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Opera and Ballet

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(Amerces) showed originality, verve and an unusually high degree of grace in La Creation. a "choreographic essay " which had its world prenriOre last week. Ballet without music is, to say the least, difficult to follow. I thought of La Creation as a remarkable study in surrealist gymnastics. By contrast. La Sylphide, to music by (believe it or not) Schneitzheoffer. and to a story about displaced Highlanders who are far more than Scottish, captivated me in spite of myself.

The Sadler's Wells opera and ballet season opened on Monday night with a spirited and wholly charming performance of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tulle. Verdi's Simone Boccanegra is in rehearsal.




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