La Dame aux camélias

BalletLa Dame aux camélias

John Neumeier

Characteristics

  • Run time:2h11
  • Full HD:Full HD
  • Description

    Ballet in one prologue and three acts based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel  
    Inspired by Alexandre Dumas Jr.’s novel, John Neumeier extracted the romantic essence of the story to deliver the tragic intimacy of its heroine, Marguerite Gautier. He paints characters of intense psychological depths and gives a body to the emotions of the famous courtesan. Throughout sumptuous ball scenes and sublime pas de deux the choreographer intertwines memories with dreams and connects Marguerite and Armand’s fate to the one of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux. Chopin’s score instils its own interiority into the ballet, while the costumes and decors designed by Jürgen Rose inhale the scent of a past era.

    Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet
    Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

    A Paris Opera and LGM coproduction with the support of France 3 and the Centre National de la Cinématographie.
    Director: Thomas Grimm

    © OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS – LGM 2008

    Visuel © Svetlana Loboff / OnP  

Creatives

  • Choreography

    John Neumeier

  • Music

    Frédéric Chopin

  • Conductor

    Michael Schmidtsdorff

  • Set design and Costume design

    Jürgen Rose

  • Lighting design

    Rolf Warter

Cast