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Royal Ballet: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III

Date

Tue. 05 Nov, 2019

Time

19:15 - 22:15

Cost

£16

We will be showing a special ballet triple bill live from The Royal Opera Ballet at the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 5th November at 7.15pm

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.

Pavel Sorokin conducts the Orchestra of The Royal Ballet and Lighting Design is by John B. Read.

CONCERTO

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Dmitry Shostakovich

Designer: Jürgen Rose

 

 

 

Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan’s virtuoso ballet, set to Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto.

ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Music: Edward Elgar

Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman

 

 

 

The essence of British ballet, with music by Elgar, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman and Ashton’s signature choreographic style.

RAYMOND ACT III

Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa

Production: Rudolf Nureyev

Music: Alexander Glazunov

Designer: Barry Kay

 

The final act of Petipa’s grand ballet classic, which contains some of the greatest choreography in Russian ballet, was adapted by Rudolf Nureyev.

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