Royal Opera House: The Dante Project
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Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encom passes the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pi lgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light . The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelatio n guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost l ove Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trai lblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contempor ary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Ha meed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision
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