A story of love, sacrifice and longing
Young Armand falls passionately in love with a celebrated courtesan of Parisian high society. Only for a fleeting moment can the lovers live their dream together in the countryside.
Lady of the Camellias, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, opens autumn 2017 at the FNB. This ballet is the most famous creation of American choreographer Val Caniparoli. It combines elements of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly’s showy splendour with the expressive rhythms of folkloric dance and the flowing grace of figure skating. The events of the tragic romance are accompanied by of Frédéric Chopin’s poignant music.
Recommended for children over the age of 9.
Sets and costumes courtesy of Boston Ballet
Photos: Gene Schiavone / Boston Ballet