November04 2019 (Mon)
7:00 PM


Ballet by Franz Schubert, Pēteris Vasks

The Estates Theatre | Classical Music

135 minutes | Available

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Date: November 04, 2019 | 19:00 (Mon)
Venue: The Estates Theatre
Duration: 135 minutes
Status: Available
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Get captured by Valmont from "Dangerous Liaisons" in enchanting ballet performance

Choderlos de Laclos wrote a number of poems and librettos but is best known for the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782), composed entirely of letters by the various characters to one other. The accuracy of its action makes it the greatest work of its ilk. Almost 200 letters depict the relationship between two rakes who deform the noble ideas of philosophical libertinism into moral perversion.

For the sake of their amusement, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont interfere in other people’s lives and create schemes that ultimately cause their downfall.

The story of cynical hedonists has been adapted by the Czech choreographer Libor Vaculík to Franz Schubert’s music arranged by Petr Malásek. The chamber production oscillate between dance theatre and drama. Libor Vaculík does not aim to shock by a grand work, focusing instead on delicate, sensitive portrayal of the protagonists’ natures. Ballet dancers are dressed in beautiful period costumes.

Performed by:

Soloists of the ballet of the National Theatre
Orchestra of the National Theatre


  • One 25- minute intermission
  • The program may be subject to change.
  • The purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
  • For the performances of the National Theatre, Karlín Music Theatre and the Estates Theatre, no discounts are provided.

See the List of Opera and Ballet in Prague.

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