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Coq d´Or in Paris


PARIS:  Ballets Russes is in 2013 presenting the opera/ballet by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Coq d´Or, Conducted by Alevtina IOFFE, at Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris. The new production was premiered in Moscow in March, and is now ready to visit Paris 9-12. July. Les Saisons Russes XXI Century. 

COQ D’OR photo by Valeria Komissarova

By Tomas Bagackas.

The version that Paris shall enjoy was premiered in Moscow 26. Avril 2013 in a version Opéra-Ballet by the Orchestra, the Choire, the Ballet and the Soloistes from Théâtre National “Natalia Sats” de Moscou.

Original choreography by Michael Fokine. renewed by Gali ABAIDULOV. Scenography and costumes by Natalia Gontchareva. Leading dancing soloists: Ilse LIEPA, Pavel OKUNEV.

Artistic management: Andris LIEPA and George ISAAKYAN. 

The Golden Cockerel (Russian: Золотой петушокZolotoy petushok) is an opera in three acts, with short prologue and even shorter epilogue, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Its libretto, byVladimir Belsky, derives from Alexander Pushkin´s 1834 poem The Tale of the  Golden Cockerel, which in turn is based on two chapters of  Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving.

The opera was completed in 1907 and premiered in 1909 in Moscow, after the composer’s death. Outside Russia it has often been performed in French as Le coq d’or. It was presented in Paris in 1914 by The Ballets Russes de Diaghilev. It is extraordinary that Les Saisons Russes XXI Century, directed by Andris LIEPA is bringing us Le Coq d´Or as their participation of the 100 years jubilee for the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris.

Performances 9. 10. 11. 12. July 2013. at 8 PM.

 

 

 

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