FOR LOVE – is still on the stage of the State Opera House of Georgia

Nino Surguladze’s Charity Foundation "Natvris Khe”  (Desire Tree), the Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre have presented a world premiere to the audience on the stage of the State Opera House of Georgia.
 
The performance For Love consists of two parts, and is a synthesis of opera and ballet, presenting jointly a ballet, staged on Nino Rota’s suite (in Federico Fellini's film La Strada) and Francis Poulenc’s mono opera La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice). 

In the first part Prima-Ballerina Nina Ananiashvili performs the title role, and Poulenc’s mono opera is sung by a world-famous Georgian mezzo-soprano, Nino Surguladze.


The performance was staged by great Italian artists: the Director was Marco Gardini, who is a partner of a legendary movie director, Franco Zefirelli, the Choreographer was Gianluca Schiavoni, who works in La Scala and other well-known opera houses around the world. 
 
The performances were conducted by Maestro Carlo Ponti.
 
On June 15, a world-famous movie star, Sophia Loren attended the charity performance as an honorary guest.  The money raised from the performance will be used to support the treatment of children with serious diseases.