Monday, February 25, 2013

Parsifal and Esmeralda

The Met Live in HD Series shows Wagner's Parsifal. Saturday March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am. 
The Encore of  Berlioz Les Troyens is Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

The  Dance Series offers The Royal Ballet's,  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Thursday March 28, 2013 at 7:30pm.

Esmeralda from the Bolshoi on Sunday March 31, 2013  is Sunday March 31, 2013 at 12:55pm.  

 I did not know anything about Esmeralda, not even that she was a fictional characters in Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

I found this review of a 2011 performance in the New York Times.  

 If my income taxes are finished, you will find me at the ballet that night -- at least the HD Live Ballet.


1 comment:

  1. Go to the Royal Winnipeg's ballet of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, which I saw live here in the Peg. It is not a traditional ballet, in fact there are several moments in the production during which traditional ballet is mocked by the dancers and the short speaking script. The, now retired, principal ballerina is handed a megaphone at one point and starts yelling at the performers and the audience as the Queen of Hearts. Watch the reaction of the other dancers when the one traditional ballet dancer appears on stage. Love ballet especially when humour is involved.