A pile of ten must be delivered (if only!) while a counter displays the number of flights departing - and all to the British Airways theme tune, that rather majestic, lilting piece with ambient, floating choral lines from the French opera Lakme (by Leo Delibes
Of course it's hard to go wrong when the score by Leo Delibes
is so melodic, most of the choreography is from the master of classical ballets Marius Petipa, Peter Farmer's designs are so stunning and your heroine Swanilda is as enchanting as principal Nao Sukuma.
They would enjoy the fun, revel in the music of Leo Delibes
, have pleasure in the sumptuous costumes and be intrigued by the magical story.
Spiky nosegays of lighting fixtures sprouted from the floor, creating a futuristic garden where barefooted Parker Lutz, in a beige unitard with puffy sleeves, performed brief balletic variations to music by Mike Iveson, Bert Janusch, and, most startlingly, given Michelson's experimental pedigree, Leo Delibes
(large chunks of the score for Sylvia).
And oh the delight he brings to himself: "I made up Sylvia," he boasted of the full-length work he choreographed for the San Francisco Ballet in 2004, "so I'd have something good to watch." There was, of course, already a Sylvia that was good to watch, Frederick Ashton's 1952 rendering of Leo Delibes
's ballet, which I wrote about in these pages last month.
The program includes a transcription of "March to the Scaffold" from the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, "Pines of Rome" from "Pines of the Appian Way" by Ottorino Resphigi, tunes from the opera "Lakme" by Leo Delibes
, First Suite in E-flat for Military Band by Gustav Holst, "La Cuparsita" by Matos Rodriguez and two Leroy Anderson arrangements, "Blue Tango" and "The Penny-Whistle Song."
Contains arias by Daniel Auber, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Leo Delibes
, Charles Gounod, Edouard Lalo, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jacques Offenbach, Gioachino Rossini, Ambroise Thomas, and Giuseppe Verdi.
The ballet was funny too, thanks to the playful Dr Coppelia and the clockwork dolls and the rousing score from Leo Delibes
had many of the audience tapping their foot along quietly.
MUSCAT: In collaboration with Roja Parfums, a perfume has been designed for the opera house to reflect the exotic floral and east and west cultural references inherent in Leo Delibes
' stunning opera.
Also by The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia, Coppelia is set to Leo Delibes
' beautiful score.
Les voix suaves et cristallines d'Amelia Jardon et Julie Mossay se sont tantot succede, tantot erigees en duo dans un bel elan lyrique a plusieurs registres techniques, interpretant, entre autres pieces, Duo Lakme de Leo Delibes
(1836-1891) et O'moi Babbino Caro de Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924).