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Jardin aux Lilas

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

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Jardin aux Lilas

Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Ernest Chausson (Poème)
Sets and Costumes by Peter Cazalet

Amid a farewell party in an Edwardian garden, this tale brims with tension as young lovers are torn apart by a bride’s marriage of convenience to a monied, older gentleman. Performed to Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Antony Tudor’s choreography reveals vagaries of the human heart through furtive meetings, whispered secrets and gestures of unfulfilled yearning.