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    Paquita, © Christian Leiber/OnP

Paquita: Paris Opera Ballet

Paris, Opéra Bastille — Main Auditorium

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About the Event

Be amazed by the luxurious sets and vibrant costumes in this dazzling show set in 19th century Spain: The Paris Opera Ballet presents 'Paquita', a two‐act ballet with a libretto by Paul Foucher and Joseph Mazilier. Joseph Mazilier's 'Paquita' captivated Théophile Gautier at its premiere at the Paris Opera in 1846. The ballet was later brought to Russia by Marius Petipa in 1882, after which it faded from the Opera stage until Pierre Lacotte lovingly restored it in 2001. Intrigue, abduction, and hidden family secrets are woven throughout this captivating work, where character dance and pantomime blend seamlessly with precise technique and virtuosic style.

Cast / Production

Edouard Marie Deldevez and Ludwig Minkus, Music, in a version by David Coleman
Pierre Lacotte, Adaptation and choreography, after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa (Opéra National De Paris, 2001)
Luisa Spinatelli, Sets and costumes
Philippe Albaric, Lighting

The Étoiles, Principal Dancers, and Corps de Ballet 

With the participation of the Pupils of the Ballet School
Lauréats du Conservatoire Orchestra
Mikhail Agrest, Conductor


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