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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Ballet

    George Balanchine

    Opéra Bastille - from 18 June to 16 July 2022

  • Agathe Poupeney / OnP

    [TRAILER] LE SONGE DUNE NUIT D'ÉTÉ by George Balanchine [TRAILER] LE SONGE DUNE NUIT D'ÉTÉ by George Balanchine

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    [EXTRAIT] LE SONGE D'UNE NUIT D'ÉTÉ by George Balanchine (Alice Renavand & Florian Magnenet) [EXTRAIT] LE SONGE DUNE NUIT D'ÉTÉ by George Balanchine

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Opéra Bastille - from 18 June to 16 July 2022

Sales open on 11 January 2022 at 12h00

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ballet George Balanchine

Sales open on 11 January 2022 at 12h00

Book Subscribe Option booking This production is no longer available for subscription

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Opéra Bastille - from 18 June to 16 July 2022

2h05 with 1 interval

  • Opening night : 18 June 2022

About

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Numerous choreographers have drawn on Shakespeare’s play for the dramatic substance to their ballets. George Balanchine was no exception. In 1962, to a score by Mendelssohn, he created his own version of Shakespeare’s comedy for the New York City Ballet. Ever faithful to his vocabulary, subtly blended with mime, a complex romantic narrative unfolds in two acts and six tableaux. Revolving around Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, the plot thickens with a domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the fairy queen. Things take another turn with the mischievous intervention of Puck and his magic love potion and the arrival of a troupe of amateur actors. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of George Balanchine’s rare narrative ballets. The sets and costumes were entrusted to another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix.

  • Opening
  • 70 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • 35 mn
  • End

Choreographer: George Balanchine

9 min

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Choreographer: George Balanchine
  • Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

    After William Shakespeare,
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    • Conductor :

      Andrea Quinn

    • Chorus master :

      Alessandro Di Stefano

    • Set design :

      Christian Lacroix

    • Costume design :

      Christian Lacroix

    • Lighting design :

      Jennifer Tipton

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