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The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti)

The topclass soloists Roberto Bolle and Nicoletta Manni carry the spectator through a magical maze all the way back to Mozart’s epoch.

  • The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti) | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti) © C Major Entertainment

  • The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti) | Copyright: © Brescia e Amisano / Teatro alla Scala

    The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti) © Brescia e Amisano / Teatro alla Scala

  • The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti) | Copyright: © Brescia e Amisano / Teatro alla Scala

    The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti) © Brescia e Amisano / Teatro alla Scala

Il Giardino degli Amanti – Magic in Mozart’s Garden. In the garden of a Baroque villa, a chamber orchestra is playing Mozart’s wonderful quartets and quintets, and everywhere is pervaded with echoes and references to the composer’s world. As if by magic or conjured by the imagination, figures emerge from the shadows of the labyrinthine garden: they are Mozart’s characters, and they play with – or perhaps make fun of – the guests at the party, embroiling them in their well-known amorous dalliances.

With lightness and irony, this journey into the universe of Mozart tips its hat to the 1700s also with the scenery and costumes, and fills the garden with fun and passionate virtuoso dances, which follow each other dynamically and quickly with constant changes in the mood. Like in a dream where everything is jumbled together, where reality and illusion merge.

This piece, in which the spectator encounters among the dreamlike medley many well-known protagonists from Mozart’s operas (including Figaro, Don Giovanni, and the Queen of the Night), is a full-length choreographic work by Massimiliano Volpini, who himself performed on stage for many years as a dancer with the Scala ensemble. The topclass soloists, Roberto Bolle and Nicoletta Manni, supported by the Corps de Ballet, carry the spectator through a magical maze all the way back to Mozart’s epoch. New Production of Teatro alla Scala - World Premiere.

Original title The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti)
Genre Ballet
Recording location Teatro alla Scala, 2016
Duration 90 mins
Production Company A co-production of RAI and Teatro alla Scala
Composer W.A. Mozart
Orchestra / Band La Scala String Quartet and Soloists of the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala
Choreography by Massimiliano Volpini
Dance Company Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala
Soloist Roberto Bolle, Nicoletta Manni, Marta Romagna, Claudio Coviello, Mick Zeni, Christian Fagetti

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