballet master
Michael Messerer
Set designer
Viacheslav Okunev
Costume designer
Nóra Rományi
Company répétiteur
Mária Aradi Imre Dózsa Albert Mirzoyan Ildikó Pongor Irina Prokofieva Attila Szakács

Events

Premiere: Feb. 5, 2021

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