Ignite your desire for true love
February 26 - March 8, 2015
Boston Ballet presents Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias. Based on Alexander Dumas' 19th-century French novel and set to the music of Chopin Lady of the Camellias follows the tragic affair of Marguerite, one of Paris' most sought-after courtesans, and Armand, a young gentleman from the country.
Dumas' novel, which he later reworked for the theatre, has inspired countless stage and screen adaptations, including the opera La Traviata, Greta Garbo's magnificent Oscar nominated interpretation of Marguerite in Camille, and the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge.
Boston Ballet's staging of Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias celebrates the 20th anniversary of the work.
CHOREOGRAPHY Val Caniparoli
MUSIC Frédéric Chopin
Lady of the Camellias contains virtually every piece of music that Chopin wrote for orchestra with piano. Boston Ballet Orchestra performs the pieces live with piano soloists Alex Foaksman (Act 1) and Freda Locker (Act 2 & 3), guest Soprano Alexandra Whitfield and guest Tenor, Rockland Osgood
The works include:
Concerto no. 1 opus 11
Krakowiak opus 14
Fantaisie opus 13
Andante Spianato and Grand Polanaise opus 22
Polish Song Melancholie (Zaleski)
Variations on "La ci darem la mano"
COSTUME Robert Glay de La Rose
SET DESIGN David Gano (Act I); Robert Glay de La Rose (Act II)
LIGHTING DESIGN John Cuff
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