From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

CONCERTO
Choreography
Kenneth MacMillan
Music
Dmitry Shostakovich
Designer
Jürgen Rose
Lighting designer
John B. Read
Conductor
Pavel Sorokin

ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Choreography
Frederick Ashton
Music
Edward Elgar
Designer
Julia Trevelyan Oman
Lighting designer
John B. Read
Conductor
Pavel Sorokin

RAYMOND ACT III
Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa
Production
Rudolf Nureyev
Music
Alexander Glazunov
Designer
Barry Kay
Lighting designer
John B. Read
Conductor
Pavel Sorokin

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Approximate running time: about 3 hours

Performance / Showing Times
Date
Time
Sunday 10/11/2019
14:00.
Gwyn Hall Auditorium

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