Jewels rehearsals and insights - LIVE (The Royal Ballet)

Jewels rehearsals and insights - LIVE (The Royal Ballet)

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Join dancers of The Royal Ballet in the studio as they prepare for George Balanchine's Jewels. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/jewels TV and radio broadcaster Kirsten O’Brien will host the event, which will feature interviews and rehearsals with Artists of The Royal Ballet, ballet repetiteur Elyse Borne, and the American choreographer and director Patricia Neary. Neary, a former dancer with New York City Ballet, works for The George Balanchine Trust and alongside Borne is responsible for staging his works around the world. Balanchine made history when he created Jewels – the first abstract three-act ballet. It was first performed in 1967 by New York City Ballet. The choreographer was reportedly inspired by the beauty of the precious stones he saw in Van Cleef & Arpels in New York. Principals of The Royal Ballet Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will rehearse a section of Act I, ‘Rubies’. Then, fellow Principals Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares will rehearse ‘Diamonds’. Each section, featuring the music of Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, salutes a different era in classical ballet’s history as well as a distinct period in Balanchine’s own life. Through it all, Balanchine displays his genius for combining music with visionary choreography. The insight also features an in-depth look at the ballet’s ornate costumes with costume supervisor Allan Watkins.
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A taste of Autumn 2017 at the Royal Opera House

A taste of Autumn 2017 at the Royal Opera House

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The Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season features a host of classic and new works from The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/seasons/2017-18/autumn The Royal Opera's Season begins with a major new production of La bohème by Richard Jones. It also features revivals of David McVicar's staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Stefan Herheim's production of Verdi's spectacular Les Vêpres siciliennes, Katie Mitchell's theatrical take on Lucia di Lammermoor and Damiano Michieletto's Olivier Award-winning staging of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci. The Royal Ballet's Season features modern classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a mini-season of works by major British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, a mixed programme featuring works by Twyla Tharp, Arthur Pita and Hofesh Shechter; and Company classics Sylvia and The Nutcracker. In addition a co-production with the National Ballet of Canada sees Robert Binet's The Dreamers Ever Leave you staged at the unique Docklands venue of The Print Works.
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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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The Royal Ballet Class (centre) – World Ballet Day 2015

The Royal Ballet Class (centre) – World Ballet Day 2015

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  • Updated: 19 Nov 2015
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Watch morning class with The Royal Ballet in London, focussing on the centre. Class is taken by Jacquelin Barrett and accompanied by Grant Green, with commentary from Kristen McNally and Ore Oduba. Find out more about World Ballet Day at http://www.roh.org.uk/worldballetday
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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.'
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The Royal Opera House Season 2016/17 (Trailer)

The Royal Opera House Season 2016/17 (Trailer)

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Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season Trailer

Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season Trailer

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Details of The Royal Opera and Royal Ballet's forthcoming Season have been announced. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk The Royal Opera’s Season includes six new productions at the Royal Opera HouseLa bohème, Semiramide, Lohengrin, Carmen, From the House of the Dead, and the world premieres of George Benjamin’s new opera, Lessons in Love and Violence and Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida. The programme also includes first revivals of Olivier Award-winning Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci, the much-discussed Lucia di Lammermoor, Les Vêpres siciliennes and Philip Venables' UK Theatre Award-winning 4.48 Psychosis. The Season includes four premieres away from the Royal Opera House in collaboration with a range of partners, co-producers and co-commissioners – the world premieres of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new opera Coraline, Mamzer Bastard by Guildhall School of Music & Drama/Royal Opera Composer in Residence Na’ama Zisser, and a new work by Tansy Davies. The Return of Ulysses will be performed at the Roundhouse, and La tragédie de Carmen will be performed at Wilton’s Music Hall by members of the Jette Parker Young Artist programme. The 2017/18 Season also sees Oliver Mears start his tenure as Director of Opera. As previously announced, the Royal Opera will collaborate with the V&A for an exhibition covering almost 400 years of operatic history: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, which opens in September 2017. Looking ahead to the 2018/19 Season, four full cycles of Keith Warner’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen will be performed between September and November 2018; booking details will be available in autumn 2017. The Royal Ballet's Season will include world premieres of five new productions – a new production of Swan Lake with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett, as well as one-act ballets by Twyla Tharp, Arthur Pita, Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon. The programme also includes revivals of new and classic works, including Peter Wright's much-loved productions of Giselle and The Nutcracker, Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter's Tale, Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia and Marguerite and Armand, Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable and Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety. The 2017/18 Season will also celebrate choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s legacy on the 25th anniversary of his death. Five British Ballet companies – The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet – will come together for the first time on the Royal Opera House stage. All three Royal Ballet associated choreographers will mark Leonard Bernstein’s centenary with a triple bill of one-act ballets. Away from the Covent Garden stage, The Royal Ballet will be performing in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations, before touring Swan Lake to Madrid in 2018. During the 2017/18 Season, 12 productions — six from The Royal Opera and six from The Royal Ballet — will be relayed live from Covent Garden to cinemas around the world. The programme features a mixture of new productions and classic works.
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Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

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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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Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina

Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina

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

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

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

Carmen - Habanera (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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Carmen (Bizet) The Royal Opera

Carmen (Bizet) The Royal Opera

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The Spanish heat and gypsy passion of Carmen take to the stage as The Royal Opera presents the first revival of Francesca Zambello's vibrant production with Tanya McCallin's richly coloured designs. www.roh.org.uk www.facebook.com/royaloperahouse www.twitter.com/royaloperahouse
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Wayne McGregor's Chroma – The Hardest Button to Button (The Royal Ballet)

Wayne McGregor's Chroma – The Hardest Button to Button (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2013
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An extract from Wayne McGregor's Chroma, featuring Laura Morera and Eric Underwood dancing to The Hardest Button to Button by The White Stripes. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/chroma Wayne McGregor's Chroma explores the drama of the human body and its ability to communicate extremes of thought and emotion. The score, drawn from original music by Joby Talbot and his arrangements of music by American rock band The White Stripes, is combined with stark, minimalist designs by architect John Pawson. Against this backdrop is set the inventive and energy-driven choreography of McGregor. Chroma had its premiere in 2006 at the Royal Opera House and in 2007 received an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
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Madama Butterfly Insight (The Royal Opera)

Madama Butterfly Insight (The Royal Opera)

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Discover the history of Madama Butterfly productions at the Royal Opera House with our interactive resource: http://www.roh.org.uk/interactives/madama-butterfly Join soprano Ermonela Jaho as she discusses her upcoming role as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s beautiful opera. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/butterfly The event, hosted by Head Staff Director at Royal Opera House Amy Lane, will offer an in-depth look at Puccini’s heartbreaking opera and its history on stage at Covent Garden. Lane will be joined by the star of this year’s revival, Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho. Jaho sings the role of the tragic heroine Cio-Cio-San, the young Japanese bride of dashing American officer Lieutenant Pinkerton, who finds her romantic idyll shattered when he deserts her shortly after their marriage. In addition, journalist Lesley Downer will offer a closer look at Japan in the 19th century and the role of the Sadayakko, also known as a Japanese geisha or dancer. The Insights event will include several performance excerpts including the opera’s famous flower duet and 'Un bel di vedremo'. Explore the opera further in the Madama Butterfly Digital Programme (free with promocode FREEBUTTERFLY) http://www.roh.org.uk/publications/madama-butterfly-digital-programme
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The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2016 (The Royal Ballet)

The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2016 (The Royal Ballet)

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Join Royal Ballet dancers Letitia Stock, Marcelino Sambe and Claire Calvert live in the studio as they prepare for Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker under the direction of Ballet Master Christopher Carr. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk 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 and unforgettable music has since made it one of the most loved of all ballets. In Peter Wright’s classic production for The Royal Ballet, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic – a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara and the Nutcracker are whisked off to the Kingdom of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky’s score contains some of ballet’s best-known melodies, from the flurrying Waltz of the Snowflakes to the dream-like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – all brilliantly set in Wright’s choreography. Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs draw upon 19th-century images of Christmas, making this magical production perfect for the festive season.
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Madama Butterfly: What makes it such a powerful opera? (The Royal Opera)

Madama Butterfly: What makes it such a powerful opera? (The Royal Opera)

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Antonio Pappano, Ermonela members and other performers and creatives from The Royal Opera reveal the secrets of Madama Butterfly's success. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Giacomo Puccini was entranced by David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly (based on a popular short story by John Luther Long) when he saw it in London in 1900. He harnessed the talents of librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (with whom Puccini had created La bohème and Tosca) to adapt Cio-Cio-San’s tragic tale for the operatic stage. Although the premiere at La Scala, Milan, in 1904 was poorly received, that same year Puccini revised and restaged the opera for performances in Brescia, to great acclaim. Madama Butterfly quickly became a hugely popular opera with performers and audiences alike, and remains one of Puccini’s most performed works. Puccini drew on Japanese folk melodies for the score, one of his most evocative and atmospheric. In Act I, Cio-Cio-San expresses her radiant happiness in ‘Ancora un passo’, and the two lovers rapturously declare their love for each other in the passionate duet ‘Viene la sera’. In Act II the mood becomes increasingly strained, as in ‘Un bel dì vedremo’ when Cio-Cio-San longs for the ‘fine day’ when her husband will return to her. The romantic exoticism of 19th-century European images of Japan – an integral part of Madama Butterfly’s character – inspire Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s elegant production for The Royal Opera.
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Insights into Otello with Jonas Kaufmann (The Royal Opera)

Insights into Otello with Jonas Kaufmann (The Royal Opera)

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Join tenor Jonas Kaufmann and conductor Antonio Pappano as they explore Verdi's Otello. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/otello Otello is Verdi’s final tragedy. After astonishing productivity in his early career, the composer slowed in later life; more than fifteen years separate Otello and its predecessor, Aida, although Verdi revised his earlier works Simon Boccanegra and Don Carlo in the interim. He was lured out of retirement by the composer and librettist Arrigo Boito, who tempted him with a proposal that was very close to Verdi’s heart: Shakespeare’s Othello. Boito adapted the libretto from Shakespeare’s play, with much intervention from Verdi. As the latest utterance from the master of Italian opera, the 1887 premiere was an instant success – but, more than that, Otello has been an important part of the international opera repertory ever since. The Italian musical landscape had changed during Verdi’s period of isolation, with many of his compatriots finding inspiration in foreign operatic innovations. Verdi responds in Otello with music that looks back to the traditional forms and structures of Italian opera, but which carries an unmistakably different dramatic thrust and fluidity, in response to Shakespeare’s text. The results are thrilling: from the violent storm that opens the opera through to Iago’s blood-chilling Credo and Otello’s increasingly desperate duets with Desdemona. Keith Warner (Wozzeck, Der Ring des Nibelungen) directs a new production of this masterpiece, The Royal Opera’s first in 30 years.
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Introducing the magic of The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet)

Introducing the magic of The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 10 Mar 2017
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Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty is notoriously one of the most challenging ballets to perform. Find out more: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-sleeping-beauty-by-marius-petipa The production holds a particularly special place in the history of The Royal Ballet. Now over 70 years old, it was the first production the Company performed when Covent Garden re-opened its doors after World War II. In this film the cast and crew explain why the production has remained such an iconic staple in the Repertory.
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The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Royal Ballet)

The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Royal Ballet)

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The Royal Ballet performs the Waltz of the Snowflakes in The Nutcracker, with Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara, Ricardo Cervera as the Nutcracker and Gary Avis as Drosselmeyer, recorded in 2012. Find out more at: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-nutcracker-by-peter-wright Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without this seasonal favorite, in which a young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure. In this recording The Royal Ballet performs the Waltz of the Snowflakes in The Nutcracker, with Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara, Ricardo Cervera as the Nutcracker and Gary Avis as Drosselmeyer, accompanied by the London Oratory Junior Choir and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Koen Kessels, recorded in 2012. 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 made it one of the best-loved of all ballets. In Peter Wright's classic production, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic – a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara is whisked to the Land of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky's score contains some of the best-known melodies in ballet, from the flurrying sounds of the Waltz of the Snowflakes to the dream-like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the vigorous Russian Dance. Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs draw upon 19th-century images of Christmas, making this a classic production for the festive season.
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Bjork - Royal Opera House

Bjork - Royal Opera House

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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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An Introduction to La traviata (The Royal Opera)

An Introduction to La traviata (The Royal Opera)

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‘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. Find out more: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/la-traviata-by-richard-eyre 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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Chasing Cars (Live at The Royal Opera House, 2006)

Chasing Cars (Live at The Royal Opera House, 2006)

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