The disastrous rehearsal
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The Bolshoi Ballet's Lost Illusions: A guide
2. The disastrous rehearsal
At the beginning of the second scene, a rehearsal is in progress and we're introduced to the company's star ballerinas Florine and Coralie and their patrons Camusot and the Duke. A nervous Lucien enters and begs to perform one of his works. The performance does not go well however, and Lucien's dreams are left in tatters.