REVIEW: The Cellist, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (Online)

First performed at the Royal Opera House earlier this year, Cathy Marston’s ballet wonderfully plays tribute to Jacqueline du Pré’s career and love for her instrument. From the way in which composer Philip Feeney intertwines cello music of Elgar, Beethoven, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Piatti, Rachmaninoff and Schubert to the way Cathy Marston’s choreography highlights the bond… Read More

REVIEW: Acis and Galatea, Royal Opera House (2009)

Wayne McGregor’s production is a rare opportunity to appreciate the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet at the same time. Showcased alongside McGregor’s take on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2009, his production of Acis and Galatea cleverly combines Handel’s beautiful fluid music with some wonderful choreography particularly in the opening section. There is much… Read More

Coming Soon: Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling Returns to the Royal Opera House

Considered to be the choreographer’s greatest masterpiece, this three act ballet returns to the Royal Opera House from the 28th April.  Rudolf, the emotionally unstable Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, is forced to marry Princess Stephanie against his will. His former lover Marie Larisch procures him a young new mistress, Mary Vetsera – who shares his… Read More

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.  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… Read More