iolanta /​ the nutcracker

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

Palais Garnier - from 09 to 24 May 2019

Photo © Agafia Polynchuk

Iolanta

Opera in one act (1892)

Music
Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski
Libretto
Modeste Tchaikovski
Conductor
Tomáš Hanus
Director
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Roi René
Ain Anger
Iolanta
Valentina Naforniţă
Vaudémont
Dmytro Popov
Robert
Artur Ruciński
Ibn Hakia
Johannes Martin Kränzle
Alméric
Vasily Efimov
Bertrand
Gennady Bezzubenkov
Marthe
Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo
Brigitte
Adriana Gonzalez
Laure
Emanuela Pascu

The Nutcracker

Ballet in two acts (1892)

Music
Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski
Libretto
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Choreography
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Edouard Lock
Arthur Pita
Director
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Set design
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costume design
Elena Zaytseva
Lighting design
Gleb Filshtinsky
Chorus master
Alessandro Di Stefano

Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Paris Opera Children's Chorus

French and English surtitles

about


Presented as a diptych in the historic performance of 1892, Iolanta and The Nutcracker are once again brought together in this Paris Opera production. In Dmitri Tcherniakov’s staging and sets, they become one and the same work: the opera is the prelude to the ballet and the ballet the resolution of the opera. King René’s daughter, whose blindness disappears in the dawn of love, is reborn in Marie, a young girl only distantlyrelated to Marius Petipa’s Clara. The choreography of the ballet by Arthur Pita, Édouard Lock and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, reinforces the strands interweaving Tchaikovsky’s two masterpieces: the awakening of sexuality leads to inevitable grief at the loss of childhood.

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