Friday, December 14, 2012
Fairies of the Forest: A Royal Ballet
Seeing that the Le Ballet des Fees de la Foret de Saint-Germain was being held at the Versailles Royal Opera during my recent trip to the area, I thought it might be fun to attend and watch a little classic ballet (read Baryshnikov). I love baroque style decor, and this is the place where Queen Marie Antoinette performed – I was very excited!
The Opera was dimly lit and bigger than I imagined, although not huge, as I was escorted to my ground floor seat.
The orchestra music began, with works right out of the time of Louis XIV and Molière, and I felt transported back in time. The cast acted out a theatrical play, including Cirque de Soleil-type acrobatics and entertaining feats. What an absolutely delightful surprise – it was so well done and truly entertaining! (videos below)
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