Lady of the Camellias
The Ultimate Dramatic Ballet Based on the Novel by Alexandre Dumas fils

Lady of the Camellias

Choreography:John Neumeier after the novel of Alexandre Dumas fils
Music:Frédéric Chopin
Sets:Jürgen Rose

Photo:Holger Badekow

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.

Photo:Holger Badekow

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

*Casting is subject to change (as of 20 January 2018).