Ballet by John Cranko
Music by Pjotr I. Tchaikovsky
arranged by Kurt-Heinz Stolze
"If any full-length ballet from the second half of the 20th century has the chance of becoming a classic à la Swan Lake, then that must, by reason of its unanimous appraisal and appreciation by audiences, dancers and critics, be John Cranko's Onegin." Thus began one of the entries written for the Onegin-programme in Munich. Created in 1965, the story of Tatjana, a young woman who falls in love with the arrogant dandy Onegin only to be cruelly rejected by him, has captured a worldwide audience from Beijing to New York. After almost 45 years in the repertoire of the Bavarian State Ballet, the hypothetical claim as cited above has long since become evident fact. Onegin is a classic on a par with Swan Lake, and neither audiences nor dancers can ever tire of this choreography. No great ballerina would pass up the opportunity to dance the lead female persona which, like no other role in classical ballet, allows its interpreter to demonstrate the development from an innocent teenager to a mature adult who must decide between desire and duty in a highly dramatic conflict.
Thursday, 5 March 2015, 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 13 March 2015, 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, 19 March 2015, 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 27 March 2015, 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, 14 June 2015, 3.00 p.m.
Sunday, 14 June 2015, 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7.30 p.m.
Choreographie John Cranko
Bühne und Kostüme Jürgen Rose
Musikalische Leitung Myron Romanul
Lenski, Onegins Freund N.N.
Soloists and corps de ballet of the Bavarian State Ballet