PREVIEW: Royal Ballet’s Anastasia Returns to the Royal Opera House

Kenneth MacMillan’s full length ballet Anastasia will be returning to the Royal Opera House from the 26th October until the 12th November. 

Laura Morera%2c Lauren Cuthbertson and Natalia Osipova (© ROH 2016. Photographed by Rick Guest). Image by AKA (©ROH%2c 2016).jpg
Laura Morera, Lauren Cuthbertson and Natalia Osipova. (c)ROH,2016. Photographed by Rick Guest. 

The three act ballet which tells the story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and sole survivor of the brutal assassination of the Russian Royal Family in 1918 will be brought to life again as it returns to the stage again.

Kenneth MacMillan’s experimental ballet will also be screened live in cinemas on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

Anastasia was last performed by the Royal Ballet in 2004, meaning that for many of the dancers this will be the first time they will have performed as the lead roles.

The principle dancers who will be making their debut in the production include: Natalia Osipova, Lauren Cuthbertson and Laura Morera as Anastasia, and Marianela Nuñez, Sarah Lamb and the newly promoted Akane Takada in the virtuoso role of Mathilde Kschessinska.

MacMillan created the ballet in 1967 as a one act piece for Deutsche Oper Ballet featuring the music of Bohuslav Martinů. Two additional acts were later added in 1971, featuring music by Tchaikovsky. It was then restaged in 1996, with designs by Bob Crowley.

Anastasia is the first ballet in the 2016/207 season to be screened as part of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season.

The Royal Ballet will perform Anastasia at the Royal Opera House from the 26th October until the 12th November. To book tickets visit: , Discount , Love, Theatre and UK


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