Past Repertoire


Mauro Bigonzetti

Assistant to choreographer
Sveva Berti

Gioacchino Rossini

Costume Design
Helena de Medeiros

Lighting Design
Carlo Cerri

52 min

World Premiere
February 2009,
Philadelphie PA,

William Hébert

Rossini Cards

Mauro Bigonzetti is the director and choreographer of L'Aterballeto, one of Italy's most important ballet companies. ROSSINI CARDS exemplifies his baroque, larger than life, style, in which classical technique serves as a basis for a decidedly modern work of art.This sumptuous choreography is married to the music of Rossini, an emblematic figure of Italian opera. The spectator is invited to a feast, a celebration prepared by two maestros: Mauro Bigonzetti and Rossini.

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) is considered one of the great innovators of 19th century opera. A brilliant epicurian, Rossini loved to project an air of mystery, notably by creating a false image of himself as an idler and a sensualist. Among his greatest works, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'italiana in Algeri and Guillaume Tell.


“Drawing on a base of classical elements of music, choregraphy and costume, the pieces take a contemporary, creative and often funny approach to comment on society. More striking yet, the company’s talented dancers supplement classical training and technique with their unique personalities and acting skillsto bring extra energy and emotion to their repertoire”

Riley Hooper, Willamette Week, Portland, USA, 2010