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Live Fire Exercise/TBC/Corybantic Games - T0644943177

A contemporary programme of works by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon and a third ballet to be announced, with music by Michael Tippett and Leonard Bernstein and costume by Erdem Moralioglu.Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Live Fire Exercise). Choreographer Christopher Wheeeldon (Corybantic Games).
2 Apr 20 to 20 Apr 20Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering - T01100548977

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 PrChoreographer Cathy Marston (The Cellist). Music Philip Feeney (The Cellist). Design Hildegard Bechtler (The Cellist). Costume Bregje van Balen (The Cellist). Lighting Jon Clark (The Cellist). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (Dances at a Gathering). Music Fryderyk Chopin (Dances at a Gathering). Costume Joe Eula (Dances at a Gathering).
17 Feb 20 to 4 Mar 20Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III - T0593871981

From The Royal Ballet's classical origins in the works of 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 summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton's Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton's signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan's fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of the Company's heritage.Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Concerto). Choreographer Marius Petipa (Raymonda Act III). Choreographer Fredrick Ashton (Enigma Variations).
22 Oct 19 to 20 Dec 19Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Cross Currents/Monotones II/New Tanowitz - T01727623771

Choreographer Merce Cunningham (Cross Currants). Music Conlon Nancarrow (Cross Currants). Costume Merce Cunningham (Cross Currants). Lighting Beverly Emmons (Cross Currants). Director Daniel Squire (Cross Currants). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Monotones II). Music Erik Satie (Monotones II). Design Frederick Ashton (Monotones II). Lighting John B Read (Monotones II). Choreographer Pam Tanowitz (New Pam Tanowitz). Lighting Cliton Taylor (New Pam Tanowitz). Costume Fay Fullerton (New Pam Tanowitz).
10 Oct 19 to 11 Oct 19Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Firebird/A Month in the Country/Symphony in C - T1696996269

The flash of a firebird, a family sent into a spin and a classical ballet explosion. Michel Fokine's The Firebird with Igor Stravinsky's music is a ground-breaking classic of the early 20th-century that draws on the story, sound and look of Russian folk art. Ivan Turgenev's play A Month in the Country inspired Frederick Ashton's study of the emotional chaos a young tutor brings to household routine. Ashton created dazzling and fast footwork alongside expressive character portraits to music by Fryderyk Chopin. Symphony in C is pure dance with Russian-born George Balanchine's brilliant edge. His choreography draws from the classical Imperial ballet of his youth and matches it to the music of Georges Bizet's exuberant and inventive symphony.Choreographer Fokine. Choreographer Ashton. Choreographer Balanchine. Conductor Emmanuel Plasson.
4 Jun 19 to 14 Jun 19Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Asphodel Meadows/The Two Pigeons - T1285062728

Sheer romantic charm sums up Ashton's version of The Two Pigeons (1961). It has Messager's ever-tuneful score alongside a touching love story of a brief flirtation that threatens a young couple's relationship. The imagery of birds is wittily part of the choreography that contrasts bohemian Paris with the darker passions of a gypsy camp. Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows was enthusiastically acclaimed at its premiere in 2010. Set to music by another French composer, Poulenc, it shows how the line and lyricism of Ashton continue into the contemporary Royal Ballet repertory and defining style.Music Messager. Music Poulenc. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Choreographer Liam Scarlett. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
18 Jan 19 to 13 Feb 19Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Unknown Soldier/Infra/Symphony in C - T496675927

Infra - Wayne McGregor's abstract ballet is a moving exploration of emotion, set to Max Richter's melancholic and beautiful score. Symphony in C - Balanchine's dazzling neoclassical ballet, set to Bizet's Symphony no.1 is a joyful showcase for the whole Company. The Unknown Soldier - Alastair Marriott creates a new work for The Royal Ballet, to commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War I.Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Infra). Choreographer Balanchine (Symphony in C). Choreographer Alastair Marriott (The Unknown Soldier).
20 Nov 18 to 29 Nov 18Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Obsidian Tear/Marguerite and Armand/Elite Syncopations - T02054428111

Frederick Ashton created Marguerite and Armand for Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in 1963, as a celebration of their unique dance partnership. The narrative was drawn from the play La Dame aux camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils, which also inspired Giuseppe Verdi's opera La traviata. Ashton concentrates the play's tragic essence in choreography of great intensity - Fonteyn recalled that rehearsals for the work contained 'a passion more real than life itself'. The ballet is set to Franz Liszt's La lugubre gondola and his famous Piano Sonata in B Minor. It depicts the burgeoning love between Marguerite and Armand, movingly expressed through passionate lifts and increasingly free movements. However, the lovers' happiness is threatened by social convention and the 'gilded cage' in which Marguerite lives - evoked by Cecil Beaton in his elegant stage designs. The final pas de deux, as Marguerite lies dying in Armand's arms, is among the most moving in Ashton's output.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Conductor Tom Seligman. Music Dudley Simpson (orchestration). Design Cecil Beaton. Lighting John B Read.
14 Apr 18 to 11 May 18Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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New Wayne McGregor - T143422253

Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centenary with the world premiere of a new work.Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Music Leonard Bernstein. Design Edmund de Waal. Lighting Lucy Carter.
15 Mar 18 to 13 Apr 18Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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New Christopher Wheeldon/The Age of Anxiety/New Christopher Wheeldon - T901486601

In a New York bar in wartime four lonely strangers attempt to find spiritual meaning in an industrialized world. The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett created The Age of Anxiety on the Company in 2014. After his dark, probing narrative works Sweet Violets and Hansel and Gretel he turned to Leonard Bernstein's Second Symphony and the epic poem by W.H. Auden that inspired it. As the Evening Standard wrote at the ballet's premiere, 'Scarlett's bitter-sweet take on American modernism... brilliantly conveys the sadness beneath the skin'. Bernstein had an intense emotional response to Auden's poem, which explores the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed World War II; he later wrote that '00000When I first read the book I was breathless'. In the symphony this deep personal resonance is married with Bernstein's instinctive sense of rhythm, which has made his music so ideal for dance. John Macfarlane, who has collaborated with Scarlett on all his main-stage works for The Royal Ballet, provides designs 'superb in detail and atmosphere' (The Guardian)Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Music Leonard Bernstein. Design Erdem Moralioglu. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Conductor Koen Kessels.
15 Mar 18 to 13 Apr 18Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Sylvia - T01202774513

The shepherd Aminta has fallen for the nymph Sylvia. As a disciple of the goddess Diana, she rejects his advances - until Eros intervenes... Sylvia and Aminta defy the jealous hunter Orion's attempts to take Sylvia for himself. Finally the couple is united, their union blessed by Diana.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Director Christopher Newton. Music Leo Delibes. Design Christopher Ironside (original design). Design Robin Ironside (original design). Design Peter Farmer (additional design). Lighting Mark Jonathan. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Conductor Simon Hewett.
23 Nov 17 to 16 Dec 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration - The Judas Tree - T2001952047

On a building site in London's *East End, the Foreman's jealousy and betrayal bring about events of appalling violence. Kenneth MacMillan's The Judas Tree is his final ballet, and still his most controversial. MacMillan commissioned a score from Brian Elias for the ballet, which had its premiere in 1992. Both MacMillan and Elias were inspired not only by Biblical stories of betrayal but also by contemporary events - the violence in Tiananmen Square; the creation of the financial district in Canary Wharf. As MacMillan admitted of the finished work, 'There are things in me that are untapped and that have come out in this ballet that I find frightening'.Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Music Brian Elias. Design Jock McFadyen. Lighting Mark Henderson.
26 Oct 17 to 27 Oct 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Jeux - T1091880394

The Royal Ballet performs Jeux as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, a festival bringing together leading British dance companies to celebrate MacMillan's legacy, on the 25th anniversary of his death. The pioneering Russian dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky created Jeux in 1913, to a wonderful commissioned score by Debussy. As with Nijinsky's scandalous ballet The Rite of Spring from the same year, the original choreography for Jeux has been lost ? but in 1980, for Herbert Ross's film Nijinsky, Kenneth MacMillan reconstructed elements of both ballets, drawing on photographs and his own choreographic sensibility to construct a living idea of Nijinsky's original.Choreographer Wayne Eagling (after Kenneth MacMillan). Music Claude Debussy.
18 Oct 17 to 24 Oct 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Kenneth Mac Millan: a National Celebration - Elite Syncopations - T0383382514

In 1974 Kenneth MacMillan created the perfect antidote to the blues with Elite Syncopations - as he told the New Yorker at the time, ?Something short and light and funny'. The resulting 35-minute ballet, using onstage music from ragtime composers including Scott Joplin, is as luridly lewd as it is sassily sophisticated, and has become a staple of the repertory.Choreographer Kenneth MacMilan. Music Scott Joplin. Costume Ian Spurling.
18 Oct 17 to 19 Oct 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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T01159832571

The programme will include excerpts from Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet and works by The Royal Ballet's associated choreographers, the internationally renowned Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.
16 Sep 17Hull New Theatre, Hull :: V934
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Summer Performance - T740200852

The Royal Ballet School's annual performance features an impressive mix of traditional and contemporary ballet, as a showcase for the prodigious talent of some of the best young dancers in the world.Conductor Paul Murphy.
9 Jul 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand - T0595042711

Live cinema relay/BP Big Screen Jun17 7. The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Music Felix Mendelssohn. Music Cesar Franck. Music Franz Liszt. Conductor Emmanuel Plasson. Design Cecil Beaton. Lighting John B. Read.
2 Jun 17 to 10 Jun 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude/Tarantella/Strapless/NEW Liam Scarlett - T01398407734

Choreographer William Forsythe. Choreographer George Balanchine. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Choreographer Liam Scarlett. Music Franz Schubert. Music Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Music Hershy Kay (reconstructed and orchestrated). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (reconstructed and orchestrated). Conductor Koen Kessels.
18 May 17 to 31 May 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Human Seasons/After the Rain/NEW Crystal Pite - T01765097707

The Royal Ballet celebrates contemporary ballet with a programme that includes a world premiere from Crystal Pite and works by Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson.Choreographer David Dawson. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Choreographer Crystal Pite. Music Greg Haines. Music Arvo Part. Music Henryk Gorecki. Conductor Koen Kessels. Design Eno Henze. Costume Yumiko Takeshima. Lighting Bert Dalhuysen.
16 Mar 17 to 24 Mar 17Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Carbon Life: Chroma/New Wayne McGregor/Carbon Life - T0122521688

The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor's ten years as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme, including one world premiere to a new commission by Steve Reich.Music Joby Talbot. Music Jack White III. Music Steve Reich. Music Mark Ronson. Music Andrew Wyatt. Conductor Koen Kessels. Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Design Gareth Pugh. Lighting Lucy Carter.
10 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Charlotte Edmonds/Robert Binet - T697275871

A mixed programme of two new works by young choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet, each of whom has been mentored by Wayne McGregor.Choreographer Charlotte Edmonds. Choreographer Robert Binet.
10 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Obsidian Tear/The Invitation/Within the Golden Hour - T1411221120

Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Obsidian Tear). Music Esa-Pekka Salonen (New Work). Lighting Lucy Carter (New Work). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (The Invitation). Music Matyas Seiber (The Invitation). Design Nicholas Georgiadis (The Invitation).
28 May 16 to 11 Jun 16Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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After the Rain/New Christopher Wheeldon/Within the Golden Hour - T2139281919

The Royal Ballet celebrates the acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon with this mixed programme of three one-act ballets, including one world premiere.Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (After the Rain). Music Arvo Part (After the Rain). Costume Holly Hynes (After the Rain). Lighting Mark Stanley (After the Rain). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (New Work). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (New Work). Design Bob Crowley (New Work). Lighting Natasha Chivers (New Work). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Within the Golden Hour). Music Ezio Bosso (Within the Golden Hour). Design Martin Pakledinez (Within the Golden Hour). Lighting James F. Ingalls (Within the Golden Hour).
12 Feb 16 to 11 Mar 16Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons - T1975698759

Rhapsody - Rhapsody closely follows the movement of Rachmaninoff's score - by turns playful, romantic, elegiac and elegant. The Two Pigeons: The Young Man, a painter, feels trapped by the Young Girl, his model and mistress. His eye is caught by a Gypsy Girl, and he takes up his sketch-pad to follow the gypsy troupe.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Rhapsody). Music Sergey Rachmaninoff (Rhapsody). Design Jessica Curtis (Rhapsody). Costume Jessica Curtis (Rhapsody). Lighting Neil Austin (Rhapsody). Other Christopher Carr (Rhapsody staging). Other Grant Coyle (Rhapsody staging). Lighting John B. Read (Rhapsody). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Two Pigeons). Music Andre Messager (The Two Pigeons). Music John Lanchbery (The Two Pigeons musical arrangement). Design Jacques Dupont (The Two Pigeons).
16 Jan 16 to 30 Jan 16Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Mixed Programme: Monotones I and II/The Two Pigeons - T585359647

Monotones I and II - These two short, non-narrative ballets each present an extended pas de trois that is perfectly matched to Satie's haunting music. The Two Pigeons: The Young Man, a painter, feels trapped by the Young Girl, his model and mistress. His eye is caught by a Gypsy Girl, and he takes up his sketch-pad to follow the gypsy troupe.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Monotones I and II). Music Erik Satie (Monotones I and II). Design Frederick Ashton (Monotones I and II). Lighting John B. Read (Monotones I and II). Other Lynn Wallis (Monotones I and II staging). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Two Pigeons). Music Andre Messager (The Two Pigeons). Music John Lanchbery (The Two Pigeons musical arrangement). Design Jacques Dupont (The Two Pigeons).
18 Nov 15 to 5 Dec 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Viscera/Afternoon of a Faun/Tchaikovsky pas de deux/Carmen - T474213176

Viscera - This dazzling ballet was the US choreographic debut of rising star Liam Scarlett. Intense, dynamic movement is set to Lowell Liebermann's driving score. Tchaikovsky pas de deux - Balanchine's brief and brilliant ballet is set to music Tchaikovsky originally wrote for Swan Lake, and is a breathtaking display of bravura technique. Carmen - Carlos Acosta adapts Bizet's opera for dance in his new work for The Royal Ballet, with spectacular designs by Tim Hatley.Choreographer Liam Scarlett (Viscera). Music Lowell Liebermann (Viscera). Costume Liam Scarlett (Viscera). Lighting John Hall (Viscera). Choreographer George Balanchine (Tchaikovsky pas de deux). Music Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky pas de deux). Costume Anthony Dowell (Tchaikovsky pas de deux). Lighting John B. Read (Tchaikovsky pas de deux). Choreographer Carlos Acosta (Carmen). Music Georges Bizet (Carmen). Music Martin Yates (Carmen musical arrangement). Design Tim Hatley (Carmen). Lighting Peter Mumford (Carmen). Performer Laura Morera. Performer Leticia Stock. Performer Nehemiah Kish. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Iana Salenko. Performer Steven McRae.
26 Oct 15 to 12 Nov 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Connectome/Raven Girl - T0181212669

A mixed programme of ballets inspired by science and fairytale, featuring works from two British choreographers closely associated with The Royal Ballet, Alastair Marriott and Wayne McGregor. A Postman finds a young raven, fallen from its nest. They fall in love and in time have the Raven Girl. She longs to fly like her mother but has no wings. At university she meets a Doctor who lectures on chimeras. The Raven Girl approaches him and asks: Can he give her wings?Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Alastair Marriott. Author Audrey Niffenegger. Music Gabriel Yared. Design Vicki Mortimer. Design Es Devlin. Lighting Lucy Carter. Lighting Bruno Poet. Design Ravi Deepres (video). Lighting Simon Bennison (associate lighting design). Costume Jonathan Howells. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Olivia Cowley.
6 Oct 15 to 24 Oct 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Afternoon of a Faun/In the Night/Song of the Earth - T758924460

Afternoon of a Faun - A male dancer is sleeping in a ballet studio. Languidly he rises and begins to stretch. A girl enters and begins to warm up at the barre. They fall into a trancelike pas de deux ? which ends with the boy kissing the girl on the cheek. In the Night - Three very different couples - one of young lovers, another elegant and refined and the last tempestuously passionate - dance a series of sumptuous pas de deux.Choreographer Jerome Robbins (After the Faun/In the Night). Music Fryderyk Chopin (In the Night). Costume Anthony Dowell (in the Night). Other Christine Redpath (Staging - In the Night). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Song of the Earth).
29 May 15 to 4 Jun 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Four Temperaments/Hofesh Shechter/Song of the Earth - T1035194568

The Four Temperaments - The prelude introduces the three-part theme, then reworked in four variations based on the medieval theory of the four temperaments: Melancholic (sad, pensive), Sanguinic (confident), Phlegmatic (impassive) and Choleric (angry). Hofesh Shechter - Choreographer and composer Hofesh Shechter is an Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells and his company is Resident Company at Brighton Dome. His works, for which he creates both choreography and score, are in the repertories of international companies including Bern Ballett and Nederland Dans Theater. He makes his Royal Ballet debut in the 2014/15 Season with a new one-act work for the Company.Choreographer George Balanchine (The Four Temperaments). Choreographer Hofesh Shechter. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Music Paul Hindemith. Music Hofesh Shechter. Music Nell Catchpole. Music Gustav Mahler. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Conductor Koen Kessels. Design Holly Waddington. Design Nicholas Georgiadis. Lighting John B Read. Lighting Lee Curran. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Natalia Osipova. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Edward Watson.
27 Mar 15 to 14 Apr 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Draft Works - T1411298930

Dancers from within the ranks of The Royal Ballet create and perform experimental new works.
24 Feb 15 to 26 Feb 15Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Ceremony of Innocence/The Age of Anxiety/Aetenum - T0136560622

Choreographer Kim Brandstrup (Ceremony of Innocence). Music Benjamin Britten (Ceremony of Innocence). Costume Kandis Cook (Ceremony of Innocence). Design Leo Warner (Ceremony of Innocence). Choreographer Liam Scarlett (The Age of Anxiety). Music Leonard Bernstein (The Age of Anxiety). Design John Macfarlane (The Age of Anxiety). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (The Age of Anxiety). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Aeternum). Music Benjamin Britten (Aeternum). Design Jean-Marc Puissant (Aeternum). Lighting Adam Silverman (Aeternum). Performer Edward Watson. Performer Marcelino Sambe. Performer Laura Morera. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Federico Beonelli. Performer Nehemiah Kish.
7 Nov 14 to 17 Nov 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Scenes de ballet/Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan/Symphonic Variations/A Month in the Country - T2085419430

Scenes de ballet radiates sophisticated elegance in its setting of Stravinsky's witty and energetic neoclassical score. Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan is an impassioned and distinctive homage to the American dancer who was one of Ashton's guiding influences. Symphonic Variations is a cornerstone in the Ashton style, rejoicing in graceful purity of line and movement. And A Month in the Country, one of Ashton's last works, is his poignant dramatic masterpiece, perfectly capturing the elegiac mood of Turgenev's play in an all-Chopin score.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Music Igor Stravinsky. Design Andre Beaurepaire. Lighting John B. Read. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Steven McRae.
18 Oct 14 to 12 Nov 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Cassandra - T0176937666

In Greek myth, Cassandra was given the gift of premonition, but cursed never to be believed. A modern Cassandra, disturbed by visions, is confined in a psychiatric ward. Is the treatment for her or just for others' peace of mind?Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela. Music Ana Silvera. Design Becs Andrews. Director Kate Church (filming). Performer Lauren Cutherbertson (Cassandra). Performer Gary Avis (the Doctor). Performer Thomas Whitehead (the Lover). Performer Mara Galeazzi (the Mother). Performer Yuhui Choe (the Nurse). Performer Paul Kay (the Brother/Nursing Assistant). Performer Romany Pajdak (Nursing Assistant). Performer Ana Silvera (Ancient Cassandra).
30 Oct 14 to 1 Nov 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Dream/New Marriott/The Concert - T6593611

This Royal Ballet mixed programme opens with a classic by Frederick Ashton, based on Mendelssohn's delicate score and the plot of Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. In a magical nocturnal world, Oberon and Titania play games with unwitting mortals, while the mischievous Puck intensifies love's comic confusions. The ballet's fleet footwork and gentle humour show Ashton at his brilliant best. A new work for The Royal Ballet by Alastair Marriott is at the heart of the evening. Following last year's successful 'Trespass' - with Christopher Wheeldon as part of Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 - Marriott's fifth work for the Company on the main stage is an exciting collaboration with acclaimed designer Es Devlin and lighting designer Bruno Poet. The programme ends in superb style with The Concert. This humorous, beautifully crafted ballet by Jerome Robbins is a superbly witty spoof of a classical music concert. As a pianist performs Chopin, the audience allow their minds to wander and their resulting fantasies take flight.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Dream). Music Felix Mendelssohn (The Dream). Design David Walker (The Dream). Costume David Walker (The Dream). Lighting John B Read (The Dream). Other Christopher Carr (staging - The Dream). Other Anthony Dowell (staging - The Dream). Choreographer Alastair Marriott (New Marriott). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (The Concert). Music Fryderyk Chopin (The Concert). Costume Irene Sharaff (The Concert). Lighting Ronald Bates (The Concert). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (The Concert).
31 May 14 to 13 Jun 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Serenade/Sweet Violets/DGV Danse a grande vitesse - T02070842140

The opening of George Balanchine's Serenade is unforgettable: on a blue-lit stage, women stand motionless in filmy blue dresses with single arms held high. Balanchine's ethereal choreography is the perfect complement to Tchaikovsky's soaring Serenade for Strings, both atmospheric and emotionally subtle. A seedy Victorian underworld provides the setting for Liam Scarlett's Sweet Violets. His inspiration is the work of artist Walter Sickert, whose ?Camden Town Murder' paintings were based on the gruesome murders of Jack the Ripper. Scarlett's classical sensibility teamed with a deep emotional punch makes Sweet Violets a disturbing and enthralling experience. Hurtling forward into a 21st-century aesthetic, Christopher Wheeldon's award-winning DGV: Danse ? grande vitesse brings the programme to an exhilarating close. The ballet was inspired by the French high-speed train line TGV and is set to a propulsive score by Michael Nyman. Wheeldon's choreography is a modern paean to our hi-tech age - brittle and brilliant.Choreographer George Balanchine (Serenade). Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Serenade). Costume Barbasra Karinska (Serenade). Lighting Ronald Bates (Serenade). Choreographer Liam Scarlett (Sweet Violets). Music Sergey Rachmaninoff (Sweet Violets). Design John Macfarlane (Sweet Violets). Lighting David Finn (Sweet Violets). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (DGV). Music Michael Nyman (DGV). Design Jean-Marc Puissant (DGV). Costume Jean-Marc Puissant (DGV). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (DGV).
14 May 14 to 26 May 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Rhapsody/Wayne McGregor/Gloria - T1876438046

In 1980 Frederick Ashton created Rhapsody to celebrate the distinctive techniques of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, using Rachmaninoff's exhilarating Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The energy and style of the two solo roles beautifully complement the virtuoso piano playing. Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor continues to explore the connections between the arts in his keenly anticipated new ballet, which is set to music by J.S. Bach. The work is brought to the main stage with designs by Tauba Auerbach and lighting designs by Lucy Carter. The programme is brought to a close by Gloria, MacMillan's poignant tribute to the fallen of World War I, set to Poulenc's sublime choral music. As soldiers stagger across a barren landscape, they encounter ghostly figures in grey - angels who both comfort them and lead them towards death. Gloria is another searing MacMillan masterpiece.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Rhapsody). Music Sergey Rachmaninoff (Rhapsody). Design Jessica Curtis (Rhapsody). Costume Jessica Curtis (Rhapsody). Lighting Neil Austin (Rhapsody). Other Christopher Carr (staging - Rhapsody). Other Grant Coyle (staging - Rhapsody). Lighting John B Read (Rhapsody). Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Gloria). Music Francis Poulenc (Gloria). Design Andy Klunder (Gloria). Costume Andy Klunder (Gloria). Lighting Bill Besant (Gloria). Lighting John B Read (Gloria). Other Monica Mason (staging - Gloria). Other Christopher Saunders (staging - Gloria).
7 Feb 14 to 15 Feb 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Chroma/New Dawson/The Rite of Spring - T118281895

Chroma provides the sensational opening for this Royal Ballet mixed programme. With its stark white set, designed by architect John Pawson, and costumes that outline the body's contours as the dancers explore their physical limits, Wayne McGregor's Chroma looks as groundbreaking today as it did at its 2006 premiere. Former Royal Ballet School pupil David Dawson is much admired in Europe for his boldly imaginative choreography. His first work for The Royal Ballet is eagerly awaited. Dawson has chosen music by electronic artist Greg Haines and will work with designers Eno Henze and Yumiko Takeshima to bring his distinctive vision to the stage. Kenneth MacMillan's The Rite of Spring brings the programme to a cathartic close. One hundred years after its premiere, Stravinsky's propulsive music still has the power to shock. MacMillan's choreography demands attention too, not least through the stunning use of the corps de ballet. Sets and costumes in sunbaked yellows and reds by Sidney Nolan intensify the increasingly frenzied atmosphere.Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Chroma). Music Joby Talbot (Chroma). Music Jack White III (Chroma). Design John Pawson (Chroma). Costume Moritz Junge (Chroma). Lighting Lucy Carter (Chroma). Choreographer David Dawson (New Dawson). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (The Rite of Spring). Design Sidney Nolan (The Rite of Spring). Costume Sidney Nolan (The Rite of Spring). Lighting John B Read (The Rite of Spring).
9 Nov 13 to 23 Nov 13Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Mixed programme: Apollo/New Wheeldon/New Ratmansky - T2088914402

Apollo - The ballet relates events surrounding Apollo, Greek god of music, from his birth to his assumption of the leadership of the muses on Mount Parnassus. New Wheeldon - Following the runaway success of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which arrived on the Royal Opera House stage in 2011, Christopher Wheeldon brings a newly commissioned work to Covent Garden. It is an eagerly awaited world premiere and promises to showcase Wheeldon's unique and exhilarating style of choreography. New Ratmansky - Alexei Ratmansky is one of the most celebrated names in contemporary ballet. During his time as director of the Bolshoi Ballet, he revitalized the company's repertory with new choreography for ballet scores by Shostakovich and Prokofiev and re-stagings of historic works. Since joining American Ballet Theatre as artist in residence in 2009, he has created critically acclaimed versions of classic Russian ballets The Nutcracker and The Firebird. His first work for The Royal Ballet offers British audiences the opportunity to experience the work of this thrilling Russian choreographer.Choreographer George Balanchine (Apollo). Music Igor Stravinsky (Apollo). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (New Wheeldon). Music Benjamin Britten (New Wheeldon). Design Jean-Marc Puissant (New Wheeldon). Lighting Adam Silverman (New Wheeldon). Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky (New Ratmansky). Music Fryderyk Chopin (New Ratmansky). Lighting Neil Austin (New Ratmansky). Costume Colleen Atwood (New Ratmansky).
22 Feb 13 to 14 Mar 13Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Mixed programme: La Valse/Meditation from Thais/Voices of Spring/Monotones I and II/Marguerite and Armand - T362679532

La Valse - A large corps de ballet whirls across the stage and three couples dance pas de deux, evoking a nostalgic vision of a 19th-century ballroom. Meditation from Thais - A pas de deux for two soloists perfectly matches the evocative sounds of Jules Massenet's Meditation religieuse. Voices of Spring - A ballerina and her partner follow the swirling melodies of Johann Strauss II's Fruhlingsstimmen waltz with show-stopping choreography. Monotones I and II - These two short, non-narrative ballets each present an extended pas de trois that is perfectly matched to Satie's haunting piano music. Marguerite and Armand - As Marguerite - a Parisian courtesan - lies on her deathbed, she recalls her tragic love affair with Armand in a feverish series of flashbacks.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (La Valse). Music Maurice Ravel (La Valse). Design Andre Levasseur (La Valse). Lighting John B Read (La Valse). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Meditation from Thais). Music Jules Massenet (Meditation from Thais). Costume Anthony Dowell (Meditation from Thais). Lighting John B Read (Meditation from Thais). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Voices of Spring). Music Johann Strauss II (Voices of Spring). Costume Julia Trevelyan Oman (Voices of Spring). Lighting John B Read (Voices of Spring). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Monotones I and II). Music Erik Satie (Monotones I and II). Design Frederick Ashton (Monotones I and II). Lighting John B Read (Monotones I and II). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Marguerite and Armand). Music Franz Liszt (Marguerite and Armand). Design Cecil Beaton (Marguerite and Armand). Lighting John B Read (Marguerite and Armand).
12 Feb 13 to 23 Feb 13Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Firebird - Mixed programme - T01419608735

22 Dec 12 to 11 Jan 13Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Concerto/Las Hermanas/Requiem - T1787278600

Concerto - Kenneth MacMillan's ballet combines technical precision with playful warmth. The youthful energy of Shostakovich's piano concerto is complemented by J?rgen Rose's bold designs. Las Hermanas - Kenneth MacMillan's ballet explores repression and sensuality through groundbreaking choreography. It is based on a play by Federico Garc?a Lorca. Requiem - Kenneth MacMillan's moving one-act ballet is set to Gabriel Faur?'s serene choral music. It was created in memory of his friend and fellow choreographer John Cranko.Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Music Dmitry Shostakovich. Music Frank Martin. Music Gabriel Faure. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Lighting John B Read. Design Nicholas Georgiadis. Design Yolanda Sonnabend (in association with Peter Farley).
17 Nov 12 to 5 Dec 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Viscera/Infra/Fool's Paradise - T0999054571

Viscera - This abstract ballet in three sections closely follows the contours of Liebermann's score and showcases the full range of the dancers' technique. - Wayne McGregor's virtuoso choreography is set against designs by Julian Opie. The ballet presents a complex and moving portrait of human relationships, set to Max Richter's haunting score. Fool's Paradise - Gold petals flutter down on the dancers in Christopher Wheeldon's exquisite ballet. It contains beautifully nuanced pas de deux and a romantic score by Joby Talbot.Choreographer Liam Scarlett. Music Lowell Liebermann. Costume Liam Scarlett. Lighting John Hall. Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Infra). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Fool's Paradise).
3 Nov 12 to 14 Nov 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Birthday Offering/A Month in the Country/Les Noces - T0167637777

Three works with a particularly strong place in The Royal Ballet's unique, world-class identity. Frederick Ashton's Birthday Offering was created to put the spotlight on the extraordinary talents of the Company's ballerinas; his character study of domestic drama, A Month in the Country, brings out the story-telling and characterizations that are also part of great ballet. The final work, Les Noces, is a must-see classic of both 20th-century ballet and the Royal Ballet repertory.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Choreographer Bronislava Nijinska. Music Alexander Glazunov. Music Fryderyk Chopin. Music Igor Stravinsky. Conductor Thomas Seligman. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.
30 Jun 12 to 9 Jul 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Ballo della regina/La Sylphide - T1051694909

Two facets of technical brilliance: the brilliance and energy of Balanchine and the swift precision and elegance of Bournonville. Ballo della regina is a showcase of pure dance, and La Sylphide is an atmospheric gothic drama of haunting images. Wonderful range in one ballet programme.
21 May 12 to 15 Jun 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L2118669740

Polyphonia/Sweet Violets/Carbon Life - T1508140155

Two of the world's leading choreographers of today and one fast-rising star come together in a programme of contemporary brilliance with two world premieres. After the extraordinary success of Liam Scarlett's debut work for the main stage last Season, Asphodel Meadows - already revived this Season - comes a new ballet. Scarlett has already won audiences with his unique combination of classical training, musical sensitivity and inventive choreography, so this premiere is definitely one to see. ?Romantic with modern twists' is how Christopher Wheeldon has described his modern classic Polyphonia. Last presented by The Royal Ballet in 2006, its dynamic opening and closing ensembles frame a series of beautifully crafted episodes of varying emotion and mood set to Ligeti's intense and virtuoso piano music. The final work is a new piece by Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. Each year he has pushed the boundaries of dance, with the virtuoso technique of the Company as just a starting point for his fascinating and award-winning inventive collaborations. With pop and fashion as the theme, McGregor joins forces with Gareth Pugh, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and guest artists. It is a fitting end for a programme that draws the classical and contemporary together in an explosion of today's brightest talents.Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Polyphonia). Music Gyorgy Ligeti (Polyphonia). Design Holly Hynes (Polyphonia). Lighting Mark Stanley (Polyphonia). Choreographer Liam Scarlett (Sweet Violets). Music Sergey Rachmaninoff (Sweet Violets). Design John Macfarlane (Sweet Violets). Lighting David Finn (Sweet Violets). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Carbon Life). Music Mark Ronson (Carbon Life). Music Andrew Wyatt (Carbon Life). Music Rufus Wainwright (orchestration -Carbon Life). Design Gareth Pugh (Carbon Life). Lighting Lucy Carter (Carbon Life). Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Beatriz Stix-Brunell. Performer Lauren Cutherbertson. Performer Itziar Mendizabal. Performer Nehemiah Kish. Performer Tristan Dyer. Performer Dawid Trzensimiech.
5 Apr 12 to 18 Apr 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - T01342255532

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will bring a famous story and its equally famous characters to the ballet stage. The Victorian childhood of Lewis Carroll's Alice and her encounters with extraordinary people, strange creatures and unusual events gives The Royal Ballet an entire new world to create, and also gives a great chance to see the whole Company on stage in new guises.Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Music Joby Talbot. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Adapted by Nicholas Wright. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Natasha Katz. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Robert Pennefather.
17 Mar 12 to 13 Apr 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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The Dream/Song of the Earth - T01387466711

Two defining styles of The Royal Ballet: Ashton and MacMillan in their respective elements. The dazzling choreography and sparkling Mendelssohn score of the one-act rendering of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is paired with a contemplative and poetic interpretation of Mahler's song-cycle.Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Dream). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Song of the Earth). Director Anthony Dowell. Director Christopher Carr. Director Monica Mason. Director Grant Coyle. Design David Walker. Design Nicholas Georgiadis. Lighting John B Read. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Sergei Polunin. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Carlos Acosta.
1 Feb 12 to 7 Mar 12Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Magical Night - T01668199090

As two children fall asleep one night, a fairy appears to cast a magic spell that brings a host of toys to life for a night of fantastic adventures with a little boy and girl.Choreographer Aletta Collins. Music Kurt Weill. Conductor James Holmes. Design Rachael Canning. Costume Gabrielle Dalton. Lighting Charles Balfour. Translation Richard Thomas. Performer Yvette Bonner. Performer Greig Cooke. Performer Thomasin Gulgec. Performer Lorena Randi. Performer Owen Ridley-Demonick.
9 Dec 11 to 31 Dec 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Asphodel Meadows/Enigma Variations/Gloria - T32223687

A celebration of the creative talents of The Royal Ballet in three one-act works. Liam Scarlett's award-winning piece set to Poulenc's effervescent Double Piano Concerto; Ashton's dramatic interpretation of Elgar's magisterial character studies in music and MacMillan's poignant evocation of the horrors of war.Choreographer Liam Scarlett. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Design John Macfarlane. Design Julia Trevelyan Oman. Design Andy Klunder. Lighting Jennifer Tipton. Lighting John B Read. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Leanne Cope. Performer Yuhui Choe. Performer Johannes Stepanek. Performer Jose Martin. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Nehemiah Kish.
19 Nov 11 to 30 Nov 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Limen/Marguerite and Armand/Requiem - T1668297478

An evening of vivid contrasts. First, Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor s mesmerizing creation in acid colours with electronic projections. Next, Ashton s exquisite romance. Finally, MacMillan s heartfelt homage to his friend the choreographer John Cranko.Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Design Tatsuo Miyamima. Design Cecil Beaton. Design Yolanda Sonnabend. Lighting Lucy Carter. Lighting John B Read. Costume Moriitz Junge. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Melissa Hamilton. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Eric Underwood. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Ryoichi Hirano. Performer Paul Kay. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Sergei Polunin. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Melissa Hamilton. Performer Nehemiah Kish. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Steven McRae.
8 Oct 11 to 20 Oct 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Scenes De Ballet, Voluntaries, The Rite of Spring - T1017130551

Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Choreographer Glen Tetley. Choreographer Kenneth Macmillan. Director Christopher Carr. Director Bronwen Curry. Director Julie Lincoln. Design Andre Beaurepaire. Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Design Sydney Nolan. Lighting John B Read. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Sergei Polunin. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Nehemiah Kish. Performer Sarahh Lamb. Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Ryoichi Hirano. Performer Steven McRae.
28 May 11 to 11 Jun 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Ballo Della Regina/New McGregor DGV - T0410451806

A world premiere and a company premiere.
13 May 11 to 25 May 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L885219525

in Rehearsal - T4637046

Gain a greater understanding of the work done by dancers and their coaches to reach the standards you see on stage. A rare chance to see members of The Royal Ballet in a studio rehearsal, taken by a member of the artistic staff , working on excerpts from the current repertory. Running time: 1hr 15mins with no interval
4 Mar 11 to 18 Apr 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Rhapsody/Sensorium/Still Life at the Penguin Cafe - T01731171109

The variety in this mixed programme makes it enticing as much for anyone just discovering the thrill of worldclass dance as for Royal Ballet regulars. It is a great combination of virtuosity, contrasting moods and beautiful images, with music to match. Rhapsody was created by Frederick Ashton for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, with choreography to suit their star reputations. It is a fabulous work for today’s Royal Ballet virtuoso dancers, contrasting lyrical pas de deux with astounding solos. Alastair Marriott’s Sensorium - in its first revival - is a response to the evolving atmospheres of Debussy Préludes, within warm and spacious designs and with undercurrents of intimacy. David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café is a famously popular ballet, not seen in full at the Royal Opera House since 1993. With a timely theme of protection and preservation of the natural world, it is joyful, amusing, exuberant and provocative as endangered species take to the stage in dancing styles from ballroom to morris, introduced by penguin waiters. A riot of dance and colour, it brings the whole programme to a poignant and perfect end.Music Rachmaninoff (Rhapsody). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Rhapsody). Design Jessica Curtis (Rhapsody). Lighting Neil Austin (Rhapsody). Conductor Barry Wordsworth (Rhapsody). Music Debussy (Sensorium). Music Colin Matthews (orchestration - Sensorium). Choreographer Alastair Marriott (Sensorium). Design Adam Wiltshire (Sensorium). Lighting John B Read (Sensorium). Conductor Barry Wordsworth (Sensorium). Conductor Barry Wordsworth (Still Life at the Penguin Cafe). Music Simon Jeffes (Still Life at the Penguin Cafe). Choreographer David Bintley (Still Life at the Penguin Cafe). Design Hayden Griffin (Still Life at the Penguin Cafe). Lighting John B Read (Still Life at the Penguin Cafe).
16 Mar 11 to 28 Mar 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - T01369362060

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will bring a famous story and its equally famous characters to the ballet stage. The Victorian childhood of Lewis Carroll’s Alice and her encounters with extraordinary people, strange creatures and unusual events gives The Royal Ballet an entire new world to create, and also gives a great chance to see the whole Company on stage in new guises.Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Music Joby Talbot. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Adapted by Nicholas Wright. Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Natasha Katz. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Seigei Polunin. Performer Jonathan Howells. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer Simon Russell Beale. Performer Darcy Bussell.
28 Feb 11 to 15 Mar 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01334846945

Les Patineurs/Tales of Beatrix Potter - T1310000305

Les Patineurs brings Frederick Ashton's characteristic sense of fun to the elegance and virtuosity of The Royal Ballet. Astonishingly popular from its very first appearance, it interprets the effortless actions of skaters as they sway, glide, turn ? and even fall over! The delightful Tales of Beatrix Potter danced by The Royal Ballet. Brilliant characterizations with detailed designs and costumes bring to life such lovable figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, the dapper frog Jeremy Fisher, and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit. It is a perfect end to a wonderful festive programme for the whole family. Running time 2hrs 15mins with one interval.Music Giacomo Meyerbeer (Les Patineurs). Music Constant Lambert (arrangement - Les Patineurs). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Les Patineurs). Design William Chappell (Les Patineurs). Lighting John B Read (Les Patineurs). Conductor Paul Murphy (Les Patineurs/Tales of Beatrix Potter). Performer Paul Kay (Les Patineurs). Performer Ludovic Ondiviela (Les Patineurs). Performer Brian Maloney (Les Patineurs). Performer Steven McRae (Les Patineurs). Performer Akane Takada (Les Patineurs). Performer Hikaru Kobayashi (Les Patineurs). Performer Yuhui Choe (Les Patineurs). Performer Emma Maguire (Les Patineurs). Performer Samantha Raine (Les Patineurs). Performer Laura Morera (Les Patineurs). Performer Sarah Lamb (Les Patineurs). Performer Tara-Brigite Bhavnani (Les Patineurs). Performer Elizabeth Harrod (Les Patineurs). Performer Helen Crawford (Les Patineurs). Performer Rupert Pennefather (Les Patineurs). Performer Ryoichi Hirano (Les Patineurs). Performer Celisa Diuana (Les Patineurs). Performer Lauren Cutherbertson (Les Patineurs). Performer Nehemiah Kish (Les Patineurs). Performer Valeri Hristov (Les Patineurs). Music John Lanchbery (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Choreographer Anthony Dowell (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Design Christine Edzard (Tales of Beatrix Potter in collaboration with Catherine Goodley). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Tales of Beatrix Potter).
20 Dec 10 to 10 Jan 11Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Peter and the Wolf/Tales of Beatrix Potter - T46443861

Family fun, beautiful dance and generous helpings of colour, wit and charm. Matthew Hart's wonderfully inventive version of Peter and the Wolf, choreographed for The Royal Ballet School, has an energy all its own as it portrays the scenes of young Peter and his naively valiant attempts at hunting. Peter's Grandfather, a cat, a duck - even the forest trees and greenery - act out the events that leave Peter triumphant and the wolf his captive. The delightful Tales of Beatrix Potter is danced by The Royal Ballet. Brilliant characterizations with detailed designs and costumes bring to life such lovable figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, the dapper frog Jeremy Fisher, and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit. It is a perfect end to a wonderful festive programme for the whole family.Music Prokofiev (Peter and the Wolf). Choreographer Matthew Hart (Peter and the Wolf). Lighting John B Read (Peter and the Wolf). Conductor Paul Murphy (Peter and the Wolf). Performer Will Kemp (Narrator - Peter and the Wolf). Performer Sergei Polunin (The Wolf - Peter and the Wolf). Music John Lanchbery (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Choreographer Anthony Dowell (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Design Christine Edzard (Tales of Beatrix Potter in collaboration with Catherine Goodley). Design Rostislav Doboujinsky (Masks - Tales of Beatrix Potter). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Tales of Beatrix Potter).
14 Dec 10 to 18 Dec 10Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0329389276

La Valse, Winder Dreams, New Brandstrup, Theme and Variations - T01174572023

Director Christopher Carr. Director Grant Coyle. Director Monica Mason. Director Patricia Neary. Design Andre Levasseur. Design Richard Hudson. Design Peter Farmer. Costume Richard Hudson. Lighting John B Read. Lighting Lucy Carter. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Choreographer Kenneth McMillan. Choreographer George Balanchine. Music Maurice Ravel. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Pyotr Il;ych Tchaikovsky (arranged by Phillip Gammon). Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Hikaru Kobayashi. Performer Helen Crawford. Performer Nehemiah Kish. Performer Ryoichi Hirano. Performer Gary Avis. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Carlos Acosta. Performer Laura Morera. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Jonathan Cope. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Sergei Polunin.
15 Oct 10 to 30 Oct 10Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1638043944

Chroma/Tryst/Symphony in C - T507324253

Chroma - 1st Royal Ballet performance of this production Royal Opera House 17 November 2006. Tryst - 1st Royal Ballet performance of this production Royal Opera House 18 May 2002. Symphony In C - Generously suported by The Fonteyn Circle. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 19 March 1992.Conductor Daniel Capps (Chroma). Conductor James MacMillan (Tryst). Conductor Dominic Grier (Symphony in C). Music Joby Talbot (Chroma). Music Jack White III (Chroma). Music Joby Talbot (new arrangement - Chroma). Music Christopher Austin (orchestration - Chroma). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Chroma). Design John Pawson (Chroma). Costume Moritz Junge (Chroma). Lighting Lucy Carter (Chroma). Music James MacMillan (Tryst). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Tryst). Design Jean Marc Puissant (Tryst). Lighting Natasha Katz (Tryst). Music Georges Bizet (Symphony in C). Choreographer George Balanchine (Symphony in C). Design Anthony Dowell (Symphony in C). Other Patricia Neary (staging - Symphony in C).
10 Jun 10Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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22 May 10 to 11 Jun 10Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0614376884

Electric Counterpoint/Asphodel Meadows/Carmen - T02047043986

Electric Counterpoint - 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 28 February 2008. Asphodel Meadows - Generously supported by the Estate of Dr John Hayes. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 5 May 2010. Carmen - 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 10 April 2002. Running time: 2hrs 50mins (2 intervals)Corporate Sponsor Coutts (May 5). Conductor Barry Wordsworth (Asphodel Meadows). Conductor Pavel Sorokin (Carmen). Music JS Bach (Electric Counterpoint). Music Steve Reich (Electric Counterpoint). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Electric Counterpoint). Design Jean-Marc Puissant (Electric Counterpoint). Lighting Natasha Chivers (Electric Counterpoint). Other Michael Nunn (video artist - Electric Counterpoint). Other William Trevitt (video artist - Electric Counterpoint). Sound Mukul Patel (Electric Counterpoint). Music Georges Bizet (Carmen). Music Rodion Shchedrin (arrangement - Carmen). Music Rodion Shchedrin (percussion - Carmen). Choreographer Mats Ek (Carmen). Design Marie-Louise Ekman (Carmen). Lighting Goran Westrup (Carmen). Other Pompea Santoro (staging - Carmen).
5 May 10 to 15 May 10Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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Concerto/The Judas Tree/Elite Syncopations - T901291764

1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 26 May 1967. The Judas Tree - 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 19 March 1992. Elite Syncopations - Generously supported by The Friends of Covent Garden. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 7 October 1974.Conductor Dominic Grier (Concerto). Conductor Barry Wordsworth (The Judas Tree). Music Dmitry Shostakovich (Concerto). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Concerto). Design Jurgen Rose (Concerto). Lighting John B. Read (Concerto). Other Christopher Carr (staging). Music Brian Elias (The Judas Tree). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (The Judas Tree). Design Jock McFadyn (The Judas Tree). Lighting Mark Henderson (The Judas Tree). Other Monica Parker (The Judas Tree). Music Scott Joplin (Elite Syncopations). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Elite Syncopations). Design Ian Spurling (Elite Syncopations). Lighting John B. Read (Elite Syncopations). Other Julie Lincoln (Elite Syncopations).
23 Mar 10 to 15 Apr 10Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
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As One/Rushes-Fragments of a Lost Story/Infra - T01689493974

As One - Generously supported by the Estate of Dr John Hayes. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 19 February 2010. Rushes - 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 23 April 2008. Infra - 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 13 November 2008Conductor Barry Wordsworth (New Watkins). Conductor Daniel Capps (Rushes). Music Graham Fitkin (New Watkins). Choreographer Jonathan Watkins (New Watkins). Lighting Neil Austin (New Watkins). Music Sergey Prokofiev (Rushes). Music Michael Berkeley ( arrangement and elaborated - Rushes). Choreographer Kim Brandstrup (Rushes). Design Richard Hudson (Rushes). Lighting Jean Kalman (Rushes). Design Dick Straker (video - Rushes). Music Max Richter (Infra). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Infra). Design Julian Opie (Infra). Costume Moritz Junge (Infra). Lighting Lucy Carter (Infra). Sound Chris Ekers (Infra).
19 Feb 10 to 4 Mar 10Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0836570771

Agon/Sphinx/Limen - T240443737

Agon - 1st Performance of this production Royal Opera House 25 January 1973. Sphinx - Generously supported by The Friends of Covent Garden. 1st performance of this production Royal Opera House 4 November 2009. Limen - the ballet draws on the idea of limits and thesholds.Producer Royal Ballet. Conductor Daniel Capps (Agon). Conductor Barry Wordsworth (Sphinx/New McGregor). Music Igor Stravinsky (Agon). Choreographer George Balanchine (Agon). Design Rouben Ter-Aruntunian (Scenery Agon). Costume Willa Kim (Agon). Lighting John B. Read (Agon). Other Patricia Neary (Staging Agon). Music Bohuslav Martinu (Sphinx). Choreographer Glen Tetley (Sphinx). Design Rouben Ter-Aruntunian (Scenery Sphinx). Costume Willa Kim (Sphinx). Lighting John B. Read (Sphinx). Other Bronwen Curry (Staging Sphinx). Music Jaija Saariaho (New McGregor). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Limen). Design Tatsuo Mayajima (Scenery Limen). Costume Moritz Junge (Limen). Lighting Lucy Carter (Limen).
4 Nov 09 to 18 Nov 09Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01067657800

Les Sylphides/Sensorium/The Firebird - T1647100118

Originally called Chopiniana, Les Sylphides, seen this Season in a new staging my [Monica Mason], is set to a sequence of [Frederic Chopin]'s polonaises, mazurkas and waltzes for piano. [Mikhail Fokine]'s choreography recreates the soft lines and lilting ballon of the Romantic style as a poet dances with a group of winged forest sprites or "sylphides". British choreographer [Alastair Marriott] who has enjoyed critical and audience acclaim with new work Sensorium created for The Royal Ballet's First Drafts in the Clore and Being and Having Been as part of the Inspired by Diaghilev Programme in the Linbury 2004 makes his third main stage work for the Company. His two previous main stage ballets are Tanglewood (2005) and Children of Adam (2007). The Firebird was commissioned by [Serge Diaghilev] for Ballet Russes in 1910 and has subsequently been reworked by many choreographers, including both [George Balanchine] and [Jerome Robbins]. In 1926 Diaghilev commissioned [Natalia Gontcharova] to redesign The Firebird after deterioration of the original Golovine designs. She produced a dazzling array of vibrant costumes and one of the most glorious and memorable backcloths used in ballet. The narrative, based on various Russian folk tales, follows Prince Ivan as he captures a magical firebird while out hunting and, in exchange for her freedom, he is given one of her feathers. Ivan then encounters a group of young women, led by the beautiful Tsarevna with whom he instantly falls in love only to be captured by the evil Kostchei's slaves and monsters. He summons the Firebird with her feather and she destroys Kostchei, freeing both Prince Ivan and the Tsarevna who marry in the ballet's magnificent final tableau.Producer Royal Ballet. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Frederic Chopin (Les Sylphides). Choreographer Mikhail Fokine (Les Sylphides). Design Alexandre Benois (Les Sylphides). Other Monica Mason (Les Sylphides). Choreographer Alastair Marriott (Sensorium). Music Debussy (Sensorium). Music Colin Matthews (Sensorium - orchestations). Design Adam Wiltshire (Sensorium). Lighting John B Read (Sensorium). Music Igor Stravinsky (The Firebird). Choreographer Mikhail Fokine (The Firebird). Other Sergey Grigoriev (original staging - The Firebird). Other Lubov Tchernicheva (original staging - The Firebird). Design Natalia Gontcharova (The Firebird). Other Christopher Carr (The staging - Firebird). Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Alexandra Ansanelli. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Isabel McMeekan. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer David Makhateli. Performer Yohei Sasaki. Performer Valeri Hristov. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Emma Maguire. Performer Mellissa Hamilton. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Steven McRea. Performer Ludovic Ondiviela. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Johan Kobborg.
4 May 09 to 30 May 09Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L465065545
28 Oct 08 to 10 Nov 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1201544084

Isadora/Dances at a Gathering - T1750610588

[Deborah MacMillan] has devised a new one act production of [Kenneth MacMillan]'s rarely performed ballet Isadora. The original two act ballet premiered in April 1981 as part of The Royal Ballet's 50th Anniversary Season and the title role was performed by Merle Park and actress, Mary Miller. 20th Century dancer Isadora Duncan was an innovator and free-spirit, a hippy before her time who wanted the whole world to dance in the interests of peace, harmony and love Deborah MacMillan has completely revised the original ballet. In this new production the leading role belongs wholly to a dancer who is accompanied by the recorded voice of an actress, the original score of [Richard Rodney Bennett], and video montage by [Christopher Bird] and [Lynn Wake] which includes archive film from Isadora's heyday. Isadora is paired in a double bill with Jerome Robbins' one act ballet, Dances at a Gathering, last performed as part of the 2007/08 Season alongside The Dream. [Jerome Robbins] originally conceived Dances at a Gathering as a Pas de deux. Developing his theme he widened his musical selection to include etudes, waltzes, mazurkas, a nocturne and a scherzo. The ballet follows a group of friends and lovers exploring their past and present through a series of dances that respond to [Frederic Chopin]'s music, changes in the surrounding landscape and the mood of the ever-changing sky.Producer Royal Ballet. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Richard Rodney Bennett (Isadora). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Isadora). Other Julie Lincoln (staging - Isadora). Choreographer Deborah MacMillan (this production - Isadora). Lighting John B Read (Isadora). Design Christopher Bird (video - Isadora). Design Lynn Wake (video - Isadora). Music Frederic Chopin (Dances at a Gathering). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (Dances at a Gathering). Costume Joe Eula (Dances at a Gathering). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (Dances at a Gathering). Other Susan Hendl (staging - Dances at a Gathering). Other Ben Huys (staging - Dances at a Gathering).
11 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1706721511

Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV Danse A Grande Vitesse) - T1398328913

[Will Tuckett]'s 2007 production of the Brecht/Weill Seven Deadly Sins follows the story of Anna, a singer and dancer, as she travels around America trying to scrap money together so that she can build a home for her family. In each of the cities she visits, she encounters one of the seven deadly sins Tuckett is established as one of the foremost choreographers and directors working on stage and screen today. He has enjoyed great critical and audience acclaim for his productions on the Royal Opera House main stage, in the Linbury Studio Theatre, with Opera North, BBC and Channel 4. [Mats Ek] is famous for his vividly theatrical alternatives of the classics and his take on [Georges Bizet]'s celebrated opera Carmen, which he created in 1992 for the Cullberg Ballet, is no exception. A predatory Carmen leads the sexual games, while the pathos of the piece is left for Don Jose. [Mats Ek] uses Bizet's score, transcribed for strings and percussion by [Rodion Shehedrin], with designs by [Marie-Louse Ekman] that take a modern perspective on traditional Spanish motifs. DGV (Danse a grande vitesse), choreographed by [Christopher Wheeldon] is inspired by [Michael Nyman]'s 26-minute long composition: MGV (Musique a grande vitesse), which was written to commemorate the inauguration of the French 'train a grande vitesse'. The 26 dancers and minimalist score work together to transport the audience through varying landscapes capturing the feeling of being suspended in time and space. With set designs by award-winning designer [Jean-Marc Puissant], DGV returns following its critically-acclaimed world premiere at The Royal Opera House in 2006.Producer Royal Ballet. Conductor Martin Yates. Conductor Paul Murphy. Music Kurt Weill (Seven Deadly Sins). Author Bertolt Brecht (Seven Deadly Sins). Choreographer William Tuckett (Seven Deadly Sins). Design Lez Brotherston (Seven Deadly Sins). Lighting Paule Constable (Seven Deadly Sins). Design Leo Warner (video - Seven Deadly Sins). Design Mark Grimmer (video for Fifty Nine Productions Limited - Seven Deadly Sins). Music Georges Bizet (Carmen). Music Rodion Shehedrin (music arrangement - Carmen). Performer Rodion Shchedrin (percussion - Carmen). Choreographer Mats Ek (Carmen). Design Marie-Louise Ekman (Carmen). Lighting Goran Westrup (Carmen). Other Pompea Santoro (staging - Carmen). Music Michael Nyman (DGV - Danse a Grande Vitesse). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (DGV - Danse a Grande Vitesse). Design Jean-Marc Puissant (DGV - Danse a Grande Vitesse). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (DGV - Danse a Grande Vitesse).
31 Jan 09 to 21 Feb 09Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1630917906

Voluntaries/The Lesson/New McGregor - T1734951777

[Eugene Ionesco]'s chilling drama The Lesson was first choreographed for television by the Danish dancer and choreographer Flemming Flindt in 1963 and entered The Royal Ballet's repertory in 2005. In a dimly lit ballet studio an eager young dance student experiences more than she anticipates at the hands of a murderous ballet teacher, while the rehearsal pianist remains frighteningly detached. Voluntaries, premiered in December 1973 by the Stuttgart Ballet, is [Glen Tetley]'s breathtakingly beautiful tribute to John Cranko who had died suddenly earlier that year. The ballet is set to [Poulenc]'s Concerto in G minor for Organ, Strings and Timpani. Voluntaries - by musical definition - are free ranging improvisations, often played before, during and after religious service. The Latin root of the word can also signify flight or desire, and the ballet is conceived as a series of linked voluntaries. A new work from The Royal Ballet's multi award-winning Resident Choreographer [Wayne McGregor] completes the programme.Producer Royal Ballet. Conductor Daniel Capps. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Francis Poulenc (Voluntaries). Choreographer Glen Tetley (Voluntaries). Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian (Voluntaries). Lighting John B Read (Voluntaries). Other Bronwen Curry (staging - Voluntaries). Music George Delerue (The Lesson). Choreographer Flemming Flindt (The Lesson). Design Flemming Flindt (The Lesson). Design Bernard Dayde (The Lesson). Costume Flemming Flindt (The Lesson). Costume Tina Sander (The Lesson). Lighting Simon Bennison (The Lesson). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (New McGregor). Design Julian Opie (New McGregor). Costume Moritz Junge (New McGregor). Lighting Lucy Carter (New McGregor).
13 Nov 08 to 26 Nov 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0930820896

The Dream/Dances at a Gathering - T2076203256

Conductor Paul Murphy (The Dream). Music Felix Mendelssohn (The Dream). Music John Lanchbery (The Dream - arrangement). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Dream). Design David Walker (The Dream). Lighting John B Read (The Dream). Music Frederic Chopin (Dances at a Gathering). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (Dances at a Gathering). Costume Joe Eula (Dances at a Gathering). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (Dances at a Gathering).
17 May 08 to 10 Jun 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01166461389

New Works - Nimbus - T109178252

Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Nimbus).
22 May 08 to 24 May 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1253928343

Serenade/Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story/Homage to The Queen - T1021609405

New Brandstrup - New production generously supported (2007) by The Friends of Covent Garden - World Premiere. Homage to The Queen - 'Earth' originally supported (2006) by the Estate of Dr John Hayes.Music Pyotyr Il'yrich Tchaikovsky (Serenade). Choreographer George Balanchine (Serenade). Lighting John B Read (Serenade). Costume Barbara Karinska (Serenade). Music Prokofiev (Rushes). Music Michael Berkeley (arranged and elaborated - Rushes). Choreographer Kim Brandstrup (Rushes). Design Richard Hudson (Rushes). Lighting Jean Kalman (Rushes). Music Malcolm Arnold (Homage to The Queen). Choreographer David Bintley (Homage to The Queen - Earth). Choreographer Michael Corder (Homage to The Queen - Water). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Homage to The Queen - Fire). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Homage to The Queen - Air). Choreographer Christopher Newton (Homage to The Queen - staging and re-creation Antree/Apotheosis/Air). Design Peter Farmer (Homage to The Queen). Lighting John B Read (Homage to The Queen).
23 Apr 08 to 14 May 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01605333460

Sylvia - T01779882327

Approx. running time 2 hours 20 minutes.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Conductor Benjamin Pope. Music Leo Delibes. Director Christopher Newton. Design Robin Ironside (original designs). Design Christopther Ironside (original designs). Design Peter Farmer (additional designs). Lighting Mark Jonathan.
18 Jan 08 to 31 Mar 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01671015864

New Wheeldon/Afternoon of a Faun/Tzigane/A Month in the Country - T654321403

New Wheeldon - New commission generously supported by the Estate of Dr John Hayes - World Premiere. Afternoon of a Faun - production originally supported (2006) by the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (New Wheeldon). Music Claude Debussy (Afternoon of a Faun). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (Afternoon of a Faun). Costume Irene Sharaff (Afternoon of a Faun). Design Jean Rosenthal (Afternoon of a Faun). Lighting Jean Rosenthal (Afternoon of a Faun). Lighting Les Dickert (Afternoon of a Faun - Lighting recreated). Choreographer George Balanchine (Tzigane). Music Ravel (Tzigane). Costume Holly Hynes (Tzigane). Lighting Russell J Sandifer (Tzigane). Music Frederic Chopin (A Month in the Country). Music John Lanchbery (A Month in the Country - arrangement). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (A Month in the Country). Design Julia Trevelyan Oman (A Month in the Country). Lighting William Bundy (A Month in the Country). Lighting John Charlton (A Month in the Country - lighting recreated).
28 Feb 08 to 19 Mar 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0374208222

Chroma/Different Drummer/The Rite of Spring - T0528517420

Approx running time 2 hours 30 minutes.Music Joby Talbot (Chroma). Music Jack White III (Chroma arr by Joby Talbot). Music Christopher Austin (Chroma orchestration). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Chroma). Design John Pawson (Chroma). Costume Moritz Junge (Chroma). Lighting Lucy Carter (Chroma). Music Anton Webern (Different Drummer). Music Arnold Schoenberg (Different Drummer). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Different Drummer). Design Yolanda Sonnabend (Different Drummer). Lighting John B Read (Different Drummer). Music Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (The Rite of Spring). Design Sidney Nolan (The Rite of Spring). Lighting John B Read (The Rite of Spring).
2 Feb 08 to 23 Feb 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L156299519

Mixed Programme - Les Patineurs/Tales of Beatrix Potter - T0443407175

Two ballets make for a sparkling double treat from The Royal Ballet for any family to start the New Year. Les Patineurs and Tales of Beatrix Potter are colourful, distinctive, famous and tuneful - and both were choreographed by Frederick Ashton with his characteristic sense of fun.Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Conductor Paul Murphy. Music Giacomo Meyerbeer (Les Patineurs). Music Constant Lambert (Les Patineurs - musical arrangement). Design William Chappell (Les Patineurs). Lighting John B Read (Les Patineurs). Music John Lanchbery (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Choreographer Anthony Dowell (Tales of Beatrix Potter - for this production). Design Christine Edzard (Tales of Beatrix Potter). Design Catherine Goodley (design collaborator). Design Rostislav Doboujinsky (Tales of Beatrix Potter masks). Lighting Mark Henderson (Tales of Beatrix Potter).
23 Dec 07 to 8 Jan 08Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1350935192

Mixed Programme - Checkmate/Symphonic Variations/Song of the Earth - T474470126

Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Choreographer Ninette de Valois (Checkmate - 1937). Music Arthur Bliss (Checkmate). Design Edward McKnight Kauffer (Checkmate). Lighting John B. Read (Checkmate). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Symphonic Variations - 1946). Music Cesar Franck (Symphonic Variations). Design Sophie Fedorovitch (Symphonic Variations). Lighting John B. Read (Symphonic Variations). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Song of the Earth - 1965). Music Gustav Mahler (Song of the Earth). Design Nicholas Georgiadis (Song of the Earth). Lighting John B. Read (Song of the Earth).
2 Jun 07 to 8 Jun 07Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L833350593

The Seven Deadly Sins/Pierrot Lunaire/La Fin Du Jour - T243540098

Approx. running time 2 hours 35 minutesConductor Martin Yates (Apr 26/27/ May 4/9 at 19:30 Apr 28 at 14:30). Conductor Richard Bernas (Apr 26/27/ May 4/9 at 19:30 Apr 28 at 14:30). Music Kurt Weill (Seven Deadly Sins). Choreographer William Tuckett (Seven Deady Sins). Design Lez Brotherston (Seven Deadly Sins). Lighting Paule Constable (Seven Deadly Sins). Performer Martha Wainwright (singer - Seven Deadly Sins). Music Arnold Schoenberg (Pierrot Lunaire). Lyrics O.E. Hartleben (Pierrot Lunaire). Choreographer Glen Tetley (Pierrot Lunaire). Other Bronwen Curry (staging - Pierrot Lunaire). Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian (Pierrot Lunaire). Lighting John B. Read (Pierrot Lunaire). Music Maurice Ravel (La Fin Du Jour). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (La Fin Du Jour). Design Ian Spurling (La Fin Du Jour). Other Monica Parker (staging - La Fin Du Jour). Lighting John B. Read (La Fin Du Jour). Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Ivan Putrov. Performer Deirdre Chapman. Performer Carlos Acosta. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Ricardo Cervera. Performer Isabel McMeekan. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Joshua Tuifua.
26 Apr 07 to 9 May 07Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L854838309

Apollo/Children of Adam/Theme and Variations - T033933243

Approx. running time 2 hours 35 minutes.Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Igor Stravinsky (Apollo). Choreographer George Balanchine (Apollo). Other Patricia Neary (staging - Apollo). Lighting John B. Read (Apollo). Music Christopher Rouse (Children of Adam). Choreographer Alastair Marriott (Children of Adam). Design Adam Wiltshire (Children of Adam). Lighting John B. Read (Children of Adam). Music Tchaikovsky (Theme and Variations). Choreographer George Balanchine (Theme and Variations). Other Patricia Neary (staging - Theme and Variations). Design Peter Farmer (Theme and Variations). Lighting John B. Read (Theme and Variations). Performer Carlos Acosta. Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer Isabel MMeekan. Performer Deirdre Chapman. Performer Ivan Putrov. Performer Alexandra Ansanelli. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Steven McRae. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Martin Harvey. Performer Ludovi Ondiviela. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Johan Kobborg. Performer Tamara Rojo.
5 Mar 07 to 22 Mar 07Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1162733524

Rhapsody/La Sylphide - T1304578515

Approx. running time 2 hours 45 minutesChoreographer Frederick AShton (Rhapsody). Conductor Timothy Henty. Music Rachmaninoff (Rhapsody). Design Jessica Curtis (Rhapsody). Lighting Neil Austin (Rhapsody). Choreographer August Bournonville (La Sylphide). Music Herman Lovenskiold (La Sylphide). Choreographer Johan Kobborg (La Sylphide - this production). Design Soren Frandsen (La Sylphide). Costume Henrik Bloch (La Sylphide). Lighting Mark Jonathan (La Sylphide).
15 Jan 07 to 9 Feb 07Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L557815386

Napoli Divertissments/La Sylphide - T77836294

Approx. running time 3 hoursChoreographer August Bournonivlle (Napoli Divertissments). Music E. Helsted (Napoli Divertissments). Music H.S. Paulli (Napoli Divertissments). Choreographer Johan Kobborg (Napoli Divertissments - this production). Costume Johan Kobborg (Napoli Divertissments). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Napoli Divertissments). Choreographer August Bournonville (La Sylphide). Music Herman Lovenskiold (La Sylphide). Choreographer Johan Kobborg (La Sylphide - this production). Design Soren Frandsen (La Sylphide). Costume Henrik Bloch (La Sylphide). Lighting Mark Jonathan (La Sylphide).
16 Jan 07 to 20 Jan 07Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01792528327

Mixed Programme - The Four Temperaments/New Wheeldon/New McGregor - T128728433

New Wheeldon and New McGregor - World Premieres. Approx running time 2 hours 30 minutes. Supported (2006) by The Friends of Covent Garden.Choreographer George Balanchine (The Four Temperaments). Music Paul Hindemith (The Four Temperaments). Lighting John B. Read (The Four Temperaments). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (New Wheeldon). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (New McGregor). Design John Pawson (New McGregor). Lighting Lucy Carter (New McGregor).
17 Nov 06 to 29 Nov 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L8358192

Mixed Programme - Stravinsky Violin Concerto/Voluntaries/Sinfonietta - T01814891902

Approx running time 2 hours 10 minutes.Choreographer George Balanchine (Stravinsky Violin Concerto). Music Stravinsky (Stravinsky Violin). Lighting Ronald Bates (Stravinsky Violin). Choreographer Glen Tetley (Voluntaries). Music Poulenc (Voluntaries). Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian (Voluntaries). Lighting John B. Read (Voluntaries). Choreographer Jiri Kylian (Sinfonietta). Music Janacek (Sinfonietta). Design Walter Nobbe (Sinfonietta). Lighting Kees Tjebbes (Sinfonietta). Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Johan Kobborg. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer David Makhateli. Performer Alexandrea Ansanelli. Performer Viacheslav Samodurov. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Jason Reilly. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Valeri Hristov. Performer Bennet Gartside.
5 Oct 06 to 16 Oct 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0507304411

The Rake's Progress/Divertissements/Homage to the Queen - T0492986340

The Royal Ballet 75 AnniversaryCompany Royal Ballet. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Gavin Gordon (The Rake's Progress). Choreographer Ninette de Valois (The Rake's Progress). Other Christopher Carr (staging - The Rake's Progress). Design Rex Whistler (The Rake's Progress). Lighting John B. Read (The Rake's Progress). Music Malcolm Arnold (Homage to the Queen). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Homage to the Queen). Design Peter Farmer (Homage to the Queen). Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Rupert Pennefather.
5 Jun 06 to 9 Jun 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01131703193

Polyphonia/New Mrozewski/Requiem - T01665709393

Company Royal Ballet. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Gyorgy Ligeti (Polyphonia). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Polyphonia). Costume Holly Hynes (Polyphonia). Lighting Mark Stanley (Polyphonia). Music Faure (Requiem). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Requiem). Other Monica Mason (staging - Requiem). Design Yolanda Sonnabend (Requiem - in association with [Peter Farley]). Lighting John B. Read (Requiem). Performer Darcy Bussell (Mar 25/31 Apr 4). Performer Carlos Acosta (Mar 25/31 Apr 4). Performer Tamara Rojo (Mar 28/ Apr 11-12). Performer Ivan Putrov (Mar 28/ Apr 11-12). Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Alexandra Ansanelli. Performer Viacheslav Samodurov. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Martin Harvey. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Valeri Hristov. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer Bethany Keating. Performer Deirdre Chapman. Performer Laura Morera. Performer Gary Avis. Performer Johannes Stepanek. Performer Jonathan Howells.
25 Mar 06 to 12 Apr 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0625106906

Ballet Imperial.Afternoon of a Faun/Tchaikovsky pas de deux/The Firebird - T1610441323

Music Tchaikovsky (Ballet Imperial). Choreographer George Balanchine (Ballet Imperial). Other Patricia (staing Ballet Imperial). Design Eugene Berman (realised by [Anthony Dowell - Ballet Imperial). Lighting John B. Read (Ballet Imperial). Music Debussy (Afternoon of a Faun). Choreographer Jerome Robbins (Afternoon of a Faun). Design Irene Sharaff (Afternoon of a Faun). Lighting Jean Rosenthan (setting and oriinal lighting - Afternoon of a Faun). Lighting John B. Read (Afternoon of a Faun). Music Tchaikovsly (pas de deux). Choreographer George Balanchine (pas de deux). Design Anthony Dowell (pas de deux). Music Stravinsky (The Firebird). Choreographer Mikhail Fokine (The Firebird). Other Christopher Carr (staging The Firebird). Design Natalia Gontcharova (The Firebird). Lighting John B. Read (The Firebird). Performer Darcy Bussell. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Sarah Lamb (Feb23/28). Performer Carlos Acosta (Feb 23/28). Performer Roberta Maarquez. Performer Ivan Putrov. Performer Alexandra Ansanelli (Feb 25 m/Mar 8). Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Leanne Benjamin (Feb 28). Performer Edward Watson (Feb 25 m/Mar 8/ Feb 28 Firebird). Performer Miyako Yoshida (Feb 23). Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Hristov (Feb 23). Performer Galeazzi (Feb 25 m/Mar 8). Performer Soares (Feb 25 m/Mar 8).
4 Feb 06 to 28 Feb 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01874341123
4 Feb 06 to 8 Mar 06London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0541898670

Sylvia - T1734470134

A ballet in three acts. Approx. running time 2 hours 30 minutesMusic Delibes. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Other Christopher Newton (staging). Conductor Benjamin Pope. Conductor Graham Bond. Design Robin Ironside. Design Christopher Ironside. Design Peter Farmer (additional designs - revival). Lighting Mark Jonathan. Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Jonathan Cope. Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer David Makhateli. Performer Gary Avis. Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Rupert Pennefather. Performer Viacheslav Samodurov.
19 Nov 05 to 21 Dec 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1342699497

La Valse/New Marriott/My Brother My Sisters/Gloria - T1596113029

Approx running time 2 hours 30 minutesConductor Barry Wordsworth. Music Ravel (La Valse). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (La Valse). Other Christopher Carr (staging - La Valse). Design Andre Levasseur (La Valse). Lighting John B. Read (La Valse). Music Ned Rorem (New Marriott). Choreographer Alastair Marriott (New Marriott). Design Adam Wiltshire (New Marriott). Lighting John B. Read (New Marriott). Music Arnold Schoenberg (My Brother My Sisters). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (My Brother My Sisters). Other Monica Parker (staging - My Brother My Sisters). Design Yolanda Sonnabend (My Brother My Sisters). Lighting John B. Read (My Brother My Sisters). Music Poulenc (Gloria). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Gloria). Other Monica Parker (staging - Gloria). Other Christopher Saunders (staging - Gloria). Design Andy Klunder (Gloria). Lighting John B. Read (Gloria). Performer Marianela Nunez. Performer Isabel McMeekan. Performer Deirdre Chapman. Performer David Pickering. Performer Gary Avis. Performer Gillian Revie. Performer Lauren Cuthbertson. Performer Gemma Sykes. Performer Yohei Sasaki. Performer Thomas Whitehead. Performer Joshua Tuifua. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Darcy Bussell. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Martin Harvey. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer Laura Morera. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Carlos Acosta. Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Sarah Lamb.
28 Nov 05 to 12 Dec 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1263270164

The Lesson/La Sylphide - T0129396587

Supported by Anonymous Donor (Benefactors' Circle 2005)Music George Delerue (The Lesson). Conductor Alan Barker (The Lesson). Choreographer Flemming Flindt (The Lesson). Design Bernard Dayde (The Lesson). Lighting Simon Bennison (The Lesson). Music Herman Lovenskjold (La Sylphide). Choreographer August Bournonville (La Sylphide). Other Johan Kobborg (La Sylphide production and staging). Costume Henrik Bloch (La Sylphide). Design Soren Frandsen (La Sylphide). Lighting Mark Jonathan (La Sylphide).
6 Oct 05 to 9 Nov 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L2005246820

Les Rendezvous/La Sylphide - T01218252368

Music Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber (Les Rendezvous). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Les Rendezvous). Other Christopher Carr (staging - Les Rendezvous). Design Anthony Ward (Les Rendezvous). Lighting John B. Read (Les Rendezvous). Music Herman Lovenskjold (La Sylphide). Choreographer August Bournonville (La Sylphide). Other Johan Kobborg (La Sylphide production and staging). Costume Henrik Bloch (La Sylphide). Design Soren Frandsen (La Sylphide). Lighting Mark Jonathan (La Sylphide).
8 Oct 05 to 2 Nov 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1408081099

La Fete Etrange/Pierrot Lunaire/Marguerite and Armand - T0619608185

Conductor Richard Bernas (La Fete Etrange). Music Gabriel Faure (La Fete Etrange). Choreographer Andree Howard (La Fete Etrange). Other Barbara Fewster (staging La Fete Etrange). Lyrics Ronald Crichton (La Fete Etrange). Design Sophie Fedorovitch (La Fete Etrange). Lighting John B. Read (La Fete Etrange). Music Arnold Schoenberg (Pierrot Lunaire). Choreographer Glen Tetley (Pierrot Lunaire). Other Glen Tetley (staging -Pierrot Lunaire). Other Bronwen Curry (staging - Pierrot Lunaire). Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian (Pierrot Lunaire). Lighting John B. Read (Pierrot Lunaire). Music Franz Liszt (Marguerite and Armand). Music Dudley Simpson (orchestration - Marguerite and Armand). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Marguerite and Armand). Other Grant Coyle (staging - Marguerite and Armand). Design Cecil Beaton (Marguerite and Armand). Lighting John B.Read (Marguerite and Armand).
17 Oct 05 to 1 Nov 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0195170466

Les Biches/Symphonic Variations/A Month in the Country - T091499531

Conductor Emmanuel Plasson. Choreographer Bronislava Nijinska (Les Biches). Music Poulenc (Les Biches). Design Marie Laurencin (Les Biches). Lighting John B. Read (Les Biches). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Symphonic Variations). Music Franck (Symphonic Variations). Design Sophie Fedorovitch (Symphonic Variations). Lighting John B. Read (Symphonic Variations). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (A Month in the Country). Music Chopin (A Month in the Country - arranged by [John Lanchbery]). Design Julia Trevelyan Oman (A Month in the Country). Lighting William Bundy (A Month in the Country). Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Martin Harvey. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Christina Elida Salerno. Performer Belinda Hatley. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Johan Kobborg. Performer Yohei Sasaki. Performer Sylvie Guillem. Performer Massimo Murru.
2 Jun 05 to 18 Jun 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L2129096772

The Dream/New Christopher Bruce Ballet/Symphony in C - T1546721702

Approx running time 2 hours 45 minsConductor Paul Hoskins (The Dream/Symphony in C). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Dream). Music Mendelssohn (The Dream). Music John Lanchbery (The Dream - musical arrangement). Design David Walker (The Dream). Lighting John B. Read (The Dream). Choreographer Christopher Bruce (New Ballet). Design Marian Bruce (New Ballet). Lighting John B. Read (New Ballet). Choreographer George Balanchine (Symphony in C). Music Bizet (Symphony in C). Design Anthony Dowell (Symphony in C). Lighting John B. Read (Symphony in C).
7 Jun 05 to 11 Jun 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0909777831

The Dream/New Christopher Bruce Ballet/The Rite of Spring - T01414925

Conductor Paul Hoskins (The Dream). Conductor Mikhail Agrest (The Rite of Spring). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (The Dream). Music Mendelssohn (The Dream). Music John Lanchbery (The Dream - musical arrangement). Design David Walker (The Dream). Lighting John B. Read (The Dream). Choreographer Christopher Bruce (New Ballet). Design Marian Bruce (New Ballet). Lighting John B. Read (New Ballet). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (The Rite of Spring). Music Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). Design Sidney Nolan (The Rite of Spring). Lighting John B. Read (The Rite of Spring). Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Johan Kobborg. Performer Zenaida Yanowsky. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Deirdre Chapman. Performer Mara Galeazzi.
12 May 05 to 20 May 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1504560634

Tombeaux/Enigma Variations/The Rite of Spring - T558993118

Running time 2 hours 30 minsChoreographer David Bintley (Tombeaux). Choreographer Fredrick Ashton (Enigma Variations). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (The Rite of Spring).
26 Mar 05 to 16 Apr 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0905844367

Mixed Programme - Rhapsody/Duo Concertant/Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte/Marguerite and Armand - T2067926311

Part of the Ashton 100 celebrationsMusic Rachmaninov (Rhapsody). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Rhapsody). Design Jess Curtis (Rhapsody). Lighting Neil Austin (Rhapsody). Choreographer George Balanchine (Duo Concertant). Music Stravinsky (Duo Concertant). Other Sean Lavery (Staged by -Duo Concertant). Lighting Perry Silvey (Duo Concertant). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Music Ravel (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Design Bob Crowley (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Lighting John B Read (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Marguerite and Armand). Music Liszt (Marguerite and Armand). Music Dudley Simpson (Orchestration - Marguerite and Armand). Design Cecil Beaton (Marguerite and Armand). Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov.
1 Apr 05 to 5 Apr 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1993912190

Mixed Programme - Rhapsody/Duo Concertant/Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte/Symphony in C - T1360280784

Part of the Ashton 100 celebrations. New Wheeldon - Supported by Marco Compagnoni (Benefactors' Circle 2005)Music Rachmaninov (Rhapsody). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Rhapsody). Design Jess Curtis (Rhapsody). Lighting Neil Austin (Rhapsody). Choreographer George Balanchine (Duo Concertant). Music Stravinsky (Duo Concertant). Other Sean Lavery (Staged by -Duo Concertant). Lighting Perry Silvey (Duo Concertant). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Music Ravel (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Design Bob Crowley (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Lighting John B Read (Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte). Choreographer George Balanchine (Symphony in C). Music Bizet (Symphony in C). Design Anthony Dowell (Symphony in C). Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov.
11 Mar 05 to 18 Mar 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L537995371

Sylvia - T0888898270

Part of the Ashton 100 celebrations. Supported by Phil and Caroline Swallow (Benefactors' Circle 2004.Music Leo Delibes. Choreographer Frederick Ashton. Design Robin Ironside. Design Christopher Ironside. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Conductor Paul Murphy. Conductor Graham Bond.
4 Nov 04 to 3 Dec 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L182260991

Scenes De Ballet/Divertissements (Devil's Holiday and others)/Daphnis and Chloe - T0815925855

Part of the Ashton 100 celebrations. Approx runnig time 2 hours 40 minsMusic Igor Stravinsky (Scenes De Ballet). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Scenes De Ballet). Design Andre Beaurepaire (Scenes De Ballet). Music Maurice Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Daphnis and Chloe). Design John Craxton (Daphnis and Chloe). Lighting Mark Henderson (Daphnis and Chloe). Conductor Barry Wordsworth). Performer Jaimie Tapper. Performer Yohei Sasaki. Performer Alina Cojocaru. Performer Johan Kobborg. Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Jonathan Cope. Performer Sarah Lamb. Performer David Makhateli. Performer Ricardo Cervera. Performer Tamara Rojo. Performer Laura Morera. Performer Mara Galeazzi. Performer Viacheslav Samodurov. Performer Federico Bonelli. Performer Thiago Soares. Performer Isabel McMeekan. Performer Leanne Benjamin. Performer Carlos Acosta. Performer Marianel Nunez. Performer Miyako Yoshida. Performer Edward Watson. Performer Martin Harvey.
13 Nov 04 to 25 Nov 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0692850656

Mixed Programme - A Wedding Bouquet/Requiem/Les Noces - T347187881

Part of the Ashton 100 celebrations. Requiem - Supported by the Dalriada Trust (Benefactors' Circle 2004. Approx. running time 2 hours 40 minsMusic Lord Berners (A Wedding Bouquet). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (A Wedding Bouquet). Design Lord Berners (A Wedding Banquet). Music Gabriel Faure (Requiem). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Requiem). Design Yolanda Sonnabend (Requiem). Music Igor Stravinsky (Les Noces). Choreographer Bronislava Nijinska (Les Noces). Design Natalia Gontcharova (Les Noces). Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Lighting John B. Read.
22 Oct 04 to 8 Nov 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L25650760

New Work - Inspired by Diaghilev - T869109606

Choreographer Vanessa Fenton. Choreographer Alastair Marriott. Choreographer Cathy Marston. Choreographer Robert Garland. Choreographer Matjash Mrozewski.
23 Jun 04 to 27 Jun 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L0619869927

Mixed Programme - Daphnis and Chloe/L'Apres Midi D'un Faune/Le Spectre De La Rose/Les Noces - T0390836707

Approx. running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.Producer Royal Ballet. Music Maurice Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (Daphnis and Chloe). Design Martyn Bainbridge (Daphnis and Chloe). Lighting Mark Henderson (Daphnis and Chloe). Music Claude Debussy (L'Apres Midi D'un Faune). Choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky (L'Apres Midi D'un Faune). Choreographer Ann Hutchinson (this production L'Apres Midi D'un Faune). Choreographer Claudia Jeschke (L'Apres Midi D'un Faune this production). Design Leon Bakst (L'Apres Midi D'un Faune). Lighting John B Read (L'Apres Midi D'un Faune). Music Carl Maria Weber (Le Spectre De La Rose). Choreographer Mikhail Fokine (Le Spectre De La Rose). Design Leon Bakst (Le Spectre De La Rose). Music Igor Stravinsky (Les Noces). Choreographer Bronislava Nijinska (Les Noces). Design Natalia Gontcharova (Les Noces). Lighting John B Read (Les Noces).
8 May 04 to 25 May 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01725557748

Triple Bill - Agon/The Prodigal Son/Symphony in C - T01253458392

Approx running time 2 hours 35 minutesProducer Royal Ballet. Choreographer George Balanchine (Agon). Music Igor Stravinsky (Agon). Choreographer George Balanchine (The Prodigal Son). Music Serge Prokofiev (The Prodigal Son). Design Georges Rouault (The Prodigal Son). Choreographer George Balanchine (Symphony In C). Music Georges Bizet (Symphony In C). Design Anthony Dowell (Symphony In C). Conductor Barry Wordsworth.
28 Jan 04 to 25 Feb 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L299179555

Mixed Programme. Gong/Proverb/Broken Fall/Qualia - T2057010790

Approx. running time 2 hours 15 minutes. Three World Premieres for the 21st Century by Young British Artists. One of America's most Celebrated Dance Creators. Cast includes Principals of The Royal Ballet with Guest Artists [Sylvie Guillem], [Adam Cooper] and the [Ballet Boyz].Choreographer Mark Morris (Gong). Music Colin McPhee (Gong). Choreographer Mark Morris (Gong). Design Isaac Mizrahi (Gong). Lighting Michael Chybowski (Gong). Choreographer William Tuckett (Proverb). Music Steve Reich (Proverb). Choreographer Russell Maliphant (Broken Fall). Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Qualia). Design Vicki Mortimer (Qualia). Lighting Lucy Carter (Qualia). Conductor Richard Bernas. Corporate Sponsor The Benefactors' Circle (Gong).
3 Dec 03 to 12 Dec 03Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01210084327

Triple Bill - Polyphonia/The Four Temperaments/Sinfonietta - T392036277

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (Polyphonia). Music Gyorgy Ligeti (Polyphonia). Costume Holly Wheeldon (Polyphonia). Choreographer George Balanchine (The Four Temperaments). Music Paul Hindemith (The Four Temperaments). Performer Tapper (Nov 15 mat Nov 18 -The Four Temperaments). Performer Nunez (Nov 15 mat Nov 18 -The Four Temperaments). Performer Urlezaga (Nov 15mat Nov 18 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Underwood (Nov 15mat Nov 18 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Thomas (Nov 15mat Nov 18 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Zenaida Yanowsky (Nov 15e/21/25/27 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Acosta (Nov 15/21 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Samodurov (Nov 15/21 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Watson (Nov 15/21 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Bussell (Nov 25/27 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Yanowsky (Nov 25/27 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Acosta (Nov 25/27 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Bonelli (Nov 25/27 - The Four Temperaments). Performer Watson (Sinfonietta). Music Leos Janacek (Sinfonietta). Choreographer Jiri Kylian (Sinfonietta). Design Walter Nobbe (Sinfonietta). Lighting Kees Tjebbes (Sinfonietta). Conductor Paul Murphy.
15 Nov 03 to 27 Nov 03Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1813209860

T01745261924

Two of the company's most enchanting favourites - Coppelia and Swan Lake and, as a tribute to [Anthony Dowell] on his retirement as Director, The Dream, A Month in the Country, Thais and the pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. WebsiteProducer Victor Hochhauser.
23 Jul 01 to 4 Aug 01Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01256482585

Puirt-a-Beul, pas de trois from Remanso, New Work, Masquerade - T362399014

Puirt-a-Beul - a buoyant freely choreographed piece. pas de trois from Ramanso - set to the Poetic Waltzes by [Enrique Granados]. Masquerade - a sequence of non-narrative dances inspired by the characters of the medieval Italian dramas of commedia dell'arte.Choreographer William Tuckett (Puirt-a-Beul). Design Elizabeth Cooke (Puirt-a-Beul). Choreographer Nacho Duato (pas de trois). Performer Jonathan Cope (pas de trois). Performer Carlos Acosta (pas de trois). Performer Inaki Urlezage (pas de trois). Design Bob Crowley (pas de trois). Music Ravel (pas de trois). Performer Darcey Bussell (pas de trois - pas de deux). Performer Jonathan Cope (pas de trois - pas de deux). Performer Chloe Davies (pas de trois - pas de deux some dates). Performer Inaki Urlezaga (pas de trois - pas de deux some dates). Choreographer Matthew Hart (New Work). Music Copland (Clarinet Concerto - New Work). Performer John Payne (clarinet - New Work). Design Richard Cuerdon (New Work). Choreographer Michael Corder (Masquerade). Performer Leanne Benjamin (Masquerade). Performer Mara Galeazzi (Masquerade). Performer Miyako Yoshida (Masquerade). Performer Johan Kobborg (Masquerade). Music Stravinsky ( Pulcinella Suite - Masquerade). Design Anthony Ward (Masquerade). Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
14 Jun 00 to 17 Jun 00Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L01763971623

T1523671232

Les Patineurs, Enigma Variations, Birthday Offering.Company Royal Ballet. Performer Darcey Bussell. Performer Jonathan Cope. Choreographer Frederick Ashton.
18 Nov 98 to 21 Nov 98Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L1874811061
26 Oct 98 to 31 Oct 98Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L0441278714

T1217905179

The Rake's Progress, a new Ashley Page ballet and Birthday Offerings.Company Royal Ballet.
15 Jun 98 to 20 Jun 98Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L1686154147

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