Frederick Ashton's delightful ballet has proved irresistible to audiences of all ages and The Royal Ballet's production has immediate appeal for newcomers to ballet as well as for those who return time and again to enjoy its lyrical comedy.
It is a ballet set in the English countryside, telling how Lise manages to win the hand of the man she loves - the young farmer, Colas - despite her mother's determination to marry her off to the dim-witted son of a wealthy vineyard owner.
This is one of the great masterpieces of The Royal Ballet's repertory, created by Frederick Ashton, set amid the witty designs of Osbert Lancaster, with Ferdinand Hérold's delightful melodies to inspire the performances by some of the Company's leading artists.
"Lesley Collier "has the high spirits, the sense of fun, the impeccable technique, and at the end a glowing radiance. A glowing performance." - THE GUARDIAN
"An acknowledged masterpiece, lovingly cherished and superbly danced by The Royal Ballet." - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"Lesley Collier is a natural Lise, brimming with sunlight and technical dash…The ballet will surely charm viewers out of their armchairs once again." - THE OBSERVER
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Music: Ferdinand Herold
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Designed by: Osbert Lancaster
Executive Producer: Robin Scott
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