Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in LAC (Swan Lake) - New Orleans Ballet Association

“This version of [Swan] Lake is a turning point in the history of dance, a soaring feat of almost lyrical proportions, with room still for restraint and nuance. It will undoubtedly remain a dazzling memory for all.”

-Le Figaro (France)


SAT | MAR 2, 2024 | 7:30PM

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo makes its triumphant return with LAC, Artistic Director Jean-Christophe Maillot’s visually stunning retelling of Swan Lake—the only scheduled performance of the masterpiece in the nation! “Jean-Christophe Maillot’s LAC (Swan Lake) for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo is a top recommendation for this year’s dance viewing … you will be intrigued, stimulated and invigorated” (Dance Australia Magazine). Within a labyrinth of dramatic twists and turns, this ravishing stage production is a psychological thriller of epic proportions that upends our expectations and brings “Swan Lake into the 21st century without losing the essence of the fairy tale at its heart” (Orange County Register). Offering audiences a thrilling interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, Maillot collaborated with esteemed French writer Jean Rouaud, Winter Olympics and award-winning Cirque de Soleil costume designer Philippe Guillotel, and, for grand, expressionistic sets, cutting-edge visual artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest to realize his provocative vision. 

The official national company of the Principality of Monaco, the company is a classical ballet company established in 1985 by the Princess of Hanover in accordance with the wishes of her mother, Princess Grace, who wished to perpetuate the long tradition of dance in Monaco and its famous Ballets Russes. “Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is one of the most dynamic ballet companies around, widely acclaimed for its superb dancers, vivid, original productions and determination to make ballet more accessible” (The Telegraph).

Ticketholders to this performance are invited to a special pre-performance talk with members of the ballet company (TBD) at 6:45 p.m. in the M2 level of the Mahalia Jackson lobby.

This ballet contains mature themes.


SAT | MAR 2, 2024 | 7:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theater
New Orleans, Louisiana

Detailed Seating Chart


FRI | MAR 1, 2024 | 6:15PM


$350/PERSON. Seating in the orchestra will be assigned. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. Subscribers or single ticket holders for March 2 should call the Box Office at 504-522-0996×201, Mon.-Fri., 10am-5 pm, for assistance with their ticket purchase and options.

March 1 – Exclusive, Intimate Presentation of Les Ballets de Monte’s Carlo’s LAC (Swan Lake) in a Rare Behind-the-Scenes Experience, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 6:15 pm: Prepare to be captivated like never before as NOBA takes you behind the curtain for the first time in our history with a mesmerizing presentation of Les Ballets de Monte’s Carlo’s LAC, a visually stunning and expertly danced masterpiece reimagining Swan Lake. Witness the artistry that goes into each performance as the curtain opens at 7pm before the 7:30pm show and during intermission, revealing the enchanting world of stagecraft – changing of the sets, dancers warming up, stagehands at work, and more. Dressed in black and white (feathers encouraged!), ascend the front steps of the theater to the lobby, where you will enjoy open bar and food. Your evening will be enriched with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in an open-seating theater format. When the final curtain falls, indulge in champagne, delectable desserts, music, and more with the artists.

Ticketing Notice

Tickets to NOBA performances are sold solely through NOBA and the Mahalia Jackson Theater at nobadance.com or mahaliajacksontheater.com.  Tickets sold on any other website are not guaranteed to be legitimate and will not be honored.

Discounts are not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other discount. All ticket purchases are subject to additional per-ticket processing fee. Discounts are valid up to 24 hours prior to a production or while supplies last. Some restrictions may apply.


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