02 December 2018 - Evening of one-act ballets. Carmen Suite. Le Jeune Homme et la Mort. (Ballet) - Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia (19:30)
234th Season

Mariinsky II (New Theatre)

02 December
2018 | Sunday
Evening of one-act ballets. Carmen Suite. Le Jeune Homme et la Mort.
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Evening of one-act ballets. Carmen Suite. Le Jeune Homme et la Mort.
Artists Credits
Music by Georges Bizet
Choreography by Roland Petit (revisions)
Choreography by Alberto Alonso (revisions)
Boris Messerer, Production design

Carmen Suite.

World premiere: 20 April 1967, Bolsoi Theatre, Moscow
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 19 April 2010

Running time: 45 minutes 

Carmen is a passionate, free-spirited woman in contrast to the temperamental and fickle Don Josй. Fate, a ballerina dressed in black and a representation of Carmen’s alter ego, shows Carmen the cards. After a fight with tobacco dealers, Carmen seduces Don Josй and convinces him to release her from jail. Carmen is subsequently caught in a love triangle between Don Josй and the popular bullfighter Escamillo..

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

Running time 16 minutes

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort is one of the earliest and most famous works by Roland Petit. The ballet was staged in post-war Paris in 1946 for the recently established company Les Ballets des Champs-Йlysйes. The ballet by Roland Petit which we know today is considered based on mime drama by Jean Cocteau. In actual fact, both the theme of relationships between an artist and death and the very image of a girl as death and lovers as death were key themes for Cocteau; he had his own accounts to settle with women and he himself was an artist.

A studio. The artist is unable to relax as he waits in torment. A woman appears: mysterious, sharp and heartless – the typical crafty Parisian woman – and during her brief visit she prompts the Youth to commit suicide. Moreover, she is, in fact, Death itself, its unique and original personification.

Production Sponsor: Toshihiko Takahashi

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