breakthroughs such as the steam engine, the Suez canal and the telegraph.
Despite its seemingly dreary subject matter it was a huge success when first performed in 1881,
and enjoyed a run of 103 performances during that year alone.
This production from 2002 at the Teatro alla Scala brings a riot of colour to Manzotti's work.
With 100 dancers on stage at a time, references to the golden MGM film era and Busby Berkeley-style dancing,
it is guaranteed to intrigue and charm!
Recorded live from the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 2002.
Light – Marta Romagna
Obscurantism – Riccardo Massimi
Civilisation – Isabel Seabra
Slave – Roberto Bolle
Thunderbolt – Raffaella Benaglia
Indian – Elisabetta Armiato