Based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas
Russia, 2015, 3 hours 18 minutes
Ballet by John Neumeier in three acts with a prologue to music by Frédéric Chopin
Choreography, Staging & Light: John Neumeier
Sets and Costumes: Jürgen Rose
Music Director: Pavel Sorokin
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova, Edvin Revazov, Anna Tikhomirova, Semyon Chudin, Kristina Kretova
For years artists of the Bolshoy dreamed of performing this ballet created by John Neumeier, the great choreographer of the XX century, and set to timeless music of Frederic Chaupin. While exquisitely beautiful costumes and sets by Jürgen Rose fascinate the eye, inspired performances of the Bolshoy ballet company make us vividly relive the tragic love story of Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval, as laid out by Alexandre Dumas-fils, all over again.
The ballet takes place during an auction. The story evolves as a series of memories recalled from various points of view — Armand’s, his Father’s, and Marguerite’s.