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
Broadcast live to Airdrie Town Hall cinema.
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.
Tue 25 Feb
James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.
Thu 20 Feb
New play from Lucy Kirkwood, about a murder case in the 18th century.
Thu 21 May
The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
Cast & Creatives
Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton
Production:- Liam Scarlett
Designer:- John Macfarlane
Conductor:- Koen Kessels
Approximate running time is about 3 hours
Wed 1 Apr
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Thu 16 Jan
- 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
- 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
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