Wroclaw

Card Game / The Rite of Spring

Saturday May 25 19:00       ul. Świdnicka 35
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Igor Stravinsky two ballet performances are very different but share one thing in common - both opening nights were not successful. Igor Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes (Card Game) written on commission from American choreographer George Balanchine is not his most profound work but it is certainly among his most fun. The characters in this ballet are the cards in a game of poker. As Balanchine described the plot, the highest cards represent the most important people in society, who can at least occasionally suffer defeat at the hands of smaller cards. The ballet hasn’t been seen often on stage, nevertheless it has delighted concert audiences for more than sixty years.
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) is one of Stravinsky's early works which tend to be dissonant, rhythmic and often contained references to Russian folk song.  When first performed in 1913, the avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a sensation. Many have called the first-night reaction a "riot". Although designed as a work for the stage, the music achieved equal if not greater recognition as a concert piece and is widely considered to be one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.

Date

Venue

May 22 2019 19:00
May 25 2019 19:00
Wrocław Opera
ul. Świdnicka 35
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Price/Additional Info

Tickets 50-150zł

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www.opera.wroclaw.pl www.facebook.com/OperaWroclawska
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