Riot at the Rite
Drama based on the events in Paris in 1913, when the opening performance of Stravinsky's controversial ballet The Rite of Spring provoked a riot in the theatre that will be remembered as arguably the most scandalous premiere in the history of the arts.
Masterminded by the Russian impresario, Sergei Diaghilev and choreographed by his lover, the dancer Nijinsky, the ballet changed the course of musical and cultural history, as well as the lives of everyone involved.
BBC Four Modern Classical Music Collection
|Sergei Diaghilev||Alex Jennings|
|Vaslav Nijinsky||Adam Garcia|
|Igor Stravinsky||Aidan McArdle|
|Gabriel Astruc||Griff Rhys Jones|
|Marie Rambert||Rachael Stirling|
|Romola de Pulzky||Emma Pierson|
|Lady Ottoline Morrell||Jemma Redgrave|
|Pierre Monteux||Christian McKay|
|Jean Cocteau||Jonathan Aris|
|Old Gent||James Greene|