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Royal Ballet: The Dante Project

We will be showing The Dante Project live from The Royal Opera Ballet at the Royal Opera House on Thursday 28th May at 7.15pm

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.

In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

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


Cast and Creatives
Choreography: Wayne McGregor

Music: Thomas Adès

Design: Tacita Dean

Lighting design (part one) : Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Lighting design (parts two and three): Lucy Carter

Dramaturg: Uzma Hameed

Conductor: Koen Kessels


Thu. 28 May, 2020


19:15 - 22:25