From the Leipzig Opera

03.01.2018 | 01:10

Choreographer: Mario Schröder; Leipzig Ballet. The little guy with his mustache, his bowler hat and his bamboo cane is world-famous. But who is the man behind this figure? Mario Schröder wondered the same thing when choreographing "Chaplin". His rise to fame makes Charlie Chaplin a person of public interest. The clown becomes political. America's conservatives are, however, suspicious of Chaplin's convictions. Suspected of communism, he is eventually expelled. The ballet describes Chaplin's life in relation to his creative work and shows that an artist who observes his environment both sensitively and consciously is behind the funny Tramp. Music by Charlie Chaplin, Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, John Adams, Richard Wagner, Charles Ives, Kurt Schwertsik a. o.

Matthias Foremny
Mario Schröder
Stage Design:
Paul Zoller
Paul Zoller
Tyler Galster (Chaplin)
Amelia Waller (Tramp)
Urania Lobo García (Mother)
Alexander Teutscher (Father)
Vanessa Shield (Mildred)
Isis Calil de Albuquerque (Paulette)
Romy Avemarg (Oona)
Oliver Preiß (Dictator)
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Leipziger Ballett
Video Director:
Sonia Paramo
Country, year of production:
D, 2013
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