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The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand
BUY TICKETS 2pm Sunday 11 June
BALLET broadcast AS LIVE from the Royal Opera House
This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, brought to the life by the current stars of the company.
The Dream is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Felix Mendelssohn’s witty, gossamer-light incidental music for the play provides a perfect partner to Ashton’s choreography. Starring Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae.
Symphonic Variations was Ashton’s first work after World War II, and one of the Company’s first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to César Franck’s brooding Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Starring Marianela Nuňez and Vadim Muntagirov.
Marguerite and Armand is Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La traviata and set to music by Franz Liszt. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963. Starring Zenaida Yanowksy and Roberto Bolle.
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 18 & under £10
Running time: tbc
Doors open: 1.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.