“There’s no prince and no princess in it. It’s peasants, it’s a boy and a girl in a village, and there are no overly romantic tones to it. It’s just a simple romance – no swan, no sleeping beauty. It’s life. And I think that’s why it’s really always been successful, because people can identify with the very simple, charming story.”
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
One of the best known Hungarian Choreographers and Stage Directors Gyula Harangozó, and a popular Hungarian musical designer Kentaur, have staged an unbelievably cheerful and dashing family ballet “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs” at the Estonian National Opera.
Tolstoy’s great prose masterwork towers over the western literary canon as one of the most riveting works of fiction ever written. Marina Kesler has adapted this demanding novel as a ballet, giving the heroine of the piece a voice through the powerful music of Shostakovich.
A Streetcar Named Desire
For the 65th anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play (1947), Scottish Ballet presented a vibrant new take on “A Streetcar Named Desire”, collaborating with international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and theatre and film director Nancy Meckler to create a powerful infusion of drama and dance with Estonian dancer Eve Mutso as one of the leading characters.
Since its premiere, “Giselle” has inspired generations of choreographers and has become the epitome of romantic ballet. It was immediately declared not only a worthy successor to the ballet “La Sylphide” but also “the greatest ballet of its time”, wonderfully fusing music, movement and drama.
As the ballet event of the fall season, the Estonian National Ballet presents an homage to the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky on 20 November. George Balanchine’s “Serenade” and Mai Murdmaa’s “Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6” will take the stage.
Ben Stevensoni imepärase lavastusega algab Estonias jõulukuu! Ka kõige võimatumad unenäod muutuvad imekauniks ja ahvatlevaks reaalsuseks. Tšaikovski kaunis muusika viib vaataja koos Klaraga maiustuste, Hiirekuninga, mängusõdurite, lendavate kokkade, hiiglasliku jõulupuu, jõuluõhtu ja tantsu võlumaailma.