Nacho Duato

Raptus, cuya característica principal radica en sus apasionados movimientos, está montado sobre las románticas y emotivas canciones Wesendonklieder de Richard Wagner.

  • World premiere: Nederlands Dans Theater at AT&T Danstheater, Den Haag (Holland), October 20th 1988
  • Premiere by CND: Compañía Nacional de Danza at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), November 22nd 1996
Raptus 2 Carlos Cortés

These songs were inspired by the very intense, albeit hopeless, relationship between Wagner and Mary Wesendonk which was destined to be broken off. Even though the choreographer does not portray their conflict directly, the images and atmosphere created convey, without doubt, an evocative emotion. Walter Nobbe’s stage design plays and important role here. It consists of two large , thick moveable panels, one of whose sides is covered with reflecting material, and the other with images of the shoulders and head of a man and a woman.

The overall impression of Raptus is overwhelming, with uncontrolled passions leading to destruction. It is a ballet endowed with enormous intensity, in terms of movement, emotion and staging.


  • Choregraphy:
    Nacho Duato
  • Music:
    Richard Wagner (Wesendonklieder)
  • Costume Design :
    Nacho Duato
  • Set Design:
    Walter Nobbe
  • Lighting Design:
    Joop Caboort
  • Costume made by:
  • Set made by:
    Gerardo Trotti Asociados
  • Hats:
    Agustí Yebra
  • Duration: