Chauve-souris

Overview

This production of the ballet Chauve-souris dates from a 2003 performance at La Scala. Directed for the stage by Luigi Bonino, this show featured {Allessandra Ferri and Massimo Murru in the lead roles.
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Overview

This production of the ballet Chauve-souris dates from a 2003 performance at La Scala. Directed for the stage by Luigi Bonino, this show featured {Allessandra Ferri and Massimo Murru in the lead roles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2005
  • UPC: 824121000981
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Tdk Dvd Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 86,856

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Overture [4:05]
2. Act 1 - In the Apartment: Preparations for Dinner [2:35]
3. Act 1 - In the Apartment: Entrance of Johann [1:22]
4. Act 1 - In the Apartment: Ulrich - A Friend of the Family [1:54]
5. Act 1 - In the Apartment: The Dinner [1:52]
6. Act 1 - In the Apartment: Scene - Pas de Deux [5:31]
7. Act 1 - In the Bedroom: Johann Turns Into a Bat and Flies Away [2:43]
8. Act 1 - A Devoted Friend: Bella Calls Ulrich [1:33]
9. Act 1 - A Devoted Friend: Pas de Deux [3:54]
10. Act 1 - A Devoted Friend: Ulrich's Advice [2:10]
11. Act 1 - A Man Is a Man: Dance of the Waiters [2:06]
12. Act 1 - A Man Is a Man: The Guests and Johann Arrive [3:29]
13. Act 1 - A Man Is a Man: Variation - Johann [2:12]
14. Act 1 - A Man Is a Man: Entrance of Bella [1:39]
15. Act 1 - A Man Is a Man: Variation - Bella [3:39]
16. Act 1 - A Man Is a Man: Johann Attempts to Seduce Bella [2:37]
17. Entr'acte [:11]
18. Act 2 - At a Masked Ball: Johann Continues His Seduction [:56]
19. Act 2 - At a Masked Ball: Csárdás [4:32]
20. Act 2 - At a Masked Ball: Variation - Bella [4:36]
21. Act 2 - At a Masked Ball: Dances [1:29]
22. Act 2 - At a Masked Ball: The Bat and Bella [3:08]
23. Act 2 - At a Masked Ball: Johann Is Arrested - Waltz [2:26]
24. Act 2 - Interlude [5:52]
25. Act 2 - Johann Looses His Wings: In Jail [:42]
26. Act 2 - Johann Looses His Wings: Johann Is Freed [1:20]
27. Act 2 - Johann Looses His Wings: Pas de Deux [2:38]
28. Act 2 - Back in the Apartment: Bella Returns [7:17]
29. Act 2 - Back in the Apartment: The Slippers [2:43]
30. Act 2 - Back in the Apartment: Final Waltz [2:31]
31. Credits [7:24]
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   Act 1
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  • Posted August 26, 2012

    Quirky, Heartwarming Ballet

    La Chauve-souris, a ballet after Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, with choreography by Roland Petit and danced by La Scala, is an unforgettable ballet - a modern gem. Petit's characteristic quirkiness, sexiness, inventiveness, and genius shine through and through in this production. The story is slightly clichéd, but that allows Petit to further the emotional range - we cry, first of laughter, and then of love. It can't be overstated how genius and fitting his choreography is here - set to Strauss' beautiful music, each note is spot on with Petit's choreography, as if the music was made for the ballet, note for note! Alessandra Ferri (as Bella) is a stunning lead in her dual-persona role, possessing the ideal dancer's body with expressive talents; riddled with sultriness. Massimo Murru (as Johann) is also a great, expressive lead, completing the picture of an unloving couple. Luigi Bonino is the tricky and mischievous Ulrich, a hilarious character with the quirkiest facial expressions, as well as a terrific dancer. His jokes and style range from the Chaplinesque to those that only dancers could understand. Of course, the corps de ballet of La Scala looks stunning here. However, there would be no such effect if it weren't for Petit's genius choreography, coupled with Strauss' lively music.
    The sets and costumes, designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte (adapted by Jean-Michel Désiré) and Luisa Spinatelli, are all very pretty - especially Ferri's multiple costumes, ranging from housewife to showgirl-esque, as well as Murru's bat-like adornment. The ballet is filmed wonderfully in a good quality, I have no complaints about the angles utilized for film.
    I STRONGLY recommend this ballet to everyone: this is an under-known gem. For some reason, Petit's Le jeune homme et la mort, Carmen, and L'Arlesienne have become widely-known ballets, but this hasn't reached international renown. This is a stunning, unforgettable ballet, paired with breathtaking music! Rest in peace, Roland Petit, you are sorely missed, for there has never been and will never be another like you!

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