Los Angeles Ballet Presents “Lady of the Camellias”

Los Angeles Ballet presents Val Caniparoli's "Lady of the Camellias" May 27 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and June 2 & 3 at Royce Hall at UCLA.

PHOTO: Reed Hutchinson | Los Angeles Ballet dancers Petra Conti and Tigran Sargsyan.

Los Angeles Ballet presents the Los Angeles premiere of Val Caniparoli’s elegant ballet adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel La Dame aux Camélias, the inspiration for Verdi’s iconic opera, La Traviata, and the classic Hollywood films Moulin Rouge! starring Nicole Kidman, and Camille starring Greta Garbo.

Caniparoli has said that inspiration came to him from the Garbo film, and he based the ballet on her moving performance.

Danced to Frédéric Chopin’s romantic score, Lady of the Camellias is a story of love, sacrifice and longing. Armand falls passionately in love with Marguerite, a celebrated French courtesan of 19th century high-society Paris. Only for a fleeting moment do the lovers live their dream of love in the French countryside before fate completes their story.

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In addition to presenting bold new works and staging existing works by many of today’smost innovative dance-makers, Los Angeles Ballet is also committed to presenting classic story ballets.

Performances are Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 2, 2023 at Royce Hall at UCLA at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Royce Hall at UCLA at 2:00 pm

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 and Royce Hall at UCLA is located at 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tickets available online at losangelesballet.org/lady-of-the-camellias or by calling the Los Angeles Ballet Box Office at (310) 998-7782, Monday – Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Ticket prices range from $44 to $137 with discounts available for Students, Seniors, Military and Children. Some tickets may be available at the theater on the day of performances. Call (310) 998-7782 for updates.

About Los Angeles Ballet

Los Angeles Ballet is known for its superb stagings of the Balanchine repertory, stylistically meticulous classical ballets, dramatic contemporary works and innovative new choreography. LAB has become recognized as a world-class ballet company and ‘tours’ throughout LA County, regularly appearing at multiple venues. Since its inception in 2006, LAB’s Power of Performance (POP!) arts education program has provided thousands of free tickets to underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County. LAB’s A Chance to Dance outreach program was launched in October 2012. Melissa Barak, LAB’s new Artistic Director, joins Executive Director Brandon Lussier, who has been with LAB since 2019. The company was founded in 2004 by Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, who were responsible for programming the Christopher Wheeldon and Val Caniparoli performances.