La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) - partnership performance

marná Authored by: Národní divadlo

Marná opatrnost (La Fille mal gardée)

Výpravná baletní komedie v choreografii Fredericka Ashtona

Balet Národního divadla

Partnership performance

La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is one of the oldest ballets (it was created in 1789), it is still widely staged and hugely popular. Why is that? Because it celebrates the joy of life and – above all – love. It is colorful and full of humor, dancers make audiences smile. 

A fascinating comedy, pure pleasure, intoxication by dance! Very suitable for children! 

Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Music: Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold

Freely adapted and arranged: John Lanchbery

Script: Jean Dauberval

Musical arrangements: John Lanchbery

Sets and Costumes: Osbert Lancaster

Light design: Jean-Pierre Gasquet, Michal Klimeš

Staged by: Jane Elliott

Musical preparation: Václav Zahradník

Conductor: Václav Zahradník, Sergej Poluektov

Ballet master: Michaela Černá, Nelly Danko, Tereza Podařilová, Alexey Afanasiev


Czech premiere: 19 April 2018 at the National Theatre

State Opera, Saturday 26 September, 14:00

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