Principals & Soloists Ballet Opéra de Paris
The Generalife Theatre
Saturday 7 July 22:30 Dance


Principals and Soloists of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris


Les Ballets Russes at the Alhambra


Le spectre de la rose

Choreography: Michel Fokine

Music: Carl Maria von Weber, orchestrated Hector Berlioz

Customs: Léon Bakst

Running time: 10mins


The Prodigal Son*

Choreography: Simone Valastro

Music: Sergey Prokofiev

Set and customs: Simone Valastro

Lights: James Ango

Running time: 35mins




L’après-midi d’un faune

Choreography: Vaslav Nijinski

Music: Claude Debussy

Costumes: Léon Bakst

Running time: 10mins



Raymonda (Act III)

Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev/Marius Petipa

Music: Alexander Glazunov

Costumes: Nicholas Georgiadis

Running time: 20 mins

* World premiere

On the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

The Paris Opera Ballet could not fail to perform at a Festival of such French flavour. Remembering the Festival’s rich history, the Principals and Soloists pay tribute to the presentation of the Ballets Russes in Granada in 1918 and to the portraits that were taken of Diaghilev’s Company in the Alhambra wearing the costumes for Sheherazade. That was the same Company in which the dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky began to shine and we will be able to see his choreography for L’après midi d’un faune with music by Debussy. Apart from reproducing the classical choreographies of Nijinsky, Nureyev and Fokine, there will also be a world premiere of the choreography of The Prodigal Son, produced by Simone Valastro with music by Prokofiev.