Friday night I took a rare girls night while Alan traveled back from Iowa.
After a wonderful dinner and just enough wine we headed to see The Atlanta Ballet kickoff it's 80th Anniversary season with Mozart's Magic Flute, choreographed by Mark Godden. Godden's interpretation of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute carries this masterpiece to the present day. Seven voices and seven principal dancers unite to tell this moving story of love, vengeance and the triumph of good over evil. This magnificent production has been artfully updated by choreographer Mark Godden to enrapture audiences with its grandeur. The opera's familiar characters are all there in new post-millennium glory – TV-addicted Tamino, the mystical Sarastro, and crew-cut Queen of the night. You'll recognize the glorious music and be mesmerized by this Atlanta Ballet premiere.Godden is most recognized for his work at Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He has received critical acclaim internationally, won several awards, and had the great honor of choreographing and directing the Canadian portion of the Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies in Torino, Italy in 2006.
Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is the longest, continuously operating ballet company in the United States. Atlanta Ballet's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals.
This performance was a modern approach for ballet but did not disappoint and proved just as spectacular.
It was a great night, a wonderful performance and I can't wait to do it again!