Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Description

    Roland Petit’s first piece for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1965, Notre-Dame de Paris brings together all the ingredients of a grand spectacle. The ballet was inspired by Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, with its colourful characters: the beautiful Esmerelda, the touching Quasimodo, the machiavellian Frollo and the cynical Pheobus.

    With colourful and graphic costumes by Yves Saint Laurent and sets by the painter René Allio that recreate the splendour of the Parisian cathedral, the choreography, sustained by the ensemble of the company’s dancers, translates all the expressive power of characters plunged into a saga of love and death.

    To mark the tenth anniversary of the choreographer’s death, the Corps de Ballet revives this magnificent fresco in dance on the stage of Opera Bastille.

    The Étoiles, the Premiers danseurs, the Premières danseuses and the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet

    A coproduction of the Paris Opera and Telmondis, with the participation of France télévision
    With the support of the Orange Foundation, patron of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts, and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée.

    Director: François-René Martin
    © Opéra national de Paris – Telmondis - 2021


  • Choreography

    Roland Petit

  • Music

    Maurice Jarre

  • Director

    Roland Petit

  • Conductor

    Jean-François Verdier

  • Set design

    René Allio

  • Costume design

    Yves Saint Laurent

  • Lighting design

    Jean-Michel Désiré