Pâdmavati has been produced. Its production in Paris is the first attempt to revive a form that has been long abandonedthe opera-ballet. The opera-ballet is a work in which the dance is an integral part of the subject and not an outside element brought in as diversion.
Pâdmavati is the creation of Louis Laloy, known as musician and orientalist, and of Albert Roussel. The former is chiefly responsible for the poem, and the latter for the music.
The story: Alaoudin, Sultan of the Mogols, visits Ratan-Sen, the Rajah of Tchitor, to conclude an...