- 2h 35min
The legendary Broadway musical classic, filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Sun 10 Nov
Tue 12 Nov
Join the celebration of Andre's 70th birthday by taking a journey through his performances at stunning locations around the world.
Sat 4 Jan
Sun 5 Jan
Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench plays Paulina with Kenneth Branagh in the role of Leontes.
Wed 4 Dec
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.
Thu 28 Nov
Witty, yet devastating portrait of a marriage and the governing class, written by Simon Wood and starring Simon Godwin and Lindsay Duncan.
Thu 7 Nov
- Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
- Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias
Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Tue 21 Apr
From The Royal Ballets 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. Petipas Raymonda Act IIIis Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variationsis quintessentially British in every way - from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballets heritage.This is a recording of the live broadcast on 5th November.CONCERTOChoreography: Kenneth MacMillanMusic: Dmitry ShostakovichDesigner: Jrgen RoseLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinENIGMA VARIATIONSChoreography: Frederick AshtonMusic: Edward ElgarDesigner: Julia Trevelyan OmanLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinRAYMONDA ACT IIIChoreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius PetipaProduction: Rudolf NureyevMusic: Alexander GlazunovDesigner: Barry KayLighting designer: John B. ReadConductor: Pavel SorokinOrchestra of the Royal Opera HouseRun time: 3 hours (tbc)
Tue 5 Nov
Ninette de Valois' charming story about love, mischief and mechanical dolls. Screened live to cinemas.
Tue 10 Dec
- Directed by: Richard Jones
- Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano, Mariusz Kwiecień
The beloved romantic opera beamed live from London in a new production by acclaimed director Richard Jones.
Wed 29 Jan
Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.
Tue 17 Mar
- Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Wed 1 Apr
Wayne McGregor, contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed collaborate to create this version of Dante's work.
Thu 28 May
Two part performance with Cathy Marston's piece about cellist Jacqueline du Pre and a new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence.
Tue 25 Feb
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.
Tue 17 Dec
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet‘s ***The Sleeping Beauty*** combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.
First choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, ***The Sleeping Beauty ***has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet’s landmark staging was revived for the Company’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.
The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this *Sleeping Beauty *a spectacle like no other.
StarringMarianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov
ComposerPyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
- Ballet in three acts with a prologue
- Running time: approximately 195 minutes
- Including two intervals
Thu 16 Jan
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