Swan Lake in Milano at the Teatro della Scala
Date: From 15 to 27 September 2023
The most moving Tchaikovsky, the best-loved ballet; after nine years, Rudolf Nureyev’s version of this masterpiece returns to Piermarini’s stage. When ‘his’ Swan Lake debuted at La Scala in 1990, Nureyev reserved the key, equivocal, specular roles of Wolfgang/Rothbart for himself. But for the Prince he created challenging variations, putting him at the nexus of all the dramaturgical threads. The precious, historical scenes and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino modulate lights and colours in a Monet-esque reinterpretation of the romantic music, representing Tchaikovsky’s shining white swans on the peaceful yet troubled waters’ garden of Giverny.
On LaScalaTv, 27 September from 19:45 CET