The Creation

by Joseph Haydn

The Creation

A new dance staging of Joseph Haydn’s most famous and enduring masterpiece, The Creation.

The Creation‘s lyrical arias and monumental choruses show off one of the greatest classical composers at the peak of his powers. Rambert’s production marries dance to this wonderful music, with designs by internationally celebrated artist Pablo Bronstein reflecting the wit and majesty of Haydn’s score. Our Artistic Director Mark Baldwin choreographs a cast of over 50 dancers from Rambert and the Rambert School, joined on stage by 70 musicians for a performance on a truly grand scale.

Watch the full-length production

Recorded at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, November 2016. At this recording commissioned by The Space, the Rambert Orchestra and BBC Singers were conducted by Paul Hoskins.

Watch the epic dance staging of Haydn's The Creation

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The Creation was originally co-produced with Garsington Opera, with their orchestra and chorus led by Artistic Director Douglas Boyd.

Insight to the making of The Creation

"The natural world flows through Haydn's oratorio ... handsomely danced by a huge cast"

Music:
Franz Joseph Haydn
English text:
Gottfried van Swieten
edited by Paul McCreesh
Soprano:
Sarah Tynan
Tenor:
James Gilchrist
Bass:
Neal Davies
Conductor (Sadler's Wells):
Paul Hoskins
Choreographer:
Mark Baldwin
Designer:
Pablo Bronstein
Lighting Designer:
Mark Henderson
Costumes Co-designer:
Stevie Stewart

Premiere: Garsington Opera Pavilion, Wormsley 14 July 2016

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