VespersWorld Premiere



World Premiere

Internationally-acclaimed Canadian ballet icon Evelyn Hart joins the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the world premiere of James Kudelka’s Vespers, a new ballet coreographed to Claudio Montevardi’s ‘Vespers, 1610’.

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.

Claudio Montevardi’s stunning score is performed by a live choir accompaned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Vespers is alive with vibrant character, colour and texture with all the richness of a renaissance painting. This eomotionally powerful ballet features iconic ballerina Evelyn Hart is a role created especially for her.

Photo: Former RWB Prima Ballerina Evelyn Hart and RWB Corps de Ballet Dancer Liam Caines; Photo Credit: David Cooper

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