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Concert

New Year’s Waltzes
Alain Altinoglu

Presentation

A New Year to the sound of the waltz  

Romantic, tender, nostalgic, dangerous or sensual, the waltz can take on a palette of very different colours without ever altering its instantly recognizable rhythm. Alain Altinoglu and the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra invite you to discover all its facets in a festive concert.    

In his operetta Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss II uses dance as a genuine theatrical ingredient. Waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and czardas fuel the misunderstandings in this burlesque comedy, whose overture brings together the most emblematic passages. Another opera by another Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, pays a humorous tribute to the waltz, blending jubilation, melancholy and introspection. All these nuances are preserved in the orchestral suites with which Richard Strauss extended the incredible success of his opera in concert form. The innocence and lightness associated with this dance soon became obsolete after World War I. In his La Valse, Maurice Ravel evokes not only the beauty of that bygone era, but also the decline and eventual collapse of Europe, with an energy that is both rousing and devastating. Ravel himself described the work as ‘a kind of apotheosis of the Viennese waltz, with, in my mind, the impression of a fantastic and fatal whirlwind’.  

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Dates & tickets

5.1.2025 — 20:00

Location

Center for Fine Arts

Prices

Start ticket sale 26.6.2024

Ticket prices from € 12 to € 50
-30 years old: € 10 / € 25
-15 years old: Free (if accompanied by an adult)

Presentation

Introductory talk 45' before the start of the performance

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Ouverture ‘Die Fledermaus’ (1874)

JACQUES IBERT
Concerto pour flûte (1932-1933)

RICHARD STRAUSS
Suite aus der Oper ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (1945)

MAURICE RAVEL
La Valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre (1919-1920)

Dates & tickets

Dates

Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU

FluteMATTEO DEL MONTE

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIECoproductionBOZAR