Le Spectre de la Rose

Angelin Preljocaj

On April 19th, 1911, at the Theatre Palais Garnier of Monte-Carlo, Nijinsky left his public utterly astounded at the world premiere of Le Spectre de la Rose. Since this performance, there have been numerous other interpretations and there is not one ballet lover who doesn’t have his or her absolute all-time favourite version.

  • World premiere by: Preljocaj Ballet at Theatre National de l'Opéra de Paris (France) on 1993
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (Spain), January 18th, 2012

“…In my opinion, Le Spectre de la Rose is a type of gate, a door into another time period, a fourth dimension enabling me to communicate with this highly important moment in the history of dance”.
-Angelin Preljocaj-


  • Choreography:
    Angelin Preljocaj
  • Music:
    Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826)
  • Costume Design:
    Dominique Gay
  • Set Design:
    Angelin Preljocaj
  • Lighting Design:
    Jacques Chatelet
  • Staging:
    Danielle Leveque
  • Running time:
    20 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Tamako Akiyama, Michael Carter, Kayoko Everhart, Gabriel Barrenengoa, Inés Pereira, Lucio Vidal