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Scènes de ballet / Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / Frühlingsstimmen / Das Lied von der Erde

Tuesday, 19. February 2013
07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nationaltheater

Duration est. 2 hours 30 minutes · Scènes de ballet, Isadora, Frühlingsstimmen (est. 07:30 pm - 08:15 pm ) · Interval (est. 08:15 pm - 08:45 pm ) · Lied von der Erde (est. 08:45 pm - 09:45 pm )

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Musikalische Leitung
Myron Romanul

Scènes de ballet

Choreographie
Frederick Ashton
Musik
Igor Strawinsky
Bühne und Kostüme
André Beaurepaire
Licht
John B. Read

Solistin
Daria Sukhorukova
Solist
Maxim Chashchegorov

Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan

Choreographie
Frederick Ashton
Musik
Johannes Brahms

Solistin
Séverine Ferrolier
Klavier
Maria Babanina

Frühlingsstimmen

Choreographie
Frederick Ashton
Musik
Johann Strauß

Solistin
Mai Kono
Solist
Karen Azatyan

Das Lied von der Erde

Choreographie
Kenneth MacMillan
Musik
Gustav Mahler
Bühne und Kostüme
Nicholas Georgiadis
Licht
John B. Read

Die Frau
Ekaterina Petina
Der Mann
Cyril Pierre
Der Ewige
Lukáš Slavický
Von der Jugend
Giuliana Bottino
Von der Schönheit
Mia Rudić
Mezzosopran
Okka von der Damerau
Tenor
Herbert Lippert
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The critics were in agreement about the high caliber and artistic significance of the choreographers for this first premiere evening of the "Very British!?" season. "On the one hand, the pompous, Edwardian elegance of Ashton who peppers his airy choreography with irony and dry humor, on the other, the proletarian, earthy and sometimes depressing and full of drama-ridden furiousness of MacMillan - Two key figures in choreography of the 20th century Great Britain. They embody distinct opposites who attract and continue the legacy of Ninette Valois at the strictly classical, Russian oriented Royal Ballet and Marie Rambert, an early catalyst of modern currents." (Die Welt)

Naturally, the emotional and intellectual resonance to the evening’s mixed bill was diverse. While some perceived the brilliant play on form of Scènes de Ballet as lacking in emotional content, others complained that Song of the Earth's, focusing on the vast depth of the human soul, to drown in an abundance of such. Not it any way does this belittle the entertainment value of this evening full of musical and choreographic highlights. Interspersed between these two major works of English repertory, are two Ashton miniatures: His waltzing reminiscence of Anna Pavlova and her modern counterpart, Isadora Duncan is performed barefoot with an eclectic range of emotions: raging passion, power, blissfulness and glimpses of revolution peeking through. Voices of Spring pas de deux, another miniature from the mastermind of Frederick Ashton, stays true to the spirit of the music: overflowing with joy and a celebratory gala mood. – that´s all.

 

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Biographies

Myron Romanul was born in Baltimore and studied in Boston. Debut as piano Soloist with the Boston Symphony Orcherstra at age of 11.

Performed as a Soloist and member of Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Mazur, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and others. Won Grammy Award with New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble in 1973 for Best Classical Chamber Music.

Assistant Music Director, Boston Lyric Opera
Principal Conductor Boston Ballet
Conductor & Solo Pianist, Stuttgart Ballet, 1985-1990
2. Kapellmeister & Assistant GMD, Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe, 1990-1994
1. Kapellmeister & Stellvertreter GMD, Staatstheater Mainz, 1994-1997
1. Kapellmeister, Aalto Theater Essen
Music Director, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, since 1985
Principal Guest Conductor, Central Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, since 1985
Guest Conductor, Ankara State Theater, since 1999
Also plays Cimbalom (Hungarian dulcimer), performed with Pierre Boulez & Speculum Musicae, and recorded film score to Gorky Park

 

Guest Conductor at the Opéra national du Rhin and in Metz, both in France and at the His Majesty's Theater in Perth, Australia.

Myron Romanul has been conducting performances at both the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayerisches Staatsballett since 1987. At the Bayerisches Staatsballett Romanul conducted, amongst others, The Taming of the Shrew, Onegin, Don Quijote, Balanchines Brahms-Schönberg Quartett, Jacopo Godanis After DarkThe Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and La Bayadère. He also took over the musical direction of numerous premieres such as Die Silberne RoseBombana/Simon/Godani and Le CorsaireHelden, Der gelbe Klang and Le Sacre du printemps.

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