|aExcelsior (Choreographic work : Dell'Ara after Manzotti)
|aExcelsior|h[videorecording] /|cOrchestra & Corps De Ballet of the Teatro Alla Scala ; music by Romualdo Marenco ; musical direction by David Coleman and choreography by Ugo Dell 'Ara.
|aRatingen, Germany :|bTDK Recording Media Europe ;|aTaipei :|bJingo [distributor],|c2003.
|a1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aGreatest operas & Ballets of the world.
|aRecorded at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, May 2002.
|aBooklet in English, German and French.
|aMusic, Romualdo Marenco; revision, Fiorenzio Carpi & Bruno Nicolai; choreography, Ugo Dell'Ara (after Luigi Manzotti); assistant choreographer, Taina Beryll; scene & costumes, Giulio Coltellacci; director, Filippo Crivelli. For the televising, editor; Claudio Cavallini; director of photography, Fabio Brera; director, Tina Protasoni
|aLight, Marta Romagna; Obscurantism, Riccardo Massimi; Civilisation, Isabel Seabra; Slave, Roberto Bolle; Thunderbolt, Raffaella Benaglia; Indian, Elisabetta Armiato. Orchestra and corps de ballet of the Teatro alla Scala.
|aBallet in two parts and eleven scenes. Excelsior is a kind of choreographic composition which sings the praises of progress in science and accomplishments in keeping with the era of supreme optimism. The steam engine, the Booklyn Bridge, electricity, telegraph, the Suez Canal and the tunnel between Italy and France are all technical achievements which are shown on stage. It was premiered in 1881 but did not keep its place in the repertoire after the First World War. It was a great attraction on the programme of puppet theatres until 1956. The ballet was rediscovered in 1967.