Notes & Reviews:
The last great work from the glorious era of the Imperial ballets has never before been performed by the La Scala ballet. Based on a medieval legend, the libretto had all the ingredients needed to spark the imagination of the young Alexander Glazunov in his first ballet score. Marius Petipa complemented it with an enormously rich and endless succession of dances, classical variations, exotic dances and character dances, with a grandiose finale, lyrical pas de deux and a heavily featured corps de ballet. Drawing on notation from the Harvard archives, La Scala presents the last great work from the glory days of the Imperial Ballet.
Here we have a modern (re)production of another classic ballet. Immense and painstaking research and massive - and obviously expensive - resources have gone into La Scala's 2012 recreation of Glazunov's Raymonda. It's as close to the original 1898 St Petersburg production as we are ever likely to see and is an absolute treat - especially in fabulous Blu-ray quality - for both eyes and ears.
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Works DetailsGlazunov, Alexander : Raymonda, Op. 57
- Performers: Olesia Novikova (Dancer); Mick Zeni (Dancer); Friedemann Vogel (Dancer)
- Conductor: Michail Jurowski
- Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Ballet
- Written: 1896-1897