Alexandre Dumas fils wrote Lady of the Camellias when he was 24. Set in 19th-century Paris, the tragic love story about Marguerite, a courtesan, and her lover Armand, has been immortalized by Verdi in opera, La Traviata. Neumeier's ballet is undoubtedly another masterpiece based on the same novel.
The highlights are the three elaborate pas de deux in each act that demand strong technique through which the relationship between Marguerite and Armand is developed. In Act 1, Marguerite is moved by Armand's passion for her. In Act 2, the lovers are in a state of euphoria, but in the last act, they can realize their love only by hurting each other. This last pas de deux, set to Chopin's Ballade no. 1, depicts their psychological limits. The so-called Black pas de deux, is one of the most sublime pas de deux and often performed at gala performances.
The performances of the same work by the Paris Opera Ballet in Tokyo in 2014 have left us with an unforgettable impression. In 2018, Lady of the Camellias with the Hamburg Ballet will be a new phenomenon.
|Fri. 2 Feb. 2018, 18:30||Sat. 3 Feb. 2018, 14:00||Sun. 4 Feb. 2018, 14:00|
|Marguerite Gautier||Alina Cojocaru (guest soloist)||Anna Laudere||Alina Cojocaru (guest soloist)|
|Armand Duval||Alexandr Trusch||Edvin Revazov||Alexandr Trusch|
|Manon Lescaut||Silvia Azzoni||Carolina Agüero||Silvia Azzoni|
|Des Grieux||Alexandre Riabko||Christopher Evans||Alexandre Riabko|
|Monsieur Duval||Carsten Jung||Ivan Urban||Dario Franconi|
|Prudence Duvernoy||Madoka Sugai||Patricia Friza||Madoka Sugai|
|Gaston Rieux||Jacopo Bellussi||Matias Oberlin||Jacopo Bellussi|
|Olympia||Florencia Chinellato||Xue Lin||Emilie Mazon|
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra