Roberto Bolle and Friends at the Thermal of Caracalla on 14 and 15 July 2020
Opera house, 2019/2020 season
The event of the events of the ballet world, unprecedented in popularity and attendance, returns to the Baths of Caracalla: Roberto Bolle and Friends of the exceptional étoile scaligera Roberto Bolle former principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater in New York is scheduled for the 14th and on July 15, 2020.
Born in Casale Monferrato, he lived his youth in Trino. He declared that his "place of the heart" is the church of San Michele in Insula, the oldest church in Trino. At the age of twelve he entered the dance school of the Aacademy Teatro alla Scala. In 1990 he was noticed by Rudolf Nureyev, who chose him to play the role of Tadzio in the opera Death in Venice, but the Theater prohibit him to accept the offer, because he was too young.
In 1996, at the end of a performance of Romeo and Juliet, he was appointed first dancer and his commitments as a protagonist, both in classical and modern ballets, multiplied: he played many roles for different choreographers, collaborating for Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Don Chisciotte and Il lago dei cigni. Abroad he has the opportunity to dance with the Royal Ballet of London, the Canadian National Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna Opera House, the Munich Opera House, the Wiesbaden Festival , the Tokyo Ballet. Among the Italian contemporary classic dancers, danced with Carla Fracci, Alessandra Ferri, Ambra Vallo, Eleonora Abbagnato.
Roberto Bolle danced in lago dei cigno and Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the English National Ballet, directed by Derek Deane and in 2000 in the Ave Verum, on Mozart's music at the Vienna Opera and in the staging of Aida at the pyramids of Giza for the 10th anniversary of the Cairo opera, followed by the performance at the Arena of Verona, broadcast worldwide. In 1999 he became a "goodwill ambassador" for UNICEF, for which he participated in a trip made in 2006 to southern Sudan and one in November 2010 in the Central African Republic.