AMidsummerNight’sDream

Last Spring, the Paris National Opera audiences were transported into the magic world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream … and the magic of a completely new production of this theater classic !

The magic of history, a Shakespeare comedy hovering between reality and dreams where the elf king and fairy queen cross paths in an enchanted forest. The magic of George Balanchine’s timeless choreography, created in 1962 to accompany a Felix Mendelssohn score. The magic and grace of the star dancers. And of course, the magic of the costumes we mentioned in last season’s trend book, designed by magician Christian Lacroix and full of (magical) Sophie Hallette lace …

See how the laces accompany the virtuous movements and transcend the stunning corps de ballet ! Today A Midsummer Night’s Dream has gone back to sleep after the triumph and elogies, The 111 costumes rest quietly in the opera’s storerooms. And the magic, captured in images on these pages, will remain suspended until the next performance …