Vienna State Ballet’s season opener Don Quixote revival does Rudolf Nureyev proud

AustriaAustria Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote: Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Robert Reimer (conductor). Transmitted live (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Vienna State Opera, 16.9.2023. (JPr)

Zsolt Török (l, Don Quixote), Liudmila Konovalova (centre, Dulcinea) and Olga Esina (r, The Queen of the Dryads) © Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor

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Phaedra / Minotaur in Edinburgh tried to say some profound things but ended saying not very much at all

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2023 [11] – Phaedra / Minotaur: Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Richard Hetherington (musical director and piano). Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 19.8.2023. (SRT)

Kim Brandstrup’s Minotaur © Jess Shurte

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Pina Bausch’s breathtaking Rite of Spring is restaged at the Edinburgh International Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2023 [9] – Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring and Germaine Acogny and Malou Airaudo’s common ground[s]: Edinburgh Playhouse, 17.8.2023. (SRT)

Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring © Maarten Vanden Abeele

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A richly choreographed, visually stunning portrait of Frida Kahlo from Dutch National Ballet

United StatesUnited States Peter Salem (composer), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (choreographer), Frida: Dancers of Dutch National Ballet, members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and other artists / Matthew Rowe (conductor). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 16.7.2023. (JRo)

Dutch National Ballet’s Frida © Hans Gerritsen

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ENB’s Cinderella finds Precious Adams centre stage and having a ball with the entire company in-the-round

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Cinderella in-the-round: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Daniel Parkinson (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.6.2023. (JPr)

English National Ballet’s Cinderella in-the-round (Act II) © Laurent Liotardo

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