In 1912, with Daphnis and Chloe, Ravel offered Diaghilev‘s Ballets Russes a veritable choreographic symphony with choir, a masterpiece of French music that was taken up by the choreographer Fokine and the dancer Nijinsky. A century later, the great choreographer Thierry Malandain reinvents, for the Ballet du Capitole, this pastoral myth of innocence in love and unfolds a vast and fascinating impressionist fresco.
Preceded by his rereading of Debussy‘s famous Après-midi d‘un faune, this world premiere brings together the vital forces of the Capitole: the Ballet, the Chorus and the Orchestra under the direction of Maxime Pascal. An exceptional evening at the Halle aux grains.
Music by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy
Choreography by Thierry Malandain
Opéra national du Capitole Ballet, Chorus & Orchestra
Conductor | Maxime Pascal
Choreographer | Thierry Malandain
Chorus Master | Gabriel Bourgoin
Daphnis et Chloé
Après-midi d'un faune