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La Fille mal gardée: Opéra National de Paris

About the Event

Watch how the oldest ballet of classical repertoire, Jean Dauberval's La Fille mal gardée, unfolds with captivating choreography by Frederick Ashton at the Palais Garnier in Paris.

Created in July 1789, La Fille mal gardée was adapted by several major choreographers, among which are Marius Petipa in 1885 and Frederick Ashton in 1960. Layered with humor and subtlety, Ashton's successful vision is manifested through the superb Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris, featuring music from Louis‑Joseph‑Ferdinand Hérold arranged by John Lanchbery.

Cast / Production

La Fille mal gardée
Ballet in two acts

Music: Louis‑Joseph‑Ferdinand Hérold
Arrangements: John Lanchbery
Choreography: Frederick Ashton, after Jean Dauberval
Set and costume design: Osbert Lancaster
Lighting design: George Thomson
Conductor: Philip Ellis

Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

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