Thu 21 Oct / Ballet

Live from Palais Garnier: Le Rouge et le noir

Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

Paris Opera on Screen

The Red and the Black

150 mins (including two intervals)

Ballet Pierre Lacotte after Stendhal’s novel | Music Jules Massenet | Musical direction Jonathan Darlington, with Paris Opera Orchestra | Choreography, Costumes and Set design Pierre Lacotte, with Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera

In the 1830s, during the period of the Restauration, Julien Sorel, an irresistible young 18-year‑old, experiences a meteoric rise. A protégé of the abbé Chélan, he gains access to the world of the aristocracy and finds himself at the very heart of the struggle for power. The Red and the Black is the story of a tumultuous life in which love proves to be the most dangerous of passions. Madame de Rênal and Mathilde de La Mole lead the protagonist through the twists and intrigues of a 19th century in which desire, politics and religion form the backdrop for a brilliant character study. In sumptuous sets and costumes which he himself has conceived, Pierre Lacotte, who reconstituted La Sylphide, Paquita and Coppélia, now offers us an entirely new creation based on Stendhal’s novel of the same name, accompanied by a musical anthology from Jules Massenet.

21 Oct 6.30pm

£15, conc. £13, students £5
 

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Picture: © Patrick Tourneboeuf/Tendance Floue/OnP

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