A ballet by Ronald Hynd to the music of Johann Strauss
World premiere on April 24, 1978 (PACT Ballet)
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on December 2, 2011
Ronald Hynd’s “Rosalinde” is a ballet to the music of Johann Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus” and reflects the era of musicals and silent films of the 1920s. The ballet takes the audience to a glamorous masked ball and the world of piquant intrigues. “Rosalinde” is at once uproariously funny and sublime, as well as romantic and intrinsically balletic. The set design of the renowned British designer Peter Docherty evokes the careless life of the roaring twenties. John Lanchbery’s arrangement of the music gives full scope to the ballet’s witty inventiveness matching the choreography, adding two popular Johann Strauss’ pieces, the waltz “The Blue Danube” and polka “Unter Donner und Blitz”.