Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Albert Hall have announced that Carlos Acosta will bid farewell to classical ballet in a series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall from the 3rd to the 7th October.
The Classical Farewell will present highlights from the acclaimed ballet dancer’s career, as well as marking the final time that audiences will be able to see him performing classical works.
This production will follow the similar format of his 2006 show Carlos Acosta with Guests of The Royal Ballet, for which he won an Olivier Award, and A Classical Selection which was performed at London Coliseum in December 2015 to critical acclaim.
The Royal Albert Hall programme for The Classical Farewell has yet to be announced, but it will feature an all new repertoire.
Having delighted audiences across the world with his stunning performances, Carlos Acosta has now put together another programme that will feature some of his closest contemporaries from The Royal Ballet, presenting some of his favourite pieces from the classical repertoire for the final time. The evening’s programme is accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by Paul Murphy.
For his final Royal Ballet season Acosta choreographed and took the lead role in Carmen which ran at the Royal Opera House from October to November 2015, marking his farewell to the company after 17 years. Acosta is currently working in Havana, Cuba with his new company Acosta Danza.
Carlos Acosta: The Classical Farewell will take place at the Royal Albert Hall from the 3rd to the 7th October.