Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Frollo and Phoebus: four great characters around which a highly dramatic, passionate story revolves. The Corps de Ballet underscores the dynamics almost like an ancient choir. And in the background is the silent but incumbent presence of the cathedral, both witness and actress in this drama.
Notre-Dame de Paris, inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel, with music by Maurice Jarre, sets by René Allio and the renowned costumes of Yves Saint-Laurent, returns to La Scala after more than ten years since its last performance. Once again it will be celebrating Roland Petit and his artistic vein, his ability to evoke and synthesize in bringing the essential core of the story to light. His vision, brought alive by the choreography, sets, costumes, music and theatrically is the culmination of his triumph in this production.