Alexander Campbell as Hans-Peter/the Nutcracker dances his mime sequence from Act II of Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker, recorded live in December 2013. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario, which is based on a fairytale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It initially had a poor reception, but its combination of enchanting choreography [More]
The Royal Ballet perform the Waltz of the Snowflakes in The Nutcracker, with Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara, Ricardo Cervera as the Nutcracker and Gary Avis as Drosselmeyer. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without this seasonal favorite, in which a young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure. Find out more at: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the… Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario – based on a fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman – and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. [More]
Edward Watson as Leontes in Act I of Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/tale Following his charming Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and a series of short ballets including Aeternum and Polyphonia, Christopher Wheeldon presents a new full-length work at Covent Garden. He draws on another much-loved work of English literature: The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s late, great romance. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a statue comes miraculously to life – the ending is [More]
Sarah Lamb as Alice and Eric Underwood, Christina Arestis, Olivia Cowley, Melissa Hamilton and Nathalie Harrison as the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Recorded for cinema broadcast on 28 March 2013. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/alice Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s [More]
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, designer Bob Crowley and Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb discuss Act 2 of The Winter’s Tale and introduce us to the character of Perdita. Find out more: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the… The Winter’s Tale follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret — and after a statue comes miraculously to life — the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. Wheeldon continues his highly successful collaboration with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot, the team behind Alice, in one of the highlights of The [More]
Elizabeth Harrod as the White Cat and Paul Kay as Puss-in-Boots dance in Act III of The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet 2011/12 Season. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/sleepingbeauty The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, announcing its move from Sadler’s Wells to Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived, [More]
Royal Ballet Dancer, Gary Avis takes us on a journey through the Royal Opera House and into rehearsals with Peter Wright as the dancers and staff prepare for The Nutcracker. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario – based on a fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman – and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It initially had a poor reception, [More]
A clip from the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, coming to cinemas nationwide starting May 5. Find information, theaters and schedules at www.emergingpictures.com/titles/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-royal-ballet
A look at some of the special effects secrets from Peter Wright’s magical production of The Nutcracker. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario – based on a fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman – and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It initially had a poor reception, but its combination of enchanting choreography and an unforgettable score have since [More]
Gary Avis, Zenaida Yanowsky, Nehemiah Kish and Sabina Westcombe tell why they love dancing in the dramatic final act of Swan Lake. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake This film was shown as part of Swan Lake live in cinemas. Find out more about future cinema screenings at http://www.roh.org.uk/cinema