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

REVIEW: Frankenstein, Royal Opera House

This new full length ballet from Liam Scarlett has a more romantic element to it in comparison to Mary Shelley’s original tale – but is exquisitely danced by the Royal Ballet.  How to reinterpret Mary Shelly’s gothic story in a refreshing way is a challenge that anyone attempting to bring it to life has to… Read More