The Lover’s Garden (Il Giardino degli Amanti)



Il Giardino degli Amanti – Magic in Mozart’s Garden. In the garden of a Baroque villa, a chamber orchestra is playing Mozart’s wonderful quartets and quintets, and everywhere is pervaded with echoes and references to the composer’s world. As if by magic or conjured by the imagination, figures emerge from the shadows of the labyrinthine garden: they are Mozart’s characters, and they play with – or perhaps make fun of – the guests at the party, embroiling them in their well-known amorous dalliances. With lightness and irony, this journey into the universe of Mozart tips its hat to the 1700s also with the scenery and costumes, and fills the garden with fun and passionate virtuoso dances, which follow each other dynamically and quickly with constant changes in the mood. Like in a dream where everything is jumbled together, where reality and illusion merge. This piece, in which the spectator encounters among the dreamlike medley many well-known protagonists from Mozart’s operas (including Figaro, Don Giovanni, and the Queen of the Night), is a full-length choreographic work by Massimiliano Volpini, who himself performed on stage for many years as a dancer with the Scala ensemble. The topclass soloists, Roberto Bolle and Nicoletta Manni, supported by the Corps de Ballet, carry the spectator through a magical maze all the way back to Mozart’s epoch.

Additional Info

  • No: 743708
  • Composer: W.A. Mozart
  • Orchestra: La Scala String Quartet and Soloists of the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala
  • Artists: Roberto Bolle, Nicoletta Manni, Marta Romagna, Claudio Coviello, Mick Zeni, Christian Fagetti, Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala
  • Production year: 2018-01
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Director: Choreography by Massimiliano Volpini

Disc Infos

  • Booklet: E, G, F
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 90 mins
  • Disc Format: 1 x DVD 9
  • Picture: NTSC 16:9
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby 5.1
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 11
  • Item No.: 743708
  • UPC No.: 814337014377
  • Release Date: 2018-01
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