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  MARCO SPADA - DVD NEW RELEASE
 

The story recounts the problems of the bandit Marco Spada and his daughter Angela who is courted by Count Federici, the fiancé of Marquise Sampieri…madly in love with a captain of the dragoons!

At the time of its creation in 1857 at the Paris Opera, Marco Spada was a great success. Remounted by Pierre Lacotte for the Rome Opera, this fresh and joyous ballet about a big-hearted bandit greatly interested Rudolf Nureyev who wanted to dance it. With a peal of laughter, Pierre Lacotte had Nureyev sign a contract on a piece of a paper tablecloth to stay during the three weeks of rehearsal necessary to participate in this creation and to interpret this role made to measure for him. Nureyev had a lot of, fun playing the bandit and the father, with comic inspiration and resolute vitality.

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