Paris Opera Ballet


In Cinemas 21, 22, 23 & 26 Jun 2019
Vello Pähn
Orchestre Pasdeloup
Valentine Colasante (Cinderella), Karl Paquette (The star), Ludmila Pagliero, Dorothée Gilbert (The two sisters), Aurélien Houette (The mother), Alessio Carbone (The producer), Paul Marque (The dance teacher), Marion Barbeau (Spring woman), Émilie Cozette (Summer woman), Sae Eun Park (Autumn woman), Fanny Gorse (Winter woman), Nicolas Paul (The director), Francesco Mura (His assistant), Pierre Rétif (The father)
Sergei Prokofiev
Rudolf Nureyev after Charles Perrault
Petrika Ionesco
2h50 incl. 2 intervals
Captured live from the Opéra Bastille, Paris, Dec 2018
Official Event Listing
Highly entertaining. Heavy on storytelling, and featuring incredibly large set pieces, Nureyev's staging is unique and yet highly respectful of composer Sergei Prokofiev’s original intentions. Romance and spectacle are at a premium.
Simon Parris, MAN IN CHAIR

Charles Perrault’s celebrated tale, set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, is transposed to a 1930s Hollywood in this colourful production.

In a series of references to the heroes of the American cinema, Rudolf Nureyev propels his Cinderella under the spotlights of La La Land. With a producer for fairy godmother and a star actor as Prince Charming, she escapes her miserable destiny and sees her dreams come true in a story not without similarities with that of the choreographer, the young Tatar who became an international star.

With this “ballet-metaphor”, the Paris Opera Ballet pays tribute to Nureyev its former director (1983-89), who remains wonderfully present in the Company and its works, more than two decades after his departure. 

The 11.30am Sunday 23 June screening at Palace Verona is presented in association with Friends of the Australian Ballet (NSW) and includes introduction by ballet aficionado Mr. Leo Schofield AM. Advance tickets now on sale!

Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.

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