ballet Undine by Marina Kesler premieres May 29th in the Estonian National Opera.
is loosely based on the 1939 play “Ondine” by French dramatist Jean Giradoux
and revolves around soulless water nymphs undines. Though inspired by mythical
concept, the ballet explores day-to-day themes of faithfulness, jealousy and
In the main roles are soloists of Estonian National Ballet and Tallinn Ballet
also spelled Ondine, is a mythological figure of European tradition, a female water
nymph who becomes human when she falls in love with a man but is doomed to die
if he is unfaithful to her.
Undine was first mentioned in the writings of the
Swiss author Paracelsus, who put forth his theory that there are spirits called
“undines” who inhabit the element of water. The word is from the Latin unda, meaning
“wave” or “water.”
See the design HERE >>