Felicity Lott as the Grande Duchesse

Felicity Lott in Offenbach’s ‘La Grande Duchesse de Geroldstein’ at the Chatelet Theatre, Paris; [SBS Saturday 24th December] is brilliant and a ‘must see’ for anyone who likes fun music and a laugh. Perhaps the funniest scene, and one of the most hilarious ballets ever, is at the beginning of Act 3 when four guys dress as women and are partnered by four soldiers and they hurl each other around the stage in a wondrous parody of ballroom dancing and ballet.

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