In the World of Fokine, Operaen, Oslo – review

10.01.13
John Fiore
Financial Times

Norwegian National Ballet’s new director has commissioned re-imagined versions of five works by Fokine

By Gerald Dowler

In a demonstration of notable creativity, Ingrid Lorentzen, Norwegian National Ballet’s new director, has scheduled five world premieres for her debut programme, all, neatly, re-imaginings of works by Mikhail Fokine, the Ballets Russes’ first and arguably greatest choreographer…

No praise too high for conductor John Helmer Fiore and the superlative house orchestra, who play these magical scores to symphony hall standard.

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