Paris Opera Ballet

La Fille mal gardée

In Cinemas 22, 23 & 26 Jun 2024
Conductor
Philip Ellis
Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Cast
Marine Ganio (Lise), Jack Gasztowtt (Colas)
Music
Louis-Joseph-Ferdinand Hérold
Choreography
Frederick Ashton
Designs
Osbert Lancaster
Duration
2h05, including an interval
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris 21 Mar 2024
Official Event Listing

Ballet in two acts (1960)

Recounting the triumph of thwarted love thanks to cunning, Frederick Ashton’s virtuoso rendition of Dauberval's 18th Century classic La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is a masterpiece.

The ballet's lasting popularity is not merely due to the perfect fluidity of the choreography, but also to the irresistible charm of the characters, brought to life with humour and subtlety.

Be it in the farmyard or the cornfield, the hearts of Lise (Marine Ganio) and Colas (Jack Gasztowtt) search for – and eventually find – each other, and in the manner of a musical, their delightful story will carry you away with its whimsy and smiles.

Sydney patrons please note: Due to the closure of Palace Verona for building redevelopment, this production will screen nearby at Palace Moore Park, located in the Entertainment Quarter precinct in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Advance tickets on sale soon.

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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