Paris Opera Ballet

George Balanchine

In Cinemas 15, 16 & 19 Apr 2023
Mikhaïl Agrest
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Ballet Imperial: Hannah O'Neill (1st Female Soloist), Marc Moreau (1st Male Soloist), Silvia Saint-Martin (2nd Female Soloist) / Who Cares?: Ludmila Pagliero (Man I Love), Laura Hecquet (Embraceable You), Hannah O'Neill (Who Cares), Mathieu Ganio (Male Soloist)
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin
George Balanchine
Jo Mielziner
1h51 including an interval
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris, 7 Mar 2023
Official Event Listing

Ballet double bill

New to the repertoire! Screening direct from the historic Palais Garnier, a new Paris Opera Ballet performance of two emblematic works by one of the 20th century's most significant choreographers George Balanchine, neither previously performed by the Company.

Created in 1970 by the New York City Ballet, Who Cares? is a suite of dances to songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including the classic that gives the piece its name and 'I Got Rhythm'. Against the Manhattan skyline, an ensemble performs in various formations, followed by four soloists. All combine in the playful finale in which Balanchine wanted to use classical dance to show Gershwin’s musical genius and melodic beauty.

A tribute to the grandeur of Imperial Russia, Ballet Impérial was created in 1941 by the American Ballet Caravan to Tchaikovsky’s 'Second Piano Concerto'. A work in which Balanchine brilliantly celebrates the technical virtuosity of academic ballet in the style of Petipa - his “spiritual father” - and the great St Petersburg tradition.

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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