The Merry Widow

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The Merry Widow

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BALLET IN THREE ACTS (1975)
LIBRETTO BY SIR ROBERT HELPMANN AND RONALD HYND
ORIGINAL LIBRETTO BY LEO STEIN AND VÍCTOR LEÓN
MUSICAL ADAPTATION BY JOHN LANCHBERRY AND ALAN ABBOTT JOBURG BALLET PRODUCTION (JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA)
CHOREOGRAPHY PRODUCED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

All the glamour of Lèhar’s famous operetta is revived in this ballet version which is an absolute novelty for the Teatro Colón Permanent Ballet. The story of an elegant diplomat who arranges a marriage between a decadent Baron and a rich widow to save a duchy from bankruptcy has been amusing audiences since its premiere at the beginning of the 20th century. The work recreates the Paris of the belle époque, can-can, Maxim's and bubbling champagne.

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DIRECTOR OF THE PERMANENT BALLET

Paloma Herrera

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she began her training with Olga Ferri and graduated with the highest qualification at Teatro Colón Institute of Advanced Studies in Art.

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Permanent Ballet

The Permanent Ballet of the Teatro Colón was born of the concern that in the nineteenth century arises in Buenos Aires to have national artists who satiate the thirst for ballet awakened by the visit of countless foreign companies. It was in 1925 when the company's debut was realized.

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CONDUCTOR

Manuel Coves

Born in Jaén (Andalusia), he studied piano, chamber music and orchestra conducting. He was also accompanist and then Musical Coordinator of Teatro de la Zarzuela (2000-2014) and has worked intensely as conductor of opera, dance and zarzuela performances.

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Permanent Orchestra

It is one of the oldest symphonic groups in Argentina.

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CHOREOGRAPHER

Ronald Hynd

Born in London, he trained with Marie Rambert and later made his performing debut with the legendary Ballet Rambert.

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GUEST PRINCIPAL DANCER

Marianela Núñez

She was born in Buenos Aires, at the age of eight she was admitted to the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires where she studied until she was invited to join the corps de ballet of the Company at the age of 14.

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REVIVAL CHOREOGRAPHER

Steven John Woodgate

He joined the artistic staff of the Houston Ballet in 2004. Graduate of the Australian School of Ballet, he rose to the rank of Senior Artist in 1996.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Karina Olmedo

She began her studies at the age of 8 at the Argentine National School of Dance and independently with Gloria Kazda. At the age of 14 she entered the Teatro Colón Institute of Advanced Studies in Art and then the Permanent Ballet.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Nadia Muzyca

She studied with Lidia Segni and at Teatro Colón’s Instituto Superior de Arte. She was part of Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino, who chose her as his partner in Pulsations. She was principal dancer of the Ballet Estable del Teatro Argentino de La Plata until 2004.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Macarena Giménez

She studied at Teatro Colón’s Instituto Superior de Arte with masters such as Olga Ferri, Haichi Akamine, Sara Reszotko and Ricardo Rivas. Prepared by Ferri, she was admitted to the Ballettschule Hamburg, Germany.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Federico Fernández

He began his studies in 1998 with Katty Gallo and Raul Candal. That year he entered the ISATC and was part of Julio Bocca’s Ballet Sub 16. At age fourteen, he was invited to join the Ballet Argentino and toured with Alessandra Ferri.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Juan Pablo Ledo

He started studying with Wasil Tupin and Lucia Wurst. At age fifteen he entered Teatro Colón’s Instituto Superior de Arte, then Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino and, at age 21, Teatro San Martín’s Ballet Contemporáneo. In 2004 he joined Teatro Colón Permanent Ballet.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Maximiliano Iglesias

Born in Tigre (Buenos Aires), he began his studies at the age of 10 at Julio Bocca Foundation with teachers such as Patricia Carraro, Silvia Bazilis, Raul Candal, Katty Gallo, Ricardo Rivas and Daniel Negroni.

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PRINCIPAL DANCER

Alejandro Parente

He studied at Teatro Colón’s Instituto Superior de Arte and with several teachers, especially, under the tutelage of Rada Eichenbaum.

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