Monday 16 July at 21.45
In case of bad weather, the performance is postponed to the following day.
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
par le Béjart Ballet Lausanne
MUSIC Wolfang Amadeus Mozart *
CHOREOGRAPHY Maurice Béjart
SCENERY & COSTUMES From the original drawings by Alan Burrett
COSTUME DESIGN Henri Davila
LIGHTING CREATION Dominique Roman
Ballet first performed at the ‘Cirque royal’, Brussels, on 10 March 1981
In the words of Maurice Béjart, The Magic Flute is “an extravaganza that carries us off into the pure poetry of childhood – or of genius; it is also, and foremost, a precise, rigorous, inspired ritual.” Alternating magical or comic scenes, this ballet, which faithfully stages Mozart’s score, make the music visible to the eyes and re-veals the essence of the movement that lives in its heart. A philosophic fable and an initiatory tale, The Magic Flute advocates the acceptance of human fallibility, the triumph of the couple over dissension, and the victory of the Enlightenment over the forces of darkness.
* Sound track: the Berliner Philharmoniker directed by Karl Böhm in 1964.
(c) Grégory Batardon