“Lady of the Camellias”
Royal Danish Ballet
September 14 2014
Three seasons ago, John Neumeier’s “Lady of the Camellias” joined the RDB repertoire and became a smash hit, but the production could only run in borrowed costumes and décor and 13 performances. Luckily the Annie & Otto Johs. Detlef’s Foundation stepped in and with a donation of 50 mil. DKK. DKK secured not only this production but four more new ballets for RDB, including a new “La Sylphide”, “Jewells” and two new creations, where one will be by Neumeier.
Could the magic from last time be recreated? Was the ballet really as good as fondly remembered? The answer is a resounding yes. “Lady of the Camellias” as danced by RDB is a glorious production, and show why the RDB ensemble is king of the world in dramatic ballet.