Mad Scene

A celebration in operatic and balletic virtuosity.
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Drawing parallels with the mad scene in an opera, often written with intention of giving the star singer the opportunity to show off their unique abilities and virtuosity, this piece highlights the absurdity of ballet and opera and the immense skill they both require, while relishing in their delicacy, ornamentation, and embellishments.

Choreography
Drew Jacoby

Premiered
Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerp Belgium, December 2019

Music
Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti, Thomas Bloch

Costume Design
Drew Jacoby

Lighting Design
Drew Jacoby

Original Cast
• Nancy Osbaldeston
• Claudia Gil Cabus
• Nini di Vet
• Nicha Rodboon
• Daniel Domenech
• Tiemen Bormans

Photos © Filip Van Roe, Nicola Wills