“Métamorphoses” or Neang Waddhana Devi, an article by Maestro Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini, published in “L’Opera International Magazine”, June 2018, in Italian language on the last tournée of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia in Switzerland and France in May 2018.
To be noted the marvellous photos taken by Swiss photographer, Helmut Stampfli.
In 1906, His Majesty King Sisowath brought the Royal Ballet of Cambodia to France. The dancers were under the direction of the King’s favourite daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Sisowath Somphady (1865 – 193…). She really impressed everyone, especially the journalists. Rodin, himself, draws a portrait of the almighty princess.
On Friday 10th June 2016, in Phnom Penh, Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk granted me the honour of a Royal Audience in Kantha Bopha Pavillion at 11.00 a.m.
On this occasion, I presented to Her Majesty my respectful wishes for Her 80th Birthday, which will be celebrated on June 18th and presented the Queen-Mother the special gift that Mr. Ferruccio Ferragamo, Chairman of Salvatore Ferragamo, sent to Her Majesty, knowing that his brand has been the favourite of Queen Monineath for numerous decades.
Were also present HRH Princess Samdech Sisowath Pongneary Monipong, my beloved Aunt, HRH Princess Samdech Reach Botrey Preah Anoch Norodom Arunrasmy and Her daughter, HRH Princess Norodom Reasmey Ponita.