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The Paris Opéra Ballet Presents a New Full-Length Steeped in the 19th Century

It’s been over 10 years since the Paris Opéra Ballet presented a new full-length story ballet. That changed this month. Pierre Lacotte’s Le Rouge et le Noir (“The Red and the Black”) is a labor of love that, against all odds, finally had its world premiere on October 15. Lacotte not only choreographed the sprawling three-act work, which features music […]

Meet Sae Eun Park, the Paris Opéra Ballet’s Newest Étoile

June 10, 2021, will not only go down as a monumental date in Sae Eun Park’s career, but in the Paris Opéra Ballet’s 352-year history. Following her debut as Juliet in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet, Alexander Neef, general director of the Paris Opéra, and Aurélie Dupont, the ballet company’s artistic director, walked onstage to […]

Watch These Paris Opéra Ballet Dancers Give a Surprise In-Flight Performance

Just imagine: you’re settling in for a long international flight, when suddenly Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake starts playing on the intercom—and a group of feather-clad ballerinas bourrée down the aisle. That’s exactly what happened last week to Air France customers on a Paris-bound flight from Shanghai, when 10 members of the Paris Opéra Ballet gave a […]

Paris Opéra Ballet Revokes Sergei Polunin's Invitation to Guest Star

Sergei Polunin, whose recent homophobic and sexist Instagram posts have sparked international outrage, will not be appearing with the Paris Opéra Ballet as previously announced. POB artistic director Aurélie Dupont sent an internal email to company staff and dancers on Sunday, explaining that she did not share Polunin’s values and that the Russian-based dancer would […]

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