• The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2017 (The Royal Ballet)

    Join dancers from The Royal Ballet in rehearsal as they prepare for the upcoming performances of the ultimate Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. This was originally streamed on Facebook Live at 7.30pm on 16 November 2017. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk

    published: 17 Nov 2017
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

    Lauren Cuthbertson performs the famous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, set to Tchaikovsky's iconic score. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously in...

    published: 01 Dec 2017
  • The icing on the cake: The secrets of The Nutcracker's Sugar Plum Fairy (The Royal Ballet)

    Former Royal Ballet Principal Lesley Collier and current Principals Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae tell Darcey Bussell about the challenges of The Nutcracker's most iconic role. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail ...

    published: 07 Dec 2017
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

    Join The Royal Ballet as they rehearse Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/alice As well as sections featuring the cast being coached through sections of Christopher Wheeldon's modern classic, the livestream will also offer a closer look at the many props and puppets that bring Wonderland to life. The event will be presented by Royal Ballet Principal Alexander Campbell. Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to pro...

    published: 12 Sep 2017
  • The Royal Opera's new La bohème - a first glimpse (ROH Insight)

    Join the cast and creative team of Richard Jones' hotly-anticipated new production as they explore one of the romantic of all operas. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/boheme Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized designs. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of...

    published: 31 Aug 2017
  • Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)

    Join the cast of David McVicar's Royal Opera production as they explore one of the best-loved operas of all time. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk The first Insights event of the 2016/17 Season will feature conductor Julia Jones exploring one of Mozart's most memorable scores, as well as insights from the cast including Siobhan Stagg (Pamina), Mauro Peter (Tamina) and Sabine Devielhe (the Queen of the Night). It will be presented by Roderick Williams, who will sing the role of Papageno in the upcoming run. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of its composer's profound spiritual beliefs with the search for wisdom and virtue are at its heart. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ ...

    published: 29 Aug 2017
  • Insights into Rossini's Semiramide with Joyce DiDonato (The Royal Opera)

    Join mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as she explores Rossini's opera Semiramide. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Rossini wrote Semiramide in 1823, his last year in Italy before moving to Paris. The opera makes a fittingly magnificent finale to his Italian career: its astonishing structure and span anticipates the sophistication of his later masterpiece Guillaume Tell, while the blistering and virtuoso title role – written for Rossini’s wife Isabella Colbran – inspired many later composers, including Bellini in his Norma. Based on a story by Voltaire, the tragedy sees its characters wrestle against fate as the story propels them towards the harrowing finale, to music of magnificent beauty. David Alden directs a new production for The Royal Opera. He describes Semiramide as ‘hard and p...

    published: 09 Nov 2017
  • The Queen takes her seat at the Royal Opera House Gala, 30/10/12

    A fundraising Gala in aid of the Royal Opera House Foundation, created by Kasper Holten, Director of The Royal Opera, and Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet. In an unparalleled evening of opera, ballet and music, Our Extraordinary World will feature maestros Daniel Oren, Barry Wordsworth and Renanto Balasdonna with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The Royal Ballet, including world renowned Principal Dancers and a full corps de ballet, will perform world premieres from choreographers Alastair Marriott, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett, a UK premiere from John Neumeier and works by Christopher Wheeldon, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. Highlights from The Royal Opera will include the Royal Opera Chorus performing the stirring 'Freudig begrüssen' from Tannhäuser, Robert...

    published: 30 Oct 2012
  • The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?

    The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet, and is home to two of the world’s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-our-new-myth-busting-short-film-what-do-you-see This film is fronted by actor Lesley Sharp, best known for her performances in The Full Monty, Bob & Rose and Clocking Off. 'This year I started to get interested in seeing opera and ballet and the Royal Opera House was the place it seemed obvious to go to', says Lesley. 'I'm not from a background that was full of classical music influences – my parents didn't listen to a lot of music, and certainly didn't see any dance. So to come to the Royal Opera House in a relatively late stage in my life has been the most extrao...

    published: 05 Oct 2015
  • The Royal Ballet rehearse 'The Wind'

    Join choreographer Arthur Pita and The Royal Ballet as they put the finishing touches to his new ballet, 'The Wind'. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/mixed-programmes/the-illustrated-farewell-the-wind-untouchable Arthur Pita has forged a distinctive career in British dance; his disquieting narrative works tell dark and strange stories through a vivid, visceral language of movement. His award-winning adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis in 2011 for the Linbury Studio Theatre was a triumph. As well as creating works for his own company Pita has been commissioned by companies and figures from Dance East to Natalia Osipova – creating a body of work whose strangeness and imaginativeness have earned Pita the nickname ‘the David Lynch of dance’. Pita now makes his main-stage debut for The ...

    published: 07 Nov 2017
  • The Royal Ballet rehearse The Wind

    Choreographer Arthur Pita and The Royal Ballet rehearse The Wind ahead of its world premiere, filmed as part of #WorldBalletDay 2017. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Arthur Pita has forged a distinctive career in British dance; his disquieting narrative works tell dark and strange stories through a vivid, visceral language of movement. His award-winning adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis in 2011 for the Linbury Studio Theatre was a triumph. As well as creating works for his own company Pita has been commissioned by companies and figures from Dance East to Natalia Osipova – creating a body of work whose strangeness and imaginativeness have earned Pita the nickname ‘the David Lynch of dance’. Pita now makes his main-stage debut for The Royal Ballet with The Wind. He takes as his in...

    published: 06 Nov 2017
  • Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina

    Discover more: http://www.roh.org.uk Follow the day in the life of a Yuhui Choe, first soloist, who takes us through her day - which includes, class, rehearsals and physio before going on stage that evening.

    published: 16 Feb 2009
  • Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

    Dancers of The Royal Ballet tells us about the challenges of being in the Corps de Ballet for Swan Lake. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake Swan Lake was Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet. Its 1877 premiere was poorly received, but it has since become one of the most loved of all ballets. The twinned role of the radiant White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina's powers, particularly in the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III. Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendour of the royal palace. Anthony Dowell's glorious interpretation uses classical choreography created by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa for the ballet's ...

    published: 24 Oct 2012
  • The London Story - Royal Opera House

    London is a city brought to life by its people and the unique and fascinating stories they have to tell. Watch and share their stories now! Let Marianela and Thiago, principal dancers at The Royal Ballet, take you on a journey of love and magic that reveals London's romantic side. Watch and share their story to find out how going for coffee turned into a marriage proposal, why the National Gallery is so special to Thiago, what attracts them to Portobello Market and their top tip when visiting London -- the Royal Opera House, of course!

    published: 16 Jan 2014
  • How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

    Each Season The Royal Ballet dances through thousands of shoes at a cost of over £250,000. A gift of £39 to our annual Pointe Shoes Appeal could buy one pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer. For more information on the Pointe Shoes Appeal or to make a gift, please visit www.roh.org.uk/pointe. Thank you so much for your consideration and support. Text costs £5 plus network charge. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation receives 100% of your donation. Full T&Cs at www.roh.org.uk/pointe

    published: 09 Nov 2016
  • ¨Star Struck¨ - (Episode 1) - The Royal Opera House - (TV Documentary from the BBC) - 1996

    The House was a documentary television series in six episodes which showed various behind-the-scenes events at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. It was filmed by the BBC in 1995, and first broadcast on BBC2 in early 1996 to an audience of four million viewers. Synopsis of the Episode 1 ¨Star Struck¨ - Denyce Graves has vocal cord troubles on her debut as Carmen - New Director of Public Affairs Keith Cooper makes an impact - Cheap tickets week for disadvantaged first-time patrons - Magali Damonte is a last minute replacement for Denyce Graves on press night. Mr. Tumanyan appears in the minute 33:55 Episodes 1. (16 January) Star Struck: Denyce Graves makes her debut as Carmen 2. (23 January) Horse Trading: The budgets for Káťa Kabanováand The Sleeping Beauty have been overspent by mo...

    published: 05 Feb 2017
  • Norma – Casta diva (Sonya Yoncheva, The Royal Opera)

    The priestess Norma leads her people in a prayer for peace. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role in Bellini's masterpiece, with the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Antonio Pappano, recorded September 2016. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/norma Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma had its premiere at La Scala, Milan, on Boxing Day 1831. After a muted initial response the opera quickly became popular, and is now a mainstay of the repertory. Norma is perhaps most acclaimed as a vehicle for the lead soprano, most famously now by such 20th-century greats as Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballé and Joan Sutherland. Indeed, Bellini provides some astonishing vocal fireworks for his title character – most famously ‘Casta diva’, Norma’s Act I hymn to th...

    published: 06 Oct 2016
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)

    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 wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderl...

    published: 30 Oct 2014
  • Royal Ballet Class in full - World Ballet Day 2017

    The Company run through their daily ballet class, filmed in full as part of World Ballet Day 2017. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Each morning, the Company run through a series of exercises to warm up their bodies for a day of rehearsals and performances ahead. The session begins at the barre, before progressing to the centre of the room for a series of athletic jumps

    published: 10 Oct 2017
  • Discover: Royal Opera House - Backstage Tour

    Backstage tour of The Royal Ballet.

    published: 01 Aug 2008
  • The Magic Flute trailer (The Royal Opera)

    Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s gorgeous production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) with two wonderful casts including Roderick Williams as Papageno and Janai Brugger as Pamina. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/zauberflote

    published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Carmen - Habanera (Bizet; Anna Caterina Antonacci, The Royal Opera)

    Spanish heat and gypsy passion are brought to the stage in Francesca Zambello's vivid production of Bizet's opera: http://www.roh.org.uk/carmen The Habanera is the aria Carmen sings when she first appears on stage. It is also known as 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle'. Carmen was based on a popular novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée, which enticed French readers with exotic tales of Spain. Its heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and Georges Bizet's opera was a critical failure on its premiere in 1875. Bizet died shortly after, never learning of the spectacular success Carmen would achieve -- it has been staged over 500 times at Covent Garden alone. Carmen contains many well-loved numbers, such as Carmen's seductive Habaner...

    published: 13 Dec 2013
  • La traviata - Brindisi aka The Drinking Song (The Royal Opera)

    Saimir Pirgu, Venera Gimadieva and The Royal Opera Chorus sing La traviata's famous drinking song. Find out more at www.roh.org.uk/traviata ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions. La traviata, based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, profound emotion and wonderful melodies. Richard Eyre’s classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. It provides a vivid setting for Verdi’s tuneful sc...

    published: 03 Mar 2016
  • How ballet dancers prepare pointe shoes for performance

    Watch Edward Watson and Principal Mara Galeazzi as they take us behind-the-scenes to meet the individuals and see the effort that goes into preparing pointe shoes and footwear for each and every Royal Ballet performance. Give a gift online at http://www.roh.org.uk/pointeshoesappeal Anyone who makes an online donation to the Pointe Shoes Appeal will be automatically entered to win a signed pair of Mara Galeazzi's pointe shoes from her final Royal Ballet performance in Mayerling.

    published: 07 Jun 2013
  • Bjork - Royal Opera House

    published: 25 Sep 2012
  • Royal Opera House Muscat

    published: 23 Jul 2017
  • The Royal Opera House

    published: 24 Mar 2017
  • Bjork - Royal Opera House

    published: 29 Dec 2016
  • PSB Royal Opera House

    published: 17 Oct 2016
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The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2017 (The Royal Ballet)

The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2017 (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Duration: 1:00:26
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
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Join dancers from The Royal Ballet in rehearsal as they prepare for the upcoming performances of the ultimate Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. This was originally streamed on Facebook Live at 7.30pm on 16 November 2017. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk
https://wn.com/The_Nutcracker_In_Rehearsal_2017_(The_Royal_Ballet)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 01 Dec 2017
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Lauren Cuthbertson performs the famous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, set to Tchaikovsky's iconic score. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.
https://wn.com/Dance_Of_The_Sugar_Plum_Fairy_From_The_Nutcracker_(The_Royal_Ballet)
The icing on the cake: The secrets of The Nutcracker's Sugar Plum Fairy (The Royal Ballet)

The icing on the cake: The secrets of The Nutcracker's Sugar Plum Fairy (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Duration: 3:30
  • Updated: 07 Dec 2017
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Former Royal Ballet Principal Lesley Collier and current Principals Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae tell Darcey Bussell about the challenges of The Nutcracker's most iconic role. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/nutcracker Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.
https://wn.com/The_Icing_On_The_Cake_The_Secrets_Of_The_Nutcracker's_Sugar_Plum_Fairy_(The_Royal_Ballet)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
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Join The Royal Ballet as they rehearse Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/alice As well as sections featuring the cast being coached through sections of Christopher Wheeldon's modern classic, the livestream will also offer a closer look at the many props and puppets that bring Wonderland to life. The event will be presented by Royal Ballet Principal Alexander Campbell. Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
https://wn.com/Alice's_Adventures_In_Wonderland_In_Rehearsal_(The_Royal_Ballet)
The Royal Opera's new La bohème - a first glimpse (ROH Insight)

The Royal Opera's new La bohème - a first glimpse (ROH Insight)

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  • Duration: 1:11:23
  • Updated: 31 Aug 2017
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Join the cast and creative team of Richard Jones' hotly-anticipated new production as they explore one of the romantic of all operas. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/boheme Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized designs. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances here since.
https://wn.com/The_Royal_Opera's_New_La_Bohème_A_First_Glimpse_(Roh_Insight)
Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)

Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)

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  • Duration: 1:23:35
  • Updated: 29 Aug 2017
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Join the cast of David McVicar's Royal Opera production as they explore one of the best-loved operas of all time. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk The first Insights event of the 2016/17 Season will feature conductor Julia Jones exploring one of Mozart's most memorable scores, as well as insights from the cast including Siobhan Stagg (Pamina), Mauro Peter (Tamina) and Sabine Devielhe (the Queen of the Night). It will be presented by Roderick Williams, who will sing the role of Papageno in the upcoming run. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of its composer's profound spiritual beliefs with the search for wisdom and virtue are at its heart. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera. Two centuries later, it continues to be one of the most popular of all operas, second only to Verdi's La traviata in terms of performances staged over the last five years according to Operabase. *** Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera. David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
https://wn.com/Insights_Into_Mozart's_Magic_Flute_(The_Royal_Opera)
Insights into Rossini's Semiramide with Joyce DiDonato (The Royal Opera)

Insights into Rossini's Semiramide with Joyce DiDonato (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 09 Nov 2017
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Join mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as she explores Rossini's opera Semiramide. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Rossini wrote Semiramide in 1823, his last year in Italy before moving to Paris. The opera makes a fittingly magnificent finale to his Italian career: its astonishing structure and span anticipates the sophistication of his later masterpiece Guillaume Tell, while the blistering and virtuoso title role – written for Rossini’s wife Isabella Colbran – inspired many later composers, including Bellini in his Norma. Based on a story by Voltaire, the tragedy sees its characters wrestle against fate as the story propels them towards the harrowing finale, to music of magnificent beauty. David Alden directs a new production for The Royal Opera. He describes Semiramide as ‘hard and political, almost as if it is carved out of stone, and what lies beneath is like a Greek tragedy’. He gives the opera a 20th-century setting, in which Semiramide rules an authoritarian state. He has assembled a team of regular collaborators to bring this late, great Rossini tragedy to the stage, in The Royal Opera’s first ever production.
https://wn.com/Insights_Into_Rossini's_Semiramide_With_Joyce_Didonato_(The_Royal_Opera)
The Queen takes her seat at the Royal Opera House Gala, 30/10/12

The Queen takes her seat at the Royal Opera House Gala, 30/10/12

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A fundraising Gala in aid of the Royal Opera House Foundation, created by Kasper Holten, Director of The Royal Opera, and Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet. In an unparalleled evening of opera, ballet and music, Our Extraordinary World will feature maestros Daniel Oren, Barry Wordsworth and Renanto Balasdonna with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The Royal Ballet, including world renowned Principal Dancers and a full corps de ballet, will perform world premieres from choreographers Alastair Marriott, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett, a UK premiere from John Neumeier and works by Christopher Wheeldon, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. Highlights from The Royal Opera will include the Royal Opera Chorus performing the stirring 'Freudig begrüssen' from Tannhäuser, Roberto Alagna singing a wonderful aria from Le Cid, Angela Gheorghiu singing 'Habanera' from Carmen and Bryn Terfel in the powerful 'Te Deum' from Tosca.
https://wn.com/The_Queen_Takes_Her_Seat_At_The_Royal_Opera_House_Gala,_30_10_12
The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?

The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?

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  • Updated: 05 Oct 2015
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The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet, and is home to two of the world’s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-our-new-myth-busting-short-film-what-do-you-see This film is fronted by actor Lesley Sharp, best known for her performances in The Full Monty, Bob & Rose and Clocking Off. 'This year I started to get interested in seeing opera and ballet and the Royal Opera House was the place it seemed obvious to go to', says Lesley. 'I'm not from a background that was full of classical music influences – my parents didn't listen to a lot of music, and certainly didn't see any dance. So to come to the Royal Opera House in a relatively late stage in my life has been the most extraordinary, eye-opening and wonderful experience.' Tickets in the 2015/16 Season start at just £2 for ballet performances and £5 for opera with more than 150,000 tickets priced at less than £20. In addition, last Season 17,500 low-cost tickets (targeted at first-time audiences) were provided through the ROH's extensive Learning and Participation programme which runs projects including Chance to Dance, a series of creative in-school workshops provided to 1,246 pupils across Lambeth, Southwark and Thurrock. As well as engaging audiences at Covent Garden and through extensive outreach projects, performances can be seen around the UK and the rest of the world through regular cinema relays and live-streams. And away from the stage and orchestra pit, the Royal Opera House has more than 1,000 employees and 17 apprentices across various backstage departments, making it a major employer in the creative industries. 'I would say to anybody – "Come here"', says Lesley. 'It's for you. It's ours. The Royal Opera House belongs to Great Britain.'
https://wn.com/The_Royal_Opera_House_What_Do_You_See
The Royal Ballet rehearse 'The Wind'

The Royal Ballet rehearse 'The Wind'

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  • Updated: 07 Nov 2017
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Join choreographer Arthur Pita and The Royal Ballet as they put the finishing touches to his new ballet, 'The Wind'. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/mixed-programmes/the-illustrated-farewell-the-wind-untouchable Arthur Pita has forged a distinctive career in British dance; his disquieting narrative works tell dark and strange stories through a vivid, visceral language of movement. His award-winning adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis in 2011 for the Linbury Studio Theatre was a triumph. As well as creating works for his own company Pita has been commissioned by companies and figures from Dance East to Natalia Osipova – creating a body of work whose strangeness and imaginativeness have earned Pita the nickname ‘the David Lynch of dance’. Pita now makes his main-stage debut for The Royal Ballet with The Wind. He takes as his inspiration Dorothy Scarborough’s controversial 1925 novel, now considered a seminal work of Texan literature, and the 1928 silent movie classic it inspired, which starred Lillian Gish. The ballet comes with a new score by Frank Moon, whose fantastical, inventive music has accompanied most of Pita’s work.
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The Royal Ballet rehearse The Wind

The Royal Ballet rehearse The Wind

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Choreographer Arthur Pita and The Royal Ballet rehearse The Wind ahead of its world premiere, filmed as part of #WorldBalletDay 2017. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Arthur Pita has forged a distinctive career in British dance; his disquieting narrative works tell dark and strange stories through a vivid, visceral language of movement. His award-winning adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis in 2011 for the Linbury Studio Theatre was a triumph. As well as creating works for his own company Pita has been commissioned by companies and figures from Dance East to Natalia Osipova – creating a body of work whose strangeness and imaginativeness have earned Pita the nickname ‘the David Lynch of dance’. Pita now makes his main-stage debut for The Royal Ballet with The Wind. He takes as his inspiration Dorothy Scarborough’s controversial 1925 novel, now considered a seminal work of Texan literature, and the 1928 silent movie classic it inspired, which starred Lillian Gish. The ballet comes with a new score by Frank Moon, whose fantastical, inventive music has accompanied most of Pita’s work.
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Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina

Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina

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  • Updated: 16 Feb 2009
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Discover more: http://www.roh.org.uk Follow the day in the life of a Yuhui Choe, first soloist, who takes us through her day - which includes, class, rehearsals and physio before going on stage that evening.
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Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 24 Oct 2012
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Dancers of The Royal Ballet tells us about the challenges of being in the Corps de Ballet for Swan Lake. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake Swan Lake was Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet. Its 1877 premiere was poorly received, but it has since become one of the most loved of all ballets. The twinned role of the radiant White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina's powers, particularly in the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III. Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendour of the royal palace. Anthony Dowell's glorious interpretation uses classical choreography created by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa for the ballet's revised 1895 version. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Peter Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.
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The London Story - Royal Opera House

The London Story - Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2014
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London is a city brought to life by its people and the unique and fascinating stories they have to tell. Watch and share their stories now! Let Marianela and Thiago, principal dancers at The Royal Ballet, take you on a journey of love and magic that reveals London's romantic side. Watch and share their story to find out how going for coffee turned into a marriage proposal, why the National Gallery is so special to Thiago, what attracts them to Portobello Market and their top tip when visiting London -- the Royal Opera House, of course!
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How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

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  • Updated: 09 Nov 2016
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Each Season The Royal Ballet dances through thousands of shoes at a cost of over £250,000. A gift of £39 to our annual Pointe Shoes Appeal could buy one pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer. For more information on the Pointe Shoes Appeal or to make a gift, please visit www.roh.org.uk/pointe. Thank you so much for your consideration and support. Text costs £5 plus network charge. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation receives 100% of your donation. Full T&Cs at www.roh.org.uk/pointe
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¨Star Struck¨ - (Episode 1) - The Royal Opera House - (TV Documentary from the BBC) - 1996

¨Star Struck¨ - (Episode 1) - The Royal Opera House - (TV Documentary from the BBC) - 1996

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  • Updated: 05 Feb 2017
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The House was a documentary television series in six episodes which showed various behind-the-scenes events at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. It was filmed by the BBC in 1995, and first broadcast on BBC2 in early 1996 to an audience of four million viewers. Synopsis of the Episode 1 ¨Star Struck¨ - Denyce Graves has vocal cord troubles on her debut as Carmen - New Director of Public Affairs Keith Cooper makes an impact - Cheap tickets week for disadvantaged first-time patrons - Magali Damonte is a last minute replacement for Denyce Graves on press night. Mr. Tumanyan appears in the minute 33:55 Episodes 1. (16 January) Star Struck: Denyce Graves makes her debut as Carmen 2. (23 January) Horse Trading: The budgets for Káťa Kabanováand The Sleeping Beauty have been overspent by more than £240,000; slippery floors and rival ballerinas cause further problems. 3. (30 January) Foot Fault: Thomas Allen receives an urgent call-up to appear in The Marriage of Figaro, as fellow baritone Jeffrey Black has lost his voice. Allen has not previously appeared in this production. 4. (6 February) High Hopes: Protracted discussions about pay take place between management and trade unions; traditionalists and modernists battle over a revival of Harrison Birtwistle's Gawain. 5. (13 February) Settling Scores: Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera, tries to balance business and art. 6. (20 February) Winning Ticket: Established older dancers of The Royal Ballet have to be laid off in order to save money." Visit Barseg Tumanyan's fan page https://www.facebook.com/Barseg/
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Norma – Casta diva (Sonya Yoncheva, The Royal Opera)

Norma – Casta diva (Sonya Yoncheva, The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 06 Oct 2016
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The priestess Norma leads her people in a prayer for peace. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role in Bellini's masterpiece, with the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Antonio Pappano, recorded September 2016. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/norma Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece Norma had its premiere at La Scala, Milan, on Boxing Day 1831. After a muted initial response the opera quickly became popular, and is now a mainstay of the repertory. Norma is perhaps most acclaimed as a vehicle for the lead soprano, most famously now by such 20th-century greats as Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballé and Joan Sutherland. Indeed, Bellini provides some astonishing vocal fireworks for his title character – most famously ‘Casta diva’, Norma’s Act I hymn to the chaste moon, and Act II’s ‘Dormono entrambi’, as she contemplates the unthinkable act of killing her children. But the opera’s dramatic potency rests in its breathtaking ensembles, most strikingly in Norma’s duets with Pollione and Adalgisa, the Act I trio ‘Vanne, sì: mi lascia, indegno’ and the blistering Act II finale. This new production of Norma was The Royal Opera’s first in nearly thirty years. Directing is Àlex Ollé, of the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus, reunited with the creative team behind his acclaimed production of Oedipe. They give Norma a contemporary setting against a backdrop of a cruel civil war, and focus on the opera’s exploration of the conflict between an individual’s own desires and those of her society – and of religion as a force for unity and for destruction.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2014
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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 wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.al Ballet as the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon's ballet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 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 wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.
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Royal Ballet Class in full - World Ballet Day 2017

Royal Ballet Class in full - World Ballet Day 2017

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  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
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The Company run through their daily ballet class, filmed in full as part of World Ballet Day 2017. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Each morning, the Company run through a series of exercises to warm up their bodies for a day of rehearsals and performances ahead. The session begins at the barre, before progressing to the centre of the room for a series of athletic jumps
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Discover: Royal Opera House - Backstage Tour

Discover: Royal Opera House - Backstage Tour

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  • Updated: 01 Aug 2008
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The Magic Flute trailer (The Royal Opera)

The Magic Flute trailer (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 01 Aug 2017
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Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s gorgeous production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) with two wonderful casts including Roderick Williams as Papageno and Janai Brugger as Pamina. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/zauberflote
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Carmen - Habanera (Bizet; Anna Caterina Antonacci, The Royal Opera)

Carmen - Habanera (Bizet; Anna Caterina Antonacci, The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 13 Dec 2013
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Spanish heat and gypsy passion are brought to the stage in Francesca Zambello's vivid production of Bizet's opera: http://www.roh.org.uk/carmen The Habanera is the aria Carmen sings when she first appears on stage. It is also known as 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle'. Carmen was based on a popular novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée, which enticed French readers with exotic tales of Spain. Its heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and Georges Bizet's opera was a critical failure on its premiere in 1875. Bizet died shortly after, never learning of the spectacular success Carmen would achieve -- it has been staged over 500 times at Covent Garden alone. Carmen contains many well-loved numbers, such as Carmen's seductive Habanera and Escamillo's rousing Toreador's song, in which he celebrates the thrill of the bullfight. Richly coloured designs capture the sultry heat of the Spanish sun, while ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters bring 19th-century Seville alive. This combination of memorable music, vivid setting and dramatic story have made Carmen one of the most popular operas in the world.
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La traviata - Brindisi aka The Drinking Song (The Royal Opera)

La traviata - Brindisi aka The Drinking Song (The Royal Opera)

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Saimir Pirgu, Venera Gimadieva and The Royal Opera Chorus sing La traviata's famous drinking song. Find out more at www.roh.org.uk/traviata ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions. La traviata, based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, profound emotion and wonderful melodies. Richard Eyre’s classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. It provides a vivid setting for Verdi’s tuneful score, which includes such favourites as Violetta’s introspective ‘Ah fors’è lui’ and ecstatic ‘Sempre libera’; the duet ‘Pura siccome un angelo’ as Giorgio Germont begs Violetta to leave Alfredo; and ‘Parigi, o cara’, in which the lovers poignantly imagine a life that will never be theirs. The role of Violetta (the ‘fallen woman’ of the title) is one of Verdi’s most complex and enduring characters.
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How ballet dancers prepare pointe shoes for performance

How ballet dancers prepare pointe shoes for performance

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  • Updated: 07 Jun 2013
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Watch Edward Watson and Principal Mara Galeazzi as they take us behind-the-scenes to meet the individuals and see the effort that goes into preparing pointe shoes and footwear for each and every Royal Ballet performance. Give a gift online at http://www.roh.org.uk/pointeshoesappeal Anyone who makes an online donation to the Pointe Shoes Appeal will be automatically entered to win a signed pair of Mara Galeazzi's pointe shoes from her final Royal Ballet performance in Mayerling.
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Bjork - Royal Opera House

Bjork - Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2012
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Royal Opera House Muscat

Royal Opera House Muscat

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  • Updated: 23 Jul 2017
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The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 24 Mar 2017
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Bjork - Royal Opera House

Bjork - Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 29 Dec 2016
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PSB Royal Opera House

PSB Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 17 Oct 2016
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