6 March-1 April. Nureyev's choreography returns to La Scala.
Nureyev's choreography of Don Quixote has been part of La Scala's repertoire since 1980. The guest artists are Alino Somova, principal dancer of St Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet and Leonid Sarafanov who moved to the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg's number two theatre, after nine years with the Mariinsky. Sarafanov says that part of the reason he moved was so that he could work with Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato and have a chance to dance not just the classical repertoire but also more contemporary choreographies. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.