Le Parc

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December 2023 Next

Angelin Preljocaj created  Le Parc  in 1994 for the ballet of the Opéra de Paris with Isabelle Guérin and  Laurent Hilaire  in the leading roles. The choreography plays with elements from both classical and contemporary ballet, which requires the dancers to be extremely precise. With these means, Angelin Preljocaj takes a contemporary look at the highly stylized traditions and rules for love and life at the European courts of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

As the events progress, a game develops between temptation and devotion, between budding and disappointed love affairs, between fleeting and yet long-lasting encounters.  The tone for these amorous entanglements is set by various orchestral works by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart as well as the noise and sound landscapes created especially for  Le Parc by Goran Vejvoda. Thierry Leproust's stage design is based on classicist parks in France and creates an ambiguous space for the mystery of love. In it, the costume designer Hervé Pierre sets off a fascinating play of fabrics. He dresses the ensemble in Rococo fashion and uses the exciting contrast between courtly dress code and bourgeois rule breaking. The main couple grows closer throughout the ballet's three acts, finally coming together in the final pas de deux, which has become known as the "flying kiss."

Program and cast



Angelin Preljocaj


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sound design

Goran Vejvoda

musical direction

Koen Kessels


Thierry Leproust


Herve Pierre

Lighting design according to Jacques Chatelet

Christian Kass


Naomi Perlov Laurent Hilaire

Ensemble of the Bavarian State Ballet

Bavarian State Orchestra

National Theatre Munich

The National Theatre Munich (German: Nationaltheater München) is an opera house in Max-Joseph-Platz in Munich, Germany. It is the home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bayerisches Staatsballett(Bavarian State Ballet).


The Bavarian State Opera also performs in the Prinzregententheater, which opened in 1901 and, like the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, is built to Richard Wagner's specifications, and in the Cuvilliés Theatre at the Residenz, constructed in 1751–1753 and described by Thierry Beauvert as "a Rococo gem".


The Nationaltheater is very easy to get to both by car and by MVV public transportation. 

By MVV public transportation

S-Bahn: S 1 - 8 Marienplatz
U-Bahn: U 3, 6 Marienplatz, U 3 - 6 Odeonsplatz
Bus: 52, 131 Marienplatz, 100 Odeonsplatz
Straßenbahn: 19 Nationaltheater

On the day of the performance, holders of regular tickets are entitled to use public transport provided by the Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV). This service starts at 3 pm respectively three hours before the performance commences and ends with the closing hour of the MVV.

By Car

Take the Altstadt-Ring to Maximilianstraße.

Parking garage Max-Joseph-Platz: open Monday to Sunday from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.

You can take advantage of the special theatre parking fee of Euro 10,- from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. by presenting your admission tickets.

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