Backstage films from the live relay of La Fille mal gardée, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.
Lise is the only daughter of Widow Simone. Lise loves Colas, a young farmer – but her mother has far more ambitious plans, and is determined that Lise marry Alain, the son of a wealthy landowner.
Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on a 1789 French ballet originally created by Jean Dauberval; John Lanchbery created the music for Ashton’s ballet from Ferdinand Hérold’s 1828 score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet’s repertory.
Arrangement and orchestration
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- The Royal Ballet
La Fille mal gardée Digital Programme
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Cast sheets are available as PDFs
News and features
What did you think of the live screening of Frederick Ashton's joyful ballet, starring Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae?
Frederick Ashton's Royal Ballet production stars Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae.
To find out more visit the La Fille mal gardée (2015) production page.