Moretti: Caravaggio

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 109082
Format: DVD

BIGONZETTI CONNELLY BERLIN STATE BALLET BERLIN STATE ORCHESTRA MALAKHOV SEMIONOVA KNOP KANISKIN SEMIONOV CABRER

This ballet was choreogrpahed by Mauro Bigonzetti, a leading choreogrpaher of the Italian ballet. | Mauro wrote the score based on several works by Claudio Monteverdi. | Caravaggio, an Italian painter living in the late 1500s, is known for his paintings of dramatic intensity. He used extraordinary realism in painting humans and painted with extreme contrast between light and dark. | Moretti's interpretation was reviewed as "light ... then darker and always varied in texture ... romanticized Monteverdi, but it fits the stage action perfectly." (Arkiv Music) | Paul Connelly conducts this magnificent ballet with the Staatsballet Berlin and Staatskapelle Berlin featuring Vladimir Malakhov, Polina Semionova, and Beatrice Knop.

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