Paris Opera Ballet

The Red And The Black

In Cinemas 4, 5 & 8 Dec 2021
Jonathan Darlington
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Mathieu Ganio (Julien Sorel), Amandine Albisson (Madame de Rênal), Myriam Ould-Braham (Mathilde de la Mole), Valentine Colasante (Élisa), Stéphane Bullion (Monsieur de Rênal), Audric Bezard (L'Abbé Chélan)
Jules Massenet
Pierre Lacotte
Pierre Lacotte
2h56 incl. interval
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris, 21 Oct 2021
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Ballet in three acts (2021)

World Premiere! Love is the most dangerous of passions in Stendhal’s classic novel, here adapted into a grand narrative ballet by Pierre Lacotte, with sumptuous sets and costumes that he has also designed.

The story follows Julien Sorel (étoile Mathieu Ganio), an irresistible provincial teen who claws his way up the social ladder, conquering the gentle, married Madame de Rênal and the haughty Mathilde (étoiles Amandine Albisson and Myriam Ould-Braham) who lead him through the twists and intrigues of a 19th century in which desire, politics and religion form the backdrop for a brilliant and spirited character study. 


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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