Ballet in three acts
In the 1830s, during the period of the Restauration, Julien Sorel, an irresistible young 18-year old, experiences a meteoric rise. A protégé of the abbé Chélan, he gains access to the world of the aristocracy and finds himself at the very heart of the struggle for power. The Red and the Black is the story of a tumultuous life in which love proves to be the most dangerous of passions. Madame de Rênal and Mathilde de La Mole lead the protagonist through the twists and intrigues of a 19th century in which desire, politics and religion form the backdrop for a brilliant character study. In sumptuous sets and costumes which he himself has conceived, Pierre Lacotte, who reconstituted La Sylphide, Paquita and Coppélia, now offers us an entirely new creation based on Stendhal’s novel of the same name, accompanied by a musical anthology from Jules Massenet.
With Etoiles Hugo Marchand, Dorothée Gilbert, and Stéphane Bullion, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris Les enfants de l’école de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris Conductor : Jonathan Darlington
Set and Costume Design: Pierre Lacotte Lighting design : Madjid Hakimi
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Opera national de Paris - France Télévisions - NHK
Running Time : 140'
Production Year : 2021
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD 4k