A meeting of a normal person, be it a crown prince or a simple fisherman, with a beautiful supernatural creature is the main plot set in the art of the 19th century ballet genre. Such a meeting happened in La Sylphide and Giselle, the two most popular ballets of this period. A similar story unfolded in the ballet Ondine or Naiad: a sea nymph fell in love with a Sicilian fisherman Matteo and came ashore, but Matteo had a bride named Giannina. The performance was a huge success in the European capitals, and it was staged in St Petersburg under the title The Naiad and the Fisherman. The ballet as a whole was not saved for posterity but the suite from it was — it is a feast of classical dance in the true vein of the Maryinsky Ballet of the St Petersburg and its ensembles and sparkling like the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on a sunny day.
Premiered on — July, 7 2017