Chopin - balet
April 30, 2010
Hector Berlioz, Fryderyk Chopin, Sergei Lapunov, Ferenc Liszt,
Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann / Patrice Bart
Polish National Ballet, Orchestra of the Polish National Opera
Without question, this will be the most important ballet event of the Year of Chopin. At the initiative of Waldemar D±browski, director of the Teatr Wielki and coordinator of the Chopin celebrations, a new ballet will be designed in Warsaw, invoking the great Polish Romantic’s life and history. The script is the work of writer Antoni Libera, while the music will include not only pieces by Fryderyk Chopin but also composers who were influenced by his work: Hector Berlioz, Sergei Lyapunov, Franz Liszt, and Robert Schumann. The production will be choreographed by Patrice Bart, the great French ballet master from the Paris Opera, one of few contemporary choreographers specializing in producing new full-length ballets, a form greatly appreciated by the audiences of great opera houses. This looks set to be a truly European choreographic world premiere. The inspiration comes from Warsaw, but the ballet will look at the legend of the great Polish composer from the point of view of Paris with which Chopin had such close ties.