Golden Watering Can

GOLDEN WATERING CAN 2023 for Bolero and other ballets by Maurice Béjart

The audience of the 23rd Musical Gardens Festival (June 30-July 31, 2023) awarded the Golden Clover 2023, a recording of a ballet performance from the Opéra national de Paris (recorded in 2023), consisting of three ballets historically choreographed by Maurice Béjart: Boléro, The Firebird and Songs of the Wandering Apprentice.

Music: Maurice Ravel Boléro, Igor Stravinsky The Firebird, Gustav Mahler Songs of a Wandering Apprentice.

GOLDEN WATERING CAN – audience award of the Music Gardens Festival

Music Garden Festival audiences have been awarding the Music Garden Festival’s audience prize, the Golden Clover, since 2011. To take part in the vote for the best projection of the year, one must fill out a contest coupon available during festival evenings and drop it into an urn set up by the organizers.

Past Golden Watering Cans

2023 – Boléro and other ballets by Maurice Béjart, recording of a ballet evening with the Opéra national de Paris 2023

2022 – Marie Curie, Korean musical; music – Jong Yoon Choi, libretto – Se Eun Choun; recording from Hongik University Daehangno Art Center in Seoul

2021 – David Garrett Unlimitet, concert recording from Arena di Verona in 2019.
Produced by Kinescope Film in cooperation with Prom Event and Unitel

2020 – Rigoletto by G. Verdi staged on Lake Constance in Bregenz, directed by Philipp Stölzl. Premiered at the 2019 Bregenz Festival.
Produced by ORF, SRF, TPC, ZDF, UNITEL

2019 – Amore – a tribute to love, a recording of a concert by André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, held in Maastricht on July 7, 2018.
Production: Piece of Magic Entertainment

2018 – Carmen by G. Bizet, staged at Lake Constance in Bregenz, directed by Kasper Holten. Premiered at the 2017 Bregenz Festival.
Production: ORF, SRF, TPC, UNITEL, ZDF, 3sat

2017 – Symphony No. 9 according to Béjart / Maurice Béjart’s ballet to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Registration of the performance held at the NHK Hall in Tokyo in November 2014.
Production: EuroArts Music, NHK & WDR/Arte

2016 – Don Quixote / ballet by Ludwig Minkus choreographed by Alexei Fadeyev. Premiered at the Bolshoi Theater: 2. 02. 2016.

2015 – Concerto / feature film directed by Radu Mihăileanu, previously awarded, among others, two Cesars for best music and best sound, and the David di Donatello award for the best film of the European Union in 2010.
Produced by EuropaCorp, France 3 Cinéma, Eurimages, RTBF, Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, Les Productions du Tresor 2009

2014 – Pavarotti – the voice of the century / a musical documentary consisting of interviews with Luciano Pavarotti and excerpts from his performances when he was at the peak of his form.
Production: Thirtteen Productions 2013

2013 – Cinderella / a film adaptation of Rossini’s opera, shot at the Royal Palace in Turin, among other locations.
Produced by Andrea Andermann, Rada Film 2012

2012 – Mythodea / Vangelis’ concert on Mount Zeus in Athens, prepared on the occasion of the launch of NASA’s Odyssey space mission in 2001.
Production: Sony 2003

2011 – Céline Dion in the eyes of the world / a musical documentary of the Canadian singer’s tour on five continents.
Production: Sony 2010

Diamond Watering Can

During the 20th Music Gardens Festival (October 5-27, 2020), in a poll for the most favorite screening in the entire twenty years of the Gardens, the audience chose:
Swan Lake/Ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Matthew Bourne (with men in the swan parts).
Premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in 1995. A 2019 recording, with a new cast, was shown at 20 Gardens.

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