Marie Antoinette | Malandain Ballet Biarritz (Coreografia Thierry Malandain) - Teatro La Fenice


Marie Antoinette | Malandain Ballet Biarritz (Coreografia Thierry Malandain)
Composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Christoph Willibald Gluck
from Wed 26.01.2022 to Sun 30.01.2022
La Fenice Opera House
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Without the French Revolution and the belief that the blood spilled contributed to progress, Marie-Antoinette would have continued her frivolous existence and would not have died on the guillotine. How did this woman who embodied the charms of royalty help to precipitate its fall? Thierry Malandain, director of the Ballet Biarritz, has chosen to discuss that far-reaching historical question within the narrow time span from one evening to the next. The events that paved the unfortunate Queen’s way to disaster are danced to such period music as Haydn’s “Times of Day” symphonies and Gluck’s opera Orphée et Eurydice. Costumes by Jorge Gallardo, while stylizing the models of the era, are outright modern.

First Italian premiere
generously supported by Palazzo Garzoni

in collaboration with

The performance lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes without interval

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Coreography Thierry Malandain
Sets & Costumes Jorge Gallardo
light designer François Menou


Marie-Antoinette Claire Lonchampt
Louis XVI Mickaël Conte
L’Impératrice Marie-Thérèse Irma Hoffren
Louis XV Frederik Deberdt
La comtesse du Barry Patricia Velazquez
Le comte de Mercy-Argenteau Guillaume Lillo
Axel von Fersen Raphael Canet
Joseph II Jeshua Costa


Malandain Ballet Biarritz
Alejandro Sánchez Bretones, Alessia Peschiulli, Allegra Vianello, Claire Lonchampt, Clémence Chevillotte, Frederik Deberdt, Giuditta Banchetti, Guillaume Lillo, Hugo Layer, Irma Hoffren, Ismael Turel Yagüe, Jeshua Costa, Julen Rodriguez Flores, Julie Bruneau, Laurine Viel, Loan Frantz, Marta Alonso, Mickaël Conte, Noé Ballot, Patricia Velázquez, Raphaël Canet, Yui Uwaha

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