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Turnage, Mark-Anthony: Strapless (2015) 48'
ballet score

Scoring

3(III=picc).3(III=corA).2.bcl.ssax.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):xyl/glsp/marimba/vib/t.bells/tgl/wdbl/tamb/SD/BD/susp.cym/tam-t-harp-pft(=cel)-strings

Additional orchestrations by Christopher Austin

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere

12/02/2016
Royal Opera House, London
Christopher Wheeldon , choreographer / Royal Ballet / Koen Kessels

Press Quotes

Strapless, inspired by Deborah Davis’s book of the same name, recounts the social ascent of the glamorous New Orleans-born Amélie Gautreau in Belle Époque Paris, and her fall from grace when ‘Madame X’, John Singer Sargent’s revealing painting of her with a strap falling down a bare arm, is shown at the 1884 Paris Salon. It fascinates as a tale of ambition, social mores, hypocrisy and humiliation…”
New York Times

Strapless is a superb piece of stagecraft… Paris in the 1880s is vividly evoked throughout, in the clash and colour of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s score..."
The Guardian

“…richly textured and full of orchestral colour…”
The Independent



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