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Publishing Date : October 26 2009

Editor : Hardy Classic

Recording : Hardy Classic

Duration : 110 minutes

Music : Daniel François Esprit Auber

Mise en scne : Pierre Lacotte

Choreography : Pierre Lacotte

At the time of its creation in 1857 at the Paris Opera, Marco Spada was a great success. Remounted by Pierre Lacotte for the Rome Opera, this fresh and joyous ballet about a big-hearted bandit greatly interested Rudolf Nureyev who wanted to dance it. With a peal of laughter, Pierre Lacotte had Nureyev sign a contract on a piece of a paper tablecloth to stay during the three weeks of rehearsal necessary to participate in this creation and to
interpret this role made to measure for him. Nureyev had a lot of
fun playing the bandit and the father, with comic inspiration and
resolute vitality.