Opera ballet

Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch from the Paris Opera Ballet

The myth of Orpheus, although it has been told in many ways, is primarily about an artist and the ability of art to transcend. The heroic poet-musician Orpheus, after losing his wife, Eurydice, appeases the deities of the Underworld with his playing and singing lyre. They allow him to bring her back to the world […]

Opera ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater

The Paris Opera Ballet opened its New York season on Wednesday with an entirely French program. Each of his three ballets had music by a French composer, and each was created by a French choreographer. Serge Lifar (“Suite en Blanc”), although Ukrainian by birth, was for decades the ballet master and star dancer of the […]

Opera ballet

Giselle from the Paris Opera Ballet takes off at the Kennedy Center

With its sharp details and intoxicating immersion in the Romantic era, “Giselle” by the Paris Opera Ballet, which debuted Thursday evening, seems to come to us from another world. But another aspect of its genius lies in how this production, the most perfectly realized account of the popular work to appear at the Kennedy Center […]