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PragueLa Fille mal gardée

Hérold: La Fille mal gardée
Sir Frederick Ashton; Prague State Opera Ballet; Václav Zahradník; Sergej Poluektov; Osbert Lancaster
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Francesca Hayward an enchanting Swanilda in Royal Ballet's Coppélia

Francesca Hayward (Swanilda) and Gary Avis (Dr Coppélius) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A ballet of charming nonsense, led by a triumvirate of exceptional performances 
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Heart-warming Fille mal gardée from BRB

Michael O’Hare (Widow Simone) and Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet (Lise’s Friends) © Bill Cooper
Sir Frederick Ashton's quintessentially English ballet returns, dressed in pastel shades with knockabout fun everywhere.
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Morera and Muntagirov flood La Fille with spring sunshine

Considering its French title, Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballet La Fille mal gardée is quintessentially English. Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov brought the bright spring sunshine from outside to flood the auditorium in delightfully sunny performances.
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La Fille mal gardée, le ballet français le plus pittoresque

Dorothée Gilbert (Lise), Adrien Couvez (Alain) © Francette Levieux | Opéra national de Paris
La Fille mal gardée est une comédie haute en couleur mais aussi ballet virtuose, où les variations s’enchaînent allègrement. Pour cette reprise, la performance théâtrale des interprètes de l’Opéra de Paris, particulièrement débridés dans les seconds rôles, est remarquable.
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