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THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Presents

THE ROYAL BALLET

CONCERTO TRIPLE BILL 12/8/19 at 1:00pm          THE NUTCRACKER 12/22/19 at 2:00pm

 

CONCERTO TRIPLE BILL

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet 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 Royal Ballet’s heritage.

CONCERTO

Choreography -Kenneth MacMillan

Music -Dmitry Shostakovich

Designer -Jürgen Rose

Lighting designer- John B. Read

Conductor- Pavel Sorokin

 

ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Choreography- Frederick Ashton

Music - Edward Elgar

Designer- Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer - John B. Read

Conductor- Pavel Sorokin

 

RAYMOND ACT III

Choreography- Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa

Production- Rudolf Nureyev

Music - Alexander Glazunov

Designer - Barry Kay

Lighting designer- John B. Read

Conductor- Pavel Sorokin

 

THE NUTCRACKER


THE NUTCRACKER –SPECIAL SCREENING –RECORDED 2016

Choreography-Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Music- Pyotr Il’yichTchaikovsky

Original scenario- Marius Petipa after E.T.A.Hoffmann

Production and scenario- Peter Wright

Designer- Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer-  Mark Henderson

Staging- Christopher Carr

Conductor- Boris Gruzin

The Sugar Plum Fairy- Lauren Cuthbertson

The Prince- Federico Bonelli

Clara- Francesca Hayward

Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker- Alexander Campbell

Herr Drosselmeyer- Gary Avis

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve andHerr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which timeis suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journeytakes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glitteringscore, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancingincluding an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

RECORDED LIVE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSEThursday 8 December 2016

 

 

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