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THE BLUE DANUBE

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė


a ballet in 2 acts, set to the music by Johann Strauss

Choreographer and Editor of Libretto Andrej Melanjin (Russia)
Music Director and Conductor Martynas Staškus
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys 
Set and Costume Designer Viačeslav Okunev (Russia)
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas

Premiere: 31 December, 2011
Running time: 2.30 hrs.

“Can you imagine: I’m sitting in a cozy cafeteria on the shore of Danube and looking through some old photographs… We should make a ballet using Strauss’ music, which would contain as little of depression as possible, and a lot of irony and glamour” – such was the note sent to choreographer Andrej Melanjin by designer Vyacheslav Okunev. And voilà, ballet The Blue Danube created by these two artists that are well-known to the Lithuanian public, is already on the stage in Vilnius. The new edition of the libretto allows us to visit the end of the 19th century, the time of fascinating discoveries, while the scintillating music by Johann Strauss and a lovely storyline filled with love intrigues (with a few biographical motives from the life of the King of Waltz) reminds us of a wonderful fairy tale.

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Show
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Show
Lietuvos nacionalinis operos ir baleto teatras
A. Vienuolio 1 str. 01104 Vilnius
Telephone: +370 5 262 0727
E-mail: info@opera.lt

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