Laura Biagiotti creates the clothes for the corps de ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma directed by Eleonora Abbagnato in the Suite Barocca.
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The Laura Biagiotti dresses created for the Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma directed by Eleonora Abbagnato in the Baroque Suite refer to the drapery of the Roman statues and the lightness of the architecture of the Rome Convention Center in Fuksas that hosts the show. The show will be staged on Saturday 9 January at 20:00 and broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (https://www.youtube.com/user/operaroma).Past, present and future dance gracefully reflecting themselves in the luminous flashes and fluid forms with draperies and torchon. Lightweight silk fabrics in shades of powder pink with applications on the bodices in golden micro studs and lasered flashes reproduce the iconic braid motif by Laura Biagiotti. And the braid itself symbolizes that sense of infinity that the beauty of fashion, dance and art can interpret.
The two step dancers dance with the one-shoulder dress in powder pink silk georgette with a torchon-patterned shoulder strap and a wide wedge skirt with gold micro studs application. The four main solo dancers go on stage with the jersey and georgette dress in powder pink silk with a full circle skirt and laser-cut mirrors that reproduce the braid motif. The seven dancers of the corps de ballet wear the silk georgette dress cut on the bias with a deep neckline, wide skirt and bodice with gold micro-studs. The dancers wear jersey t-shirts and pants.
The collaboration between the Biagiotti Group and the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome wants to represent once again a sign of rebirth in beauty.
“It is a privilege to be able to collaborate once again with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and with the Director Eleonora Abbagnato. Ours is an elective affinity in the sign of beauty and love for Rome: the Laura Biagiotti dresses made exclusively for Baroque Suite tell a story of lightness and luminous gleams that blend with the scenes, lights and extraordinary architecture of the Fuksas cloud. Music, dance and fashion create new connections and new formats of art and culture “says Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna.
Dance for the first time at the Cloud – Rome’s opera returns to the Nuvola – In the contemporary space of the EUR
Two choreographic creations by Benjamin Pech / Eleonora Abbagnato and Michele Merola will be streaming on January 9th and 16th
The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, after the success of the ‘Concerti alla Nuvola’ project, returns to the La Nuvola off Eur Rome Convention Center with dance, thanks to two choreographic creations entrusted to Benjamin Pech and Eleonora Abbagnato and Michele Merola. The synergy between the music of the Rome Opera and La Nuvola continues, a contemporary architectural place of great charm that has already conquered the public of the capital in recent months. This time it is enriched by the magic of dance with two evenings that will be streamed on the official You Tube channel of the Theater on January 9th and 16th. The Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, directed by Eleonora Abbagnato, will be the star of the Baroque Suite embellished with costumes by the maison Laura Biagiotti and Vivaldi Suite.
“We are proud that the new year opens with an exceptional event that the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma will bring to the evocative backdrop of the Cloud. It will be a quality show that combines music, ballet, fashion and bears the signature of great artists, thanks to the commitment of the Director of the Theater Ballet, Eleonora Abbagnato, and to the precious costumes of the Biagiotti maison. Art and culture represent the identity of Rome, its natural vocation, which we are all committed to supporting and relaunching, to bring the capital back to the center of the international scene “declared the Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi, President of the Teatro dell’Opera Foundation From Rome.
“We are very happy with the ‘Danza alla Nuvola’ project with which we will be able to bring together, through streaming, ballet lovers from all over the country and the rest of the world. After the extraordinary success of the creation The Four Seasons last summer at the Circus Maximus, the enhancement of our Ballet Company continues with two new choreographic proposals that comply with the anti Covid regulations. I thank Antonio Rosati for the precious collaboration with the Nuvola at Eur space, which allowed us to set the ballets in some spaces of the structure never used before. Finally, thanks to the maison ‘Laura Biagiotti’ who created the splendid stage costumes for the Baroque Suite “- said Carlo Fuortes, Superintendent of the Rome Opera House.
“After the extraordinary success of the four concerts last September and October – declared Antonio Rosati CEO of Eur Spa – it is with great joy that we announce the first ballet in the history of the Cloud: thanks to the talent of the Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome and the extraordinary work of Eleonora Abbagnato, Benjamin Pech and Michele Merola. Our collaboration with the Theater led by Carlo Fuortes continues to offer the Romans emotions, elegance and beauty. “
“It is a privilege to be able to collaborate once again with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and with the Director Eleonora Abbagnato:” – declared Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna, who continues – “Ours is an elective affinity in the sign of beauty and love for Rome: the Laura Biagiotti dresses made exclusively for Baroque Suite tell a story of lightness and luminous glows that blend with the scenes, lights and extraordinary architecture of the Nuvola di Fuksas. Music, dance and fashion create new connections and new formats of art and culture. “
In compliance with the Decree of the Presidency of the Council of 3 November, both shows are made behind closed doors, in the absence of the public but with the artists in attendance and will be broadcast on the You Tube channel of the Theater (https://www.youtube.com/user/operaroma).
The first appointment on Saturday 9 January at 20.00 is with Baroque Suite, choreography by Benjamin Pech and Eleonora Abbagnato to music by Antonio Vivaldi (“Winter” from The Four Seasons; “Eja Mater” and “Stabat Mater” from Stabat Mater RV 621) and Alessandro Marcello (Adagio from the Concerto for oboe, strings and continuo op. 1 in D minor SF 935). Pech, former étoile of the Paris Opera and assistant to the Direction of the Ball at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, after the Swan Lake of the last two season openings and box office record at the debut in December 2018, returns as a choreographer of the company of Costanzi together with the director Eleonora Abbagnato in a creation inspired by the Baroque.
The étoile Rebecca Bianchi and the tersicorei of the Corps de Ballet will perform in the ethereal spaces of the EUR Congress Center, created by architect Massimiliano Fuksas, wearing the costumes of one of the biggest names in Italian fashion, Laura Biagiotti. The second appointment, Saturday 16 January at 8.00 pm will be entrusted to the contemporary inspiration of the choreographer Michele Merola, founder and artistic director of MM Contemporary Dance Company, making his debut with the Capitoline Opera Ballet.
His creation, Vivaldi Suite, will be a tribute to the music of the “red priest”: seven dancers from the Compagnia del Costanzi, including the principal dancer Claudio Cocino, will dance to the notes of “Cum dederit” from Nisi Dominus RV 608; Allegro from the Concerto in E minor for violin, “Il favorito”; Largo from the Concerto in D major for violin, “L’inquietudine”; the three Sonata op. 1 n. 12, “The madness”. The costumes for the creation of Michele Merola are signed by Anna Biagiotti.
Both dance evenings, with music on a recorded basis, see the scenes and lighting design by Andrea Miglio and Fabrizio Marinelli respectively.
To watch the shows in streaming, just connect to the official You Tube channel of the Teatro dell’Opera. For those wishing to contribute with a ‘virtual ticket’, they can make a donation to the Foundation. The fundraising campaign, launched in April 2020, “I love Roma Opera Aperto” is still active: all opera and ballet lovers can support the Opera House in overcoming this difficult moment. It is possible to donate directly on the official website of the Theater and enjoy the “ART BONUS” tax breaks: https://www.operaroma.it/news/i-love-roma-opera-aperta .