VespersON TOUR IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO

Vespers

Vespers

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

    Choreography

    ​James Kudelka

    Lighting Design

    Michael Mazzola

    Costume Design

    Denis Lavoie

    Music

    Claudio Monteverdi “Vespro Della Beata Vergine 1610”

    Choir

    Marie Magistry, soloist Stephanie Manias, soloist Nils Brown, soloist Michiel Schrey, soloist Normand Richard, soloist Clayton Kennedy, soloist David Menzies, chorist & solist

    Mask Design

    Karen Rodd

    Set Design

    Nick Blais