Category: Ballet Stories

Vespri

All About The Ballet Vespri Above is an extract from Vespri the Opera which was very popular at a time. A lot of people haven’t heard about the Ballet Vespri, and it was also quite difficult to research it, as there isn’t that much about the ballet online. I happened to see the ballet or a shortened …

La Fille Mal Gardee Ballet

The La Fille Mal Gardee Ballet is one of my favourites. It is light-hearted and funny, and a ballet that I could watch again and again. The literal translation for La Fille Mal Gardee means ‘The Wayward Daughter.’ Some of the first productions of this ballet were known simply as “Fille.” La Fille Mal Gardée is one …

Coppelia Ballet Story

The Coppelia Ballet story has changed over the years, and was first performed in the Paris Opera on the 25th of May 1870.  The choreography was done by Arthur St Leon and Marius Petipa. The first Swanhilda was Guiseppina Bozzacchi who was only sixteen at the time. She did only eighteen performances before the Paris Opera was …

Swan Lake Synopsis

Swan Lake was the first ballet that I ever saw live as a child, so it makes sense that I would include a Swan Lake Synopsis on this blog. Swan Lake has always been one of my favorite ballets, and I especially love the scene’s with all the white swans. As a child, I dreamed of …

Petrushka Synopsis

If you are looking for the Ballet Petrushka Synopsis, you can scroll down a little, but first a little history. Petrushka is considered a Burlesque ballet and it is done in one act. It was first performed by Ballets Russes at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on the 13th of June 1911. The choreography was …

Don Quixote Ballet Synopsis

The Don Quixote Ballet is one of my favorite ballets of all time.  The energy and the music of this exciting ballet makes it a thrill to watch. Don Quixote ballet is quite long – 4 Acts and 8 scenes in some cases. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and was …

Cinderella Ballet Story

Cinderella has been a popular story for over a hundred years, but it was only turned into a ballet after 1945, when Sergei Prokofiev finished writing the musical score.  The Cinderella Ballet Story has different versions, but the synopsis below is the most popular. Fredrick Ashton was the first person to stage a full-length Cinderella ballet story …