Based on French writer Honoré de Balzac’s novel, Lost Illusions is a new ballet, created in Moscow in 2011 by Alexei Ratmansky, with dramaturgy reviewed by French actor, writer and director Guillaume Gallienne. The ballet tells a tantalizing story of passion, ambition and disappointment, with 19th century Paris as a backdrop.
- Music: Leonid Desyatnikov
- Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
- Dramaturgy consultant: Guillaume Gallienne
- With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
- Sunday, 2nd February – Time: 16:00
Lucien, a young provincial and budding composer, sets out to conquer the Parisian scene in search of glory. His success soon blinds him, and he betrays his friends and his love.
Lost Illusions is a new ballet, created in Moscow in 2011 by Alexei Ratmansky with dramaturgical advice by French actor, writer and director Guillaume Gallienne. This stylised adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s novel features thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment, with 19th century Paris as its backdrop.
The show time given is the curtain-up time; doors open 15 minutes earlier.