A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley.
The ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel – a captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. In this co-production with American Ballet Theatre, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.
A co-production between The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Filmed in June 2022.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
For booking information please go here.
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting designer: Natasha Katz
Video designer: Luke Halls
Music consultant: Alondra de la Parra
Inspired by the book by: Laura Esquivel
Associate set designer: Jaimie Todd
Associate costume designer: Lynette Mauro
Tita: Francesca Hayward
Pedro: Marcelino Sambé
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Alondra de la Parra