Alessandra Ferri: Art of the Pas de Deux - Michigan Opera Theatre

Overview

Special Valentine’s Weekend Presentation!
With the MOT Orchestra. Illustrious ballerina Alessandra Ferri is joined by some of ballet’s leading stars to explore the timeless poetry and romantic intensity of dance in a mixed program celebrating the art of the pas de deux. Not all works of art stand the test of time. This program highlights those works that have survived the evolution of the audience’s taste and represent an eternal present.

Fast Facts

Running time is two hours
Alessandra Ferri born in Milan, 1963
Studied at the La Scala Theatre Ballet School, Royal Ballet School.
Principal dancer with Royal Ballet
Principal dancer with ABT
Prima ballerina assoluta with La Scala Ballet
Retired 2007
Returned 2013

Artists

Alessandra Ferri

Prima Ballerina Assoluta, La Scala

Herman Cornejo

Principal, ABT

Jeffrey Cirio

Principal, English National Ballet

Marcelo Gomes

Principal, ABT

Kate Honea

Principal, Sarasota Ballet

Ricardo Graziano

Principal, Sarasota Ballet

Misa Kuranaga

Principal, Boston Ballet

Oksana Maslova

Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet

Mary-Hollis Hundley

Soprano

Brandon Stirling Baker

Lighting Designer

David LaMarche

Conductor

Marco Pelle

Artistic Direction

Program

La Sylphide
Dancers: Oksana Maslova, Jeff Cirio
Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer

Mirrors that hang from family trees
Dancer: Marcelo Gomes
Choreography: Nicholas Palmquist
Music: Agnes Obel
Piano: Ivan Moshchuk

The Dying Swan
Dancer: Misa Kuranaga
Choreography: Mikhail Fokine
Music: Camille Saint-Saëns
Cello: Andrea Yun
Harp: Patricia Terry-Ross

Concerto Six Twenty Two
Dancers: Marcelo Gomes, Ricardo Graziano
Choreography: Lar Lubovich
Music: W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Clarinet: Brian Bowman

Witness
Dancers: Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Nils Frahm

White Swan, Pas de Deux from Swan Lake
Dancers: Oksana Maslova, Herman Cornejo
Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Black Swan, Pas de Deux from Swan Lake
Dancers: Misa Kuranaga, Jeff Cirio
Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin: Eliot Heaton

After the Rain
Dancers: Alessandra Ferri, Marcelo Gomes
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Arvo Pärt
Violin: Eliot Heaton
Piano: Ivan Moshchuk

Shall I breathe?
Dancers: Ricardo Graziano, Kate Honea
Singer: Mary-Hollis Hundley
Choreography: Marco Pelle
Music: “Mild Und Leise”, (Tristan Und Isolde), Richard Wagner

Le Parc
Dancers: Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo
Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj
Music: Andante from W.A. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A
Violin: Eliot Heaton
Piano: Ivan Moshchuk

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Fast Facts

Running time is two hours
Alessandra Ferri born in Milan, 1963
Studied at the La Scala Theatre Ballet School, Royal Ballet School.
Principal dancer with Royal Ballet
Principal dancer with ABT
Prima ballerina assoluta with La Scala Ballet
Retired 2007
Returned 2013

Sponsors

Additional Resources

View playbill

Additional Events

Ballet with Your Beloved

February 16, 2019
Performance Night Dinner