NEWS: The Royal Ballet’s New Production of Swan Lake to Premiere at Royal Opera House

It has been confirmed that the Royal Ballet will present a new production of Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House from the 17th May.  Featuring staging and additional choreography by the Royal Opera House’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett, Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has worked closely with Scarlett on restaging this much-loved classic. The new… Read More

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PREVIEW: The Nutcracker,The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production returns to Covent Garden from the 5th December.  A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. The classic festive treat for all of the family, The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House, featuring designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman… Read More

NEWS: Casting Confirmed for Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand

The Royal Ballet are set to perform a programme of one act ballets by Frederick Ashton, the Company’s founding choreographer at the Royal Opera House from June.  (c) Royal Opera House, Youtube. From the 2nd to the 10th June, the Royal Ballet will present The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand.  This triple programme of… Read More

PREVIEW: Jewels, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet will celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s full-length abstract ballet when it arrives at the Royal Opera House from the 1st to the 21st April.  Fifty years on since it was first performed by the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine’s ballet Jewels will return to Covent Garden. The ballet is inspired… Read More

NEWS: Peter Wright’s Production of The Nutcracker to Return to Royal Opera House

The family festive favourite will return to the Royal Opera House next month, as the Royal Ballet perform Peter Wright’s production from the 23rd November until the 12th January.  The story follows Clara on an enchanting journey to the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Complete with a magical Christmas tree, memorable character dances and the dazzling… Read More

PREVIEW: La Fille Mal Gardée, Royal Opera House

Frederick Ashton’s ballet returns to the Royal Opera house from the 27th September – complete with chickens and a shetland pony.  The Royal Ballet will perform Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet was inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside and based on a 1789 French ballet originally created by Jean Dauberval. This uplifting ballet features the gloriously… 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

Review Round Up… The Winter’s Tale,

The Royal Ballet is currently performing Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss. But what have critics made of this revival?  The Guardian:**** “Winter’s Tale already looks like a ballet that can build through the interpretations of future generations.” The Telegraph: **** “This revival confirms The Winter’s Tale as a modern classic,… Read More

The Winter’s Tale to Return to the Royal Opera House

Christopher Wheeldon’s 2014 acclaimed production of The Winter’s tale will return to the Royal Opera House for its first revival as part of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary celebrations.  Nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and winning  the 2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography, this is widely regarded to… Read More

PREVIEW: Giselle Returns to the Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic tale of love and betrayal returns the Royal Opera House from the 26th February to the 15th April.  As one of the most famous romantic ballets to be created and a signature work in The Royal Ballet’s repertoire, Peter Wright’s production of  Giselle  will return to the Royal Opera House… Read More