Posted 07 June 2001 - 02:23 PM
Also, does anyone know who wrote the score?
Posted 07 June 2001 - 02:54 PM
I should look this up in a reference, but from memory, the score is by Henze and I know that Ondine was revived in the late 1980's - I saw it in London in 1988 with Cynthia Harvey in the lead, guesting from ABT - the ballet was revived on Maria Almeida and Johnathan Cope, I think.
Posted 07 June 2001 - 03:16 PM
The Royal re-revived it in summer 1999, with Sarah Wildor as one of the Ondines. The good news is that the ballet is in "recent-active" repertoire.
Posted 07 June 2001 - 03:30 PM
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Posted 07 June 2001 - 04:50 PM
Of course, I'd hate to suggest that the Royal commission new designs for it, remembering the Crooked Sleeping Beauty
Anyway, if you live in a major city, you should be able to buy Dance Now -- a quarterly put out by David Leonard that is VERY well worth reading. It covers both contemporary dance and ballet, has features and reviews, centered in London, but has an eye on the rest of the world as well.
There is a condensed version of the ballet on video with Fonteyn and Somes, and a slightly-too-old Alexander Grant as Tirrenio. I believe it's on the "Evening with the Royal Ballet" from 1956, with "Swan Lake Act II" and "The Firebird."
Posted 11 June 2001 - 06:41 AM
In the performances in the last 2 seasons, the title role has been danced by Durante, Wildor, Rojo and Yoshida.
Posted 11 June 2001 - 09:02 AM
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