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#1 MinkusPugni

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 12:21 AM

In which productions do they stage which parts as which acts?

Paris Opera is:

Act I, Scene I - Indian Temple
Act I, Scene II - Rajah's Palace
Act II - Betrothel of Gamzatti and Solor
Act III - Kingdom of the Shades


Australian Ballet's one is:

Act I - Forest Outside a Temple
Act II - The Rajah's Palace
Act III - Betrothel
Act IV - Kingdom of the Shades


On my CD it says:

Act I, Scene I - Forest Outside a Temple
Act I, Scene II - Betrothel
Act II - Kingdom of the Shades
Act III - Marriage of Gamzatti and Solor
But this can't be right as it makes for a very long first act and a very short third act.

What other productions are there that differ from these and what is the original?

#2 rg

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 06:04 AM

the original 1877 production was in 4 acts, 7 scenes, with apotheosis.
makarova's indeed follows the order given on the CD, which does make the first act the longest. tho' as indicated she does cut the already mentioned numbers from that act. (for a period her production at ABT even cut the d'jampe/djampo dance from her 'rivals' scene in the rajah's palace, but she later restored it)
wiley's A CENTURY OF RUSSIAN BALLET reprints the original libretto in full, pp. 293 - 303.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 07:28 PM

On my CD it says:

Act I, Scene I - Forest Outside a Temple
Act I, Scene II - Betrothel
Act II - Kingdom of the Shades
Act III - Marriage of Gamzatti and Solor
But this can't be right as it makes for a very long first act and a very short third act.

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what CD do you speak of?


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