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Tuesday, February 17


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Alastair Macaulay reviews Ballet Arizona's new production of "Napoli":

Ballet Arizona's "Napoli" Embodies a Culture of Exuberance

The enterprising Ballet Arizona is the first American ensemble to stage this classic. This company has become one of America’s finest — and “Napoli” is like no other ballet. For it is a guide not just to tourist destinations but also to that Italian city’s heartbeat. It celebrates the ebullient openness on which the Neapolitans pride themselves; it shows their abundance of gesture, their intense emotional volatility, their embodiment of what would later be called verismo and their impassioned Catholic piety. No royalty or noblemen here. Leading characters include a fisherman (the hero, Gennaro), a macaroni seller and a lemonade seller.
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