Royal Opera House: Concerto / Enigma Variations/ Raymonda Act III
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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)
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