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Witness an exceptional series of Balanchine’s masterpieces accompanied by the beautiful compositions of Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Hindersmith!

Why You Should Watch George Balanchine

This production consists of three exquisitely choreographed ballets by Balanchine. Set to Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Concerto Barocco is a careful exploration of how classical dancing evolved closely with classical music. The two ballerinas in the first movement embody the two lead violins. This piece is accompanied by Balanchine’s unique take on The Four Temperaments backed by a composition of Paul Hindersmith. This ballet employs a counterplay between consonance and dissonance in music as an analog to the moods of the human mind: sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholic. Balanchine’s ballet adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s moving Serenade is also presented as a part of this tribute.

Balanchine drew much of his inspiration from composers such as Tchaikovsky, Fokine, and Bach. This tribute to the master choreographer presents some of the best ballets from his ‘first American period’. Characterized by top-notch music and flawless dancing, this show offers one of the most stunning revivals of Balanchine’s classics.

Good For

Fans of Classical Ballet and Opera | George Balanchine Fans | Family Audiences

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Jan, 2020

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Show Details

Opening Date: 3 Feb 2020
Closing Date: 1 April 2020

Show Timings

7:30 PM on the following dates:
Feb: 3, 6, 10, 18, 22, 25, 27, 28
Mar: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 20, 26
April: 1

2:30 PM on the following dates:
Feb: 22, 23
Mar: 1, 8

8:00 PM on Feb 22

Leading Roles
Laura Hecquet (Serenade)
Héloïse Bourdon (Serenade)
Vincent Chaillet (Serenade)
Valentine Colasante (Concert Barocco)
Stéphane Bullion (Concert Barocco)
Ida Viikinkoski (Concert Barocco)

Music By
Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski, Bach, and Paul Hindermith

Costume Design By
Barbara Karinska

Choreography By
George Balanchine

Additional Info

Duration
2 hrs with 1 interval

Audience
Recommended for all ages

Seating
The Opéra Bastille has a seating capacity of 2,723

Outside Food
It is forbidden to consume food and / or drinks in the theater

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of Opera Bastille, 45 minutes before the performance.

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