Spartacus

The tale of a gladiator’s passionate love and his longing for freedom shows the male dancers of the Ballet at their strongest and most athletic.
Sat 9.10.2021, at 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Helsinginkatu 58, Helsinki
17-129 €

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Sat 9.10.2021, at 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Helsinginkatu 58, Taka-Töölö, Helsinki
Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Helsinginkatu 58
Taka-Töölö
Helsinki
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17-129 €

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The tale of a gladiator’s passionate love and his longing for freedom shows the male dancers of the Ballet at their strongest and most athletic.

Spartacus is based on the true story of a Thracian slave who becomes a top gladiator and rebel leader. Battle scenes radiating masculinity are interwoven with the love story of Spartacus and his beautiful, enslaved wife Flavia and the depiction of the loyal friendship of Spartacus and Hermes.

Spartacus’s story has found its way to countless stages and even the legendary film starring Kirk Douglas. After the world premiere of the ballet composed by Aram Khachaturian took place in Leningrad (today’s St. Petesburg) in 1956, Spartacus attracted international attention for its impactful choreography and detailed character depiction. Now, Lucas Jervies’s choreography dusts off the ballet renowned for its rousing music, returning it to glory.

Jérôme Kaplan’s stunning visuality presents ancient Rome through a contemporary filter. The striking sets have been inspired by the Brutalist architecture of North Korea, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and DDR – juxtaposed with Roman baths that resemble the tutu-filled world of Swan Lake.

Choreographfy: Lucas Jervies
Music: Aram Hatsaturjan
Conductor: Philippe Béran
Sets, costumes: Jérôme Kaplan

Finnish National Opera and Ballet
10.10.-11.11.2021

Tickets 17-129€, duration 2h 30 min
Recommended for children over the age of 10

Image: Jonas Lundqvist / Suomen kansallisooppera ja -baletti