ON TOUR IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO
JOIN THE RWB AS THEY TOUR TO OTTAWA, ONTARIO, TO PERFORM VESPERS
NOVEMBER 1 – 3, 2018 AT NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
As the curtain rises, and you hear the choir’s first notes of Claudio Monteverdi’s Baroque masterpiece Vespers, 1610, you will be mesmerized by this new full-length ballet. Renowned choreographer James Kudelka creates a mythology-infused world reminiscent of a gilded Renaissance tapestry, where dancers in larger-than-life masks explore humankind’s relationship with the natural and spiritual worlds. Vespers features the legendary prima ballerina Evelyn Hart, gracefully captivating the audience as Everywoman, a central role created just for her.
Vespers means “evening prayer” and has stood the test of time for over four hundred years- a true testament to the music’s remarkable power. Vespers combines dramatic atmospheres with creative classical ballet technique, contemporary styles and perspectives on relationships, nature and the spiritual world.
Featured Creative Team
Claudio Monteverdi “Vespro Della Beata Vergine 1610”
Marie Magistry, soloist Stephanie Manias, soloist Nils Brown, soloist Michiel Schrey, soloist Normand Richard, soloist Clayton Kennedy, soloist David Menzies, chorist & solist