Palais Garnier - from 30 November 2018 to 03 January 2019
3h00 with 2 intervals
Pre-opening night : 30 November 2018
Opening night : 4 December 2018
In few words:
John Neumeier draws on the romantic essence of Alexandre Dumas’ novel to evoke the tragic life of its heroine, Marguerite Gautier. Bringing genuine psychological depth to his characters, he renders the famous courtesan’s emotions palpable. Amid sumptuous ball scenes and sublime pas de deux, the choreographer superposes memories and dreams, converging the destinies of Marguerite and Armand with those of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux. Chopin’s music gives the work an intimate quality whilst Jürgen Rose’s sets and costumes suffuse it with the perfume of a bygone era.