Rialto presenting Bolshoi Ballet

This Sunday at 10 a.m., the Rialto Theatre presents the Bolshoi Ballet performing Esmeralda.

This Sunday at 10 a.m., the Rialto Theatre presents the Bolshoi Ballet performing Esmeralda.

Inspired by Victor Hugo’s famous novel Notre Dame de Paris, Esmeralda was first presented in London in 1844.

Poet Gringoire, sentenced to be hanged, is saved in extremis by beautiful Esmeralda, who agrees to marry him. Archdeacon Frollo, torn between his love for God and his obsession for the gypsy girl, sends his henchman Quasimodo to capture her.

Esmeralda is rescued by Phoebus, the captain of the guard, who gives her his scarf as a souvenir. Later, alone, Esmeralda starts dreaming about the handsome captain…

For more information, call the Rialto Theatre at 250-338-5502.

— Rialto Theatre

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