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MARENCO, R.: Excelsior (La Scala, 2002) (PAL)



MARENCO, R.: Excelsior (La Scala, 2002) (PAL)

Luigi MANZOTTI (1835-1905)
Excelsior (Music by Romualdo Marenco)

Director: David Coleman

Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 120 minutes
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: English, German, French
Recording Date: May 2002

Ballet in two parts and 11 scenes
Recorded at Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan, Italy
Staged by the Teatro alla Scala
Choreography by Ugo Dell'Ara


La Luce Marta Romagna
L'Oscurantismo Riccardo Massimi
La Civilta Isabel Seabra
Lo Schiavo Roberto Bolle
La Folgore Raffaella Benaglia
Mora Indiana Elisabetta Armiato
  • One of the more unusual stage works of the 19th century, Excelsior tells of great scientific breakthroughs such as the steam engine, the Suez canal and the telegraph. Despite its seemingly dreary subject matter it was a huge success when first performed in 1881, and enjoyed a run of 103 performances during that year alone.
  • This production from 2002 at the Teatro alla Scala brings a riot of colour to Manzotti's work. With 100 dancers on stage at a time, references to the golden MGM film era and Busby Berkeley-style dancing, it is guaranteed to intrigue and charm!


Marenco, Romualdo

Coleman, David

Milan La Scala Orchestra

Milan La Scala Ballet

Armiato, Elisabetta; Benaglia, Raffaella; Bolle, Roberto; Dell'Ara, Ugo; Massimi, Riccardo; Romagna, Marta; Seabra, Isabel


Genre: Ballet

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: DV-BLEXCEL

Barcode: 5450270007899

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Release Date: 03/2003

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