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Roland Petit: Notre-Dame de Paris (Teatro alla Scala)
Natalia Osipova (Esmeralda); Roberto Bolle (Quasimodo); Eris Nezha (Phoebus); Mick Zeni (Frollo); Maurice Jarre (Music); Paul Connelly (Conductor);
With Roland Petit’s cool, cabaret-style choreography and chic costumes by Yves Saint Laurent, Notre-Dame de Paris has been a modern ballet hit ever since its 1965 premiere. Petit’s deft condensation of Victor Hugo’s epic and tragic novel is now renewed by twostars of our own time, Roberto Bolle and Natalia Osipova: a stunning tribute to Petit’s genius after his death in 2011. ‘Petit’s Esmeralda is a cousin of his landmark Carmen, and there is no better enfant terrible to play her today than Natalia Osipova’ (Financial Times); Bolle ‘manages to instil Quasimodo with a tragic air that is both fierce and tender’ (Herald Tribune).
"Natalia Osipova...Her legs are at once ordinary and extraordinary for the ballet stage: not immediately striking but lightning-fast and explosive in their effects, not least the gravity-defying jumps she is famous for." (The Times)
"Osipova is every bit the thespian as the ballerina…" (www.arts.heraldtribune.com)