A screening of Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘The Lady of the Camellias’ captured live in Moscow, will take place at The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow on Sunday 4th February at 3pm
The story of Alexandre Dumas’ 19th century novel Lady of the Camellias is well known, immortalized in famous opera -La Traviata- as well as in ballet with different productions. In the UK ballet lovers will know the version Marguerite and Armand, created for Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev.
On Sunday 4th February at 3pm there is an opportunity to see another interpretation created in 1979 by John Neumeier, but only performed by the Bolshoi ballet since 2014. Captured live in Moscow the ballet will be screened at Chepstow’s Drill Hall and is a fantastic opportunity for ballet fans of all ages to enjoy world class ballet on the doorstep.
Dumas’ story tells of how the young and naïve Armand, arriving in Paris for the first time, becomes captivated by the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. She is celebrated in Parisian high society, but Armand win’s her heart and convinces her to leave her way of life and rich patrons to live with him in the country. But their passionate love affair is doomed.
The Bolshoi Ballet breathes new life into this tragic masterpiece and takes it to new emotional heights through the strong dramatic roles which it gives to the dancers. Accompanied by the romantic piano music of Chopin, this is a striking and beautiful ballet.
- Reserve tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum – it’s being screened as a fundraiser for the Museums Service – £12 full/ £10 concession telephone 01291 625981.