|Age category||Alle leeftijden|
Indication entrance fees
|- Adults||Vanaf € 22,00|
|- Kids||Vanaf € 22,00|
|- seniors / 65+||Vanaf € 22,00|
FROM / TO13/10/2018 - 04/11/2018
LOCATIONNationale Opera & BalletNationale Opera & Ballet
1011 PN Amsterdam
MOVING AND MASTERFUL DANCE DRAMA
Dutch National Ballet brings back its recent hugely successful dance drama La Dame aux Camélias, a moving and melancholy tale of impossible love.
STELLAR PERFORMANCES BY STAR SOLOISTS
This evening-length production by American-German choreographer John Neumeier, based on the eponymous novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, demands both technical perfection from the soloists and a profound ability to relate to this story of doomed love. At the Dutch première of La Dame aux Camélias in 2015, the soloist pairs received standing ovations lasting many minutes.
La Dame aux Camélias tells the story of Marguerite, a courtesan suffering from consumption who leads a life of debauchery until she falls in love with the young Armand. Keeping her illness a secret, she agrees to leave Paris to live with him in the country, but then is convinced by Armand’s scandalised father to give him up. By the time Armand discovers why Marguerite abandoned him, it is too late. At their final meeting she dies in his embrace.
DUMAS’ LOVE STORY
One of the world’s greatest living ‘storytellers’, choreographer John Neumeier has reinvented Dumas’ tale of ill-fated love – best known from Verdi’s opera adaptation La Traviata – as a psychological dance drama. He beautifully interweaves classic technique (en pointe) and organic, even mundane movements in a production that is richly multifaceted and musical. At the heart of La Dame aux Camélias are the exquisite duets danced by the lovers, but Neumeier’s mastery is just as apparent in the group scenes.
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