Roland Petit’s L’Arlesienne

Roland Petit’s choreography of Bizet’s L’Arlésienne from the forces of Paris Opera Ballet

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Sky Arts 2
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 18:15


A ballet based on the short story of Alphonse Daudet, L’Arlésienne is a tale of unrequited but lasting love.

Frederic prepares for an engagement to a beautiful woman from Arles, but finds out that she is the mistress of another man. Distraught, he seeks comfort in the arms of a childhood sweetheart, herself madly in love with him. But none of her devotion can save him from his heartbroken obsession with the woman from Arles and the story ends with a tragic death.

The production is set against a Van Gogh-inspired landscape and demonstrates how well Petit's choreography is mapped by Bizet’s score.

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