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Salzburg: The ballet “Anna Karenina” with music by Lera Auerbach, Alfred Schnittke and Dmitri Shostakovich

After the dark, drama of jealousy “Othello” and the celebrated interpretation of the young lovers’ tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, ballet director of the Landestheater Salzburg, Reginaldo Oliveira, and his trusted team of set designer Sebastian Hannak and costume designer Judith Adam, now place the great and multi-layered fate of a female at the centre of his new creation. Oliveira has staged a new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel, which is to premiere live on 7 May 2021. 

Among other things, the choreographer uses excerpts from the Preludes for cello and piano op. 47, the Preludes for violin and piano op. 46 and the Preludes for piano op. 41 by Lera Auerbach. In addition, the waltz from the film music “Agonie” by Alfred Schnittke can be heard in a ball scene of “Anna Karenina” as well as excerpts from his well-known piano quintet in two other scenes. Oliveira uses the slow movement (Lento) from Dmitri Shostakovich’s concerto for piano, trumpet and string prchestra op. 35 and the second movement from Symphony No. 10 op. 93.

The public premiere is now planned for May 23, 2021. Further performances will take place on June 3 and June 24, 2021. The ballet will resume in the next season on September 4, 2021 and will see ten more performances.

Salzburger Landestheater      
World premiere of the ballet “Anna Karenina”
(with music by Lera Auerbach, Alfred Schnittke and Dmitri Shostakovich)
(Choreography: Reginaldo Oliveira)
Photo: Landestheater Salzburg


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