Le site officiel de l’Opéra de Paris : programmes du Palais Garnier et de l’Opéra Bastille (opéra, ballet, concert classique)
OK, I hope you are all watching! Le jeune homme et la mort was absolutely breathtaking! Bravo à Nicolas, bravo à Eleonora!
And Bolero would be even better. I promise… So, turn it on. NO EXCUSE!
Highlight for me the slap on the butt Mathieu Ganio gave to Audric Bezard in Caligula (technically he’s slapping his horse but it’s still funny to me ;D)
On more serious note, it’s nice to see POB School Italian student Francesco Mura in Bal des cadets solo as the drummer boy dancing with such great aplomb (beautiful turn-out and very good turns). I can’t imagine how daunting he must have felt to dance alone in the big Palais Garnier stage watched by all the etoiles, corps de ballet and the public (which include France prime minister, culture minister, justice minister).
I also love Le Jeune Homme et La Mort and Bolero (Nicolas is such a dramatic and intense dancer), the standing ovation at the end was very emotional more so with the appearance of Clause Bessy (!!!) former POB School director whom he studied under during his school year. I admit my throat tightened a bit when Nicolas and Sylvie hugged her.
Farewell Nicolas, you will be missed :(