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Chicago’s Joffrey, Cleveland Orchestra pair in scary matchup of Bartók’s psycho thrillers

Apr 11, 2016 – 3:03 pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
conducted by Franz Welser-Möst 
The Joffrey Ballet
Ashley Wheater, artistic director
choreography and stage direction by Yuri Possokhov
set, lighting, and projection design by Alexander V. Nichols
costume design by Mark Zappone
Mikhail Petrenko, bass
Katarina Dalayman, soprano
Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
BARTÓK - The Miraculous Mandarin 
BARTÓK - Bluebeard’s Castle
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Review: A metal and glass cage hovered behind the conductor’s podium for the Cleveland Orchestra’s newest collaboration with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, a pair of works by Bartók staged with the intensity of Poe and Hitchcock. Nine Joffrey dancers and two fine singers shared space with the musicians at Cleveland’s Severance Hall, where music director Franz Welser-Möst and choreographer Yuri Possokhov presented their combined vision.