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La Fille Mal Gardée

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About the Show Less...

This favourite rural romance is just the thing to brighten up the winter, as comic hens, ribboned maypoles and haywains provide the backdrop to a light-hearted and lively look at young love. Read More >

However, bucolic bliss doesn’t seem likely at the start of this ballet.

The young and beautiful Lise finds herself about to be married off by her mother, Widow Simone, to Alain, the idiot son of a local wealthy farmer. Her real affections are for the poor farmer Colas, but through cunning and comedic skill, true love is triumphant and the Widow’s designs are well and truly thwarted.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 19/01/2005

Closing Night: 02/04/2005

Running time: 2h05

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Cast & Creative


Designer - Osbert Lancaster

Choreographer - Frederick Ashton

Lighting Designer - John B. Read

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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