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Anna Karenina (Ballet by John Neumeier)

Anna Karenina (Ballet by John Neumeier)

Ballet by John Neumeier in two acts based on the novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy
to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Alfred Shnitke, Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam
Choreographer, Set and Costume Designer, Lighting Concept Author and Author of Libretto: John Neumeier
Costumes for Anna Karenina: Albert Kriemler (A-K-R-I-S)
Music Director: Anton Grishanin
The Hamburg Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and the Bolshoi Theatre coproduction
Рremiered on 23 March 2018.


Act I

While Alexei Karenin holds a political rally for his re-election in St. Petersburg, Count Alexei Vronsky trains in Moscow with his regiment for a Lacrosse match. Anna Karenina gives her husband support - together with her son Seryozha.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem op. 15

At home, after the rally, Anna is overcome by a feeling of solitude.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 1 op. 43, Introduzione

Her brother Stiva telephones from Moscow, asking her to intervene in a serious marriage complication. Dolly, his wife, discovered him with Miss Hull, the children"s governess. Anna travels to Moscow, where she accidently meets Alexei Vronsky - a portentous encounter. However, a worker"s terrible accident seems a bad omen to her. Dolly and Stiva quarrel. Anna comforts Dolly and the children.
Alfred Schnittke. Two Short Pieces for organ op. 149, No. 1
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 1, Fuga

In the country, the aristocratic landowner Levin dreams of Kitty - Dolly"s sister.
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam). Moonshadow

In Moscow, Kitty, with her young friends, celebrates her engagement to Count Vronsky. Anna accompanies Dolly and Stiva to the party and again encounters Count Vronsky. Flirtation.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 1, Divertimento - Intermezzo

Anna plays with her son Seryozha.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 1, Marche Miniature

Her thoughts of Vronsky become passionate.
Alfred Schnittke. Music to Commissar film, op. 46, "Attack" - "Love"

Alexei Karenin, Anna and Seryozha attend Count Vronsky"s Lacrosse match. Before the game, Anna tells Vronsky that she has concieved his child. Distracted during the game, Vronsky is injured. Anna"s desperate reaction to the accident makes their relationship clear and public.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 1, Scherzo
Alfred Schnittke. Film Suite Story of an Unknown Actor, Title Song
Alfred Schnittke. Music to Glass Harmonica animated film, "Faces" - "Flights" - "Pyramids"

Kitty has had a nervous breakdown. Levin visits her in the sanatorium.
Cat Stevens: Sad Lisa
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The Snow Maiden op. 12, No. 10, Melodrama

Stiva continues his indiscretions - now with dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 1, Gavotte

Dolly is determined to abandon her family, but her children change her mind.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. String Quartet No. 1, Andante cantabile
Anna gives birth to Vronsky"s child - who is also called Anna.
Alfred Schnittke. Commissar, "Trek Of The Damned"

Near death, Anna attempts to reconcile Vronsky with her husband.
Kitty marries Levin. Anna abandons her family to be with Count Vronsky. Karenin is left alone with the child Anna.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, 4th movement

Act II

Happy in Italy with Count Vronsky, thoughts of her son Seryozha haunt Anna. A recurring dream of the ominous worker killed during their first encounter, trouble both Vronsky and Anna. A shadow seems to fall over their relationship.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Souvenir de Florence, Adagio Cantabile e con moto
Alfred Schnittke Glass Harmonica, "Faces" - "Flights" - "Pyramids"

Anna returns to St. Petersburg for Seryozha"s birthday.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. String Quartet No. 1 op. 11, Andante cantabile

Karenin is comforted by Lidia Ivanovna.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 4 op. 61, Preghiera

Levin and Kitty enjoy a morning in the country.
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam). Morning Has Broken
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The Snow Maiden op. 12, No. 10, Melodrama

The relationship between Anna and Vronsky continues to deteriorate. Frustrated by her isolation, Anna decides to visit the opera for a performance of Eugene Onegin. She is insulted by Moscow society and observes Count Vronsky with the young princess Sorokina. Only Dollysupports Anna.
Alfred Schnittke. (K) ein Sommernachtstraum
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Eugen Onegin, Letter Scene (Fragment)

Doubting Vronsky"s complete and unconditional love, Anna, in desperation, takes her own life.
Alfred Schnittke. The Ascent, On the Sled - Remorse

Vronsky mourns her death. In Moscow, in St. Petersburg, in the country - and in the theatre - life goes on.
Alfred Schnittke: Glass Harmonica, The Awakening
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam). One Day at a Time

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