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Australia, NZ, North America
Hérold: La Fille mal gardée
Fiona Tonkin (Ballet Dancer); David McAllister (Ballet Dancer); Ray Powell (Ballet Dancer); Stephen Morgante (Ballet Dancer); Roy Wilson (Ballet Dancer); Mark Brinkley (Ballet Dancer);
State Orchestra of Victoria; Noel Smith
Set in a peasant village in the French countryside, La Fille mal gardée is a delightful tale of the difficult path of young love. Widow Simone is determined to betroth her willful daughter Lise to the eccentric son of a rich farmer, but Lise and her lover Colas conspire to thwart the widows plans.
"Comedy, pathos and lyricism unite in choreographic perfection to create one of the masterpieces in the 20th century ballet repertoire." (The Herald)