The Three Musketeers go to the Baltic in 2009
The swashbuckling, larger than life characters of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan will be introduced to the theatre audiences of Tallinn next year, when the Estonian National Ballet give a series of performances of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s ballet The Three Musketeers from 23 April -12 June
It will be the first time that this major new work is performed outside of the UK. The thrilling spectacle of Dumas’ classic tale, retold so brilliantly through David Nixon’s choreography and Malcolm Arnold’s music, promises to make it a very special season at the National Opera House of Estonia.
The Estonian National Ballet was formed in 1918 when the Russian ballerina Sessy Sevun-Smironina was appointed the first Director of Dance at the Estonia Theatre. From those early days, rooted in the great traditions of Russian classical ballet, the Company flourished and developed, embracing as it did so the work of many new and innovative choreographers. Under the leadership of their current Artistic Director, Tiit Harem, the company’s highest classical standards continue to espouse perfectly their work in new areas of the ballet repertoire.
Situated on the north coast of Estonia on the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities. This pretty seaport is famous in equal measure for it’s red rooftops, medieval cobbled streets, and beautiful buildings. The old Tallinn jostles comfortably though alongside the new designer shopping malls and restaurants, whilst it’s cultural life is vibrant.
For those interested in attending a performance of The Three Musketeers in Tallinn, the travel company Operas Abroad is organising a group holiday booking, with a special rate for members of the Malcolm Arnold Society. For further information, please follow this link: Operasabroad.com
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