About the Show/Event
Information for The Royal Ballet - Les Rendezvous/The Dream/Rhapsody at Royal Opera House, West End (Dance or ballet). This mixed programme opens with the buoyant Les Rendezvous, a fizzing succession of dances following a group of friends who meet in a park. The Dream, Ashton's witty and tender reimagining of Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream, follows set to Felix Mendelssohn's gossamer light music. The one-act ballet follows two pairs of mortal lovers, their fates at the hands of Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of Fairies. Ashton's lyrical masterpiece, Rhapsody, concludes the programme, its explosive jumps and fleet footwork a bravura match for Sergei Rachmaninoff's virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Music: Isobel Waller-Bridge