Lady of the Camellias by Hamburg Ballet
21 February - 23 February
The Hamburg Ballet will be presenting the Singapore premiere of Lady of the Camellias, one of choreographer John Neumeier’s most beloved works. It will be directed by Neumeier himself, as Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet.
Based on Alexandre Dumas fils’ landmark novel La Dame aux Camélias, Lady of the Camellias is an unconventional story ballet that tells the tragic tale of Marguerite, a beautiful courtesan secretly suffering from tuberculosis, whose life of debauchery takes a turn when she falls in love with Armand Duval, a young man from a well-to-do family. Confronted by Armand’s father, she decides to leave her one true love, and soon after, dies of her illness.
Set to the romantic music of Frederic Chopin and with lush costumes by Jürgen Rose, Lady of the Camellias features some of the most beautiful pas de deux in 20th-century ballet. Since its premiere in 1978, it has entered the repertory of ballet companies such as Stuttgart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre.
Photo: Kiran West