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Opéra de Paris Ballet

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Works: 1,006 works in 1,608 publications in 6 languages and 10,427 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Filmed ballets  Filmed dance  Dance films  Ballet films  Interviews  Biography  Ballet television programs  Cultural television programs 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Artist, Musician, Interviewee, Other, Singer, Producer, Editor, Actor, 475
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Most widely held works by Opéra de Paris
Jewels by Pierre Cavassilas( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Balanchine's world-famous abstract ballet is a lyric tribute to women and the capital cities of the great dance schools. Accompanying by a documentary discussing Balanchine, his style of classical dancing, and his ballet Jewels
Prima Princessa presents Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The animated fairy ballerina, Prima Princessa, magically transports a group of pre-school girls to see the ballet Swan Lake, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. ... In between each act ... the children learn a simple ballet step"--Container
Appartement by Thomas Grimm( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mats Ek, an award-winning freelance choreographer, created Appartement for the Opera National de Paris using the metaphor of an apartment to express isolation. A series of curtains open in turn on a succesion of iconic household items
Ballet favourites( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Angelin Preljocaj : bonus material by Jean-Michel Plouchard( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live recording of two ballets choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj
Picasso and dance by Opéra national de Paris( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program commemorating Pablo Picasso as an artistic collaborator with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The first part of the program, The story of a marriage uses Picasso's portrait of his ballerina wife Olga Koklova as a departure point for discussions of his designs for the ballets Parade, Le tricorne, Pulcinella, Mercure, and Le train bleu. The second part consists of reconstructions of two ballets, recorded in performance by the Paris Opéra Ballet at the Palais Garnier. Between 1917 and 1962, Picasso was involved in creating the designs for nine ballets. Le Train Bleu (The Blue Train) dates from 1924 and Le Tricorne (The Three-Cornered Hat) from 1919. These two historic ballets, created originally by Sergei Diaghilev, have been revived by the Paris Opera Ballet. Le Train Bleu is an operetta dansé of a chic and flippant society. Jean Cocteau, who wrote the scenario, mockingly celebrates the cult of open air life, fine bodies and sport. The dances are inspired by golf, tennis, swimming and acrobatics. Le Tricorne is Spanish from start to finish. Picasso, a native of Andalusia, created sets, costumes, and a stage curtain, which evokes the atmosphere of the ballet by means of a typically Spanish scene. The story, told with humour and warmth, is of a miller's wife, her jealous husband and a senile magistrate by whom she is pursued
Swan lake( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Nureyev's personal vision of one of the world's most popular ballets: Swan Lake, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Swan Lake is the vision of a poet: the beloved belongs to another world, the young woman/swan rendered inaccessible by virtue of her condition. Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov gave form to this fantasy in 1895, using the poignant score that Tchaikovsky had composed in 1877. In the "Freudian" version that Rudolf Nureyev staged for the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1984, the Prince Siegfried refuses the realities of power and marriage that his mother and tutor seek to impose upon him. He takes refuge in the imaginary, a vision of a magical lake that offers an idealized love that he is incapable of sustaining. In this production for the Paris Opéra, Nureyev remained faithful to the Petipa/Ivanov version, doing away with the character of the Jester (added in 1920, by Alexander Gorsky), and reintroducing the tutor Wolfgang -- an authoritative and important influence on the prince -- to Act I. It is Siegried's feverish imagination that transforms the tutor, in the following acts, into the malevolent Rothbart, a diabolical manipulator of bodies and souls. An equivocal, double-faced character, he symbolises a spirit of destruction that opposes the hero's idealism. "For me, Swan Lake is one long daydream seen through the eyes of prince Siegfried. Reared on romantic reading, his desire for infinity has been fired and he refuses the reality of the power and the forced marriage marriage imposed by his tutor and his mother. To escape from the dreary destiny that is being prepared for him, he brings the vision of the lake, this "elsewhere" for which he yearns, into his life. An idealized love is born in his mind, along with the prohibition that it represents. (The white swan is the untouchable woman, the black swan the reverse mirror image, just as the evil Rothbart is a corrupt substitute for Wolfgang, the tutor). And so when the dream fades away, the sanity of the prince does not know how to survive." Rudolf Nureyev, Propos recueillis (1984) "The Prince, a type of Hamlet, rearranged by Pouchkine and who would like ... not to be" Horst Koegler
Balanchine in Paris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balanchine in Paris is the most recent film in the collection, Etoiles pour l'example, by the distinguished French film maker, Dominique Delouche. Throughout his life, the Russian-born choreographer, more usually associated with New York City Ballet which he founded with Lincoln Kirstein in 1934, kept close contact with France, the country where his first creations were staged and where he so nearly became the artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet. He would even choose French perfumes for each of his ballerinas and always insisted upon having a French ballerina in his company. In his film, two of these almost legendary figures, Violette Verdy and Ghislaine Thesmar, are shown coaching younger dancers at the Palais Garnier in Paris the roles that they themselves were taught by the great master, for nearly 30 of his works, including ballets created especially for the company, or re-staged for the French dancers, form part of the repertory of the Paris Opera Ballet today. Indeed, the film opens with shots of Thesmar and Michael Denard interpreting the grand adage from the second movement of Le Palais de Cristal, created for the company in 1947, and now danced as Symphony in C, before superimposing shots of Isabelle Ciaravola and Hervé Moreau being coached in the same pas de deux by Ghislaine Thesmar herself."--Review by Patricia Boccadoro, http://www.culturekiosque.com
George Balanchine forever : a documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinderella( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le songe de Médée( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary ballet freely based on the Greek myth of Medea, which explores a woman's soul, portraying her paradoxically as a tender loving mother and a tormented victim who sacrifices everything, including her children, for love
La petite danseuse de Degas : a ballet in two parts by Vincent Bataillon( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris Opera Ballet Master and choreographer Patrice Bart plunges into the Opera's past and brings Degas' famous statuette to life. From the rehearsal rooms to the Cabaret du Chat Noir, the ballet conjures up a colourful era and the lively backstage world of a theatre
The Sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sleeping Beauty remains, as Rudolf Nureyev often called it "the ballet of ballets". This new production from the Paris Opera Ballet stars Aurélie Dupont, one of the most charasmatic principal dancers of today
La dame aux camélias : ballet in a prologue and three acts by Frédéric Chopin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of John Neuemeier's ballet La dame aux camélias by the Paris Opera Ballet. Set to the music of Chopin, the ballet is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, which has also served as the source material for Verdi's La traviata and the 2001 film Moulin Rouge. The passionate tale of Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval unfolds through a drama-within-a-drama as they meet at the theatre during a performance of Manon Lescaut, and begin their romantic adventures in Paris
La Sylphide : ballet en deux actes by François Roussillon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TDK presents Pierre Lacotte's landmark reconstruction of the romantic ballet La Sylphide, long regarded as a classic in its own right. Recording took place at performances by the Opera National de Paris, at the Palais Garnier in July 2004
Paris dances Diaghilev( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four ballets of the Ballets Russes, recreated in their original sets, costumes and choreography, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet as a tribute to Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev
La danse : le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's best ballet companies. The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolph Nureyev, Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch, and Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz. The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set, and lighting designers
Paris dances Diaghilev( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four works of the Ballet Russes, recreated in their original sets, costumes and choreography, preformed by the Paris Opera Ballet as a tribute to Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872-1929)"--Container
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of Sylvia, performed by Orchestra of the Opera National de Paris and Ballet of the Opera national de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet), and conducted by Paul Connelly
The Paris Opera Ballet : six ballets( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six ballets, most choreographed by Norbert Schmucki, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet
 
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Balet Opery Paryskiej.

Balet pariške Opere

Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Ballet de la Ópera de París

Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.

Ballet de l'Òpera Nacional de París

Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris

Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris francouzský baletní soubor

Ballet du Théâtre national de l'Opéra de Paris.

Ballet of the Opéra National de Paris

Balletto dell'Opéra di Parigi

Corps de ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.

Corps de ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris.

Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera

Le Ballet de l'opéra

Opéra de Paris Ballet

Opéra national de Paris Ballet

Opéra national de Paris Corps de ballet

Opéra national de Paris. Opéra de Paris Ballet

Paris Ballet

Paris (France)

Paris. Opéra. Ballet

Paris Opera Ballet ballet company

Paris. Opéra de Paris. Ballet

Parisoperans balett

The Paris Opera Ballet

балетна трупа Паризької опери

Балетная труппа Парижской оперы

בלט האופרה של פריז

باليه أوبرا باريس

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