On May 23, Northern Ballet held a press conference and performance at London’s Christchurch, announcing their commission of a new full-length ballet by choreographer Kenneth Tindall. I was commissioned to do the original score for this ballet, which will be a 100-minute through-composed work in two acts for full orchestra. This isn’t the light and fluffy Casanova story that we’ve seen in the movies: this is the real thing, as told in Giacomo Casanova’s own memoirs: darkness, hedonism, and depravity, all set against the backdrop of the Inquisition. “Casanova” is definitely a modern take on what we know as traditional ballet.
“Casanova” will begin its run in Leeds in March of 2017, and the London premiere will be on May 9, 2017 at Sadler’s Wells.
I started work on this score back in March, and I’ve been dying to share the news. Finally, the embargo is lifted! Full details are in Northern Ballet’s press release, here: