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Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet

Published on 13th August 2019
Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019 by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeares classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute Here difficult young people are mysteriously confined by […]

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – Live

Published on 7th August 2019
This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and […]

Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett (World Premieres) – Live

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Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pre. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal […]

Royal Ballet: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III – Live

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House From The Royal Ballet classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarised in one act, full of sparkle and […]

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Recorded)

Published on 6th August 2019
The Royal Ballets glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.  It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living room becomes a great battlefield, and a […]