Monday, November 2, 2009

Through the Opera Glasses - 35 - Spartacus Ballet

For today's Through the Opera Glasses, here are two scenes from Spartacus, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet.

This is part of the lead-up to Thursday's Blogblast For Peace event.

Spartacus tells the story of a Roman slave who leads an uprising against the empire. In the first scene, a duel between a consul and Spartacus results in a show of mercy for one who has never shown mercy to others.

The following scene shows how wounded pride can fuel not only personal vendettas, but often lead to full-scale war.

On Nov. 5th I'm taking part in the Blogblast For Peace. Won't you join me?

"Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too."

- William Blake


Debra James Percival said...

I will be blogging on Nov.5 also, just not as organized this year yet.

Thomma Lyn said...

ACK! I haven't even got my peace globe ready. I want to participate in Blog Blast, though, so I'll probably use my globe from last year.

Travis said...

I had no idea that Spartacus had been made into a ballet.