Royal Opera House: Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III
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From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the wo rks of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreograph ers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mix ed programme highlights the versatility of the Comp any. 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 it s score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, t o 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 Balle t’s heritage.
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