• Swan Lake trailer (The Royal Ballet)

    The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and...

    published: 11 Apr 2018
  • The Magic Flute - Queen of the Night aria (Mozart; Diana Damrau, The Royal Opera)

    Soprano Diana Damrau sings 'Der Hölle Rache', the famous Queen of the Night aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/flute 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 tra...

    published: 19 Oct 2017
  • 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
  • Carmen (Bizet) The Royal Opera

    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

    published: 05 Dec 2007
  • The Royal Ballet rehearse The Winter's Tale

    Join The Royal Ballet as they prepare for the return of Christopher Wheeldon's modern classic. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/tale Fast becoming a modern classic, Christopher Wheeldon's ballet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's late drama of the same name. The production received ecstatic praise at its 2014 premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. As well as a chance to see Royal Ballet dancers rehearsing extracts of the ballet, the livestream will also feature composer Joby Talbot exploring the score, and University of Oxford academic Jonathan Bate discussing the challenges of adapting works by the Bard. Clemency Burton-Hill will present.

    published: 30 Jan 2018
  • 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
  • The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Royal Ballet)

    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 com...

    published: 06 Feb 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Royal Opera House's - Waltz of the Flowers - Ovation

    This year’s Battle of the Nutcrackers features four unique and celebrated versions: The Nutcracker (Youri Vámos; 2009), Royal Opera House’s The Nutcracker (2012), Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker, and The Nutcracker: Mariinsky 2012. Vote for your favorite throughout December -- Watch the winner December 22 8ET/5PT. #OvationNutcracker Since Tchaikovsky created The Nutcracker almost 125 years ago, it’s become a worldwide sensation. Battle of the nutcrackers is Ovation’s holiday present to the families of America, a playful twist on the holiday tradition. Now in its eighth year. TV SCHEDULE The Nutcracker (Youri Vámos; 2009) – Monday December 15th at 7AM ET Royal Opera House’s The Nutcracker (2012) – Tuesday December 16th at 7AM ET Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker - Wednesday December 17th ...

    published: 18 Dec 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • ¨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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adam: GISELLE (Royal Opera House)

    Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love. The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its White Act, with ghostly maidens drifting through the forest in spectacular patterns -- one of the most famous of any scenes for the corps de ballet. Giselle dances with lightness and fragility, giving the impression of floating through the mist. This is one of The Royal Ballet's most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet always fresh at each revival. This performance features former Bolshoi star and now Royal Ballet princip...

    published: 10 Jul 2014
  • Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time from the Barbican

    Three rare early works from the choreographer of Romeo and Juliet and Manon , starring dancers of The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Ballet Black. Featuring three of the choreographer's lesser-known early works – House of Birds, Laiderette and a pas de deux from Danses Concertantes – celebrating MacMillan's considerable legacy and mark 25 since his death. House of Birds is based on a macabre fairytale by the Brothers Grimm in which a witch ensnares young children and transforms them into birds; Laiderette explores themes of rejection and exclusion, which recurred in the choreographer's later works, and tells the story of a young member of a clown troupe who is abandoned by her admirer; and Danses Concertantes is a plotless work which blends jazz and carnival influences, set to a Stra...

    published: 12 Apr 2018
  • Manon – Act I, 'Bedroom' pas de deux (The Royal Ballet)

    Marianela Nuñez as Manon and Federico Bonelli as Des Grieux Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of T...

    published: 15 Feb 2018
  • Creating Donna Anna's Dress for Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)

    Dye Technician, Marian Padina, and Assistant Head of Dye Shop, Parveen Banga, talk through the process of dying Donna Anna's dress for Don Giovanni. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/dongiovanni

    published: 28 Nov 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • An introduction to opera's voice types (The Royal Opera)

    A selection of singers share their skills from the lowest voice type to the highest, demonstrating the power of the bass, baritone, tenor, mezzo-soprano, countertenor and soprano voices.

    published: 04 Jan 2018
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Swan Lake trailer (The Royal Ballet)
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Swan Lake trailer (The Royal Ballet)

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The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov. Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. Since then there has been a succession of productions, the most recent of which was overseen by Anthony Dowell. This Season the Company creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Scarlett, while remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
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The Magic Flute - Queen of the Night aria (Mozart; Diana Damrau, The Royal Opera)
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The Magic Flute - Queen of the Night aria (Mozart; Diana Damrau, The Royal Opera)

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Soprano Diana Damrau sings 'Der Hölle Rache', the famous Queen of the Night aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/flute 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.
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The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2017 (The Royal Ballet)
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The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2017 (The Royal Ballet)

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

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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.
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Carmen (Bizet) The Royal Opera
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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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The Royal Ballet rehearse The Winter's Tale
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The Royal Ballet rehearse The Winter's Tale

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Join The Royal Ballet as they prepare for the return of Christopher Wheeldon's modern classic. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/tale Fast becoming a modern classic, Christopher Wheeldon's ballet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's late drama of the same name. The production received ecstatic praise at its 2014 premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. As well as a chance to see Royal Ballet dancers rehearsing extracts of the ballet, the livestream will also feature composer Joby Talbot exploring the score, and University of Oxford academic Jonathan Bate discussing the challenges of adapting works by the Bard. Clemency Burton-Hill will present.
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Carmen - Habanera (Bizet; Anna Caterina Antonacci, The Royal Opera)
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Carmen - Habanera (Bizet; Anna Caterina Antonacci, The Royal Opera)

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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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The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Royal Ballet)
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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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The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?
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The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?

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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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Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina
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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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Royal Opera House's - Waltz of the Flowers - Ovation
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Royal Opera House's - Waltz of the Flowers - Ovation

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This year’s Battle of the Nutcrackers features four unique and celebrated versions: The Nutcracker (Youri Vámos; 2009), Royal Opera House’s The Nutcracker (2012), Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker, and The Nutcracker: Mariinsky 2012. Vote for your favorite throughout December -- Watch the winner December 22 8ET/5PT. #OvationNutcracker Since Tchaikovsky created The Nutcracker almost 125 years ago, it’s become a worldwide sensation. Battle of the nutcrackers is Ovation’s holiday present to the families of America, a playful twist on the holiday tradition. Now in its eighth year. TV SCHEDULE The Nutcracker (Youri Vámos; 2009) – Monday December 15th at 7AM ET Royal Opera House’s The Nutcracker (2012) – Tuesday December 16th at 7AM ET Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker - Wednesday December 17th at 7AM ET The Nutcracker: Mariinsky 2012 – Thursday December 18th at 7AM ET The winner airs - Monday December 22 at 8PM ET Show Official Site - http://www.ovationtv.com/battle-of-the-nutcrackers/ Like Ovation on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OvationTV Follow Ovation on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/ovationtv Ovation Official Site - http://www.ovationtv.com/ Follow us on twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/ovationtv
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Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)
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Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)

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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.
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La traviata - Brindisi aka The Drinking Song (The Royal Opera)
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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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¨Star Struck¨ - (Episode 1) - The Royal Opera House - (TV Documentary from the BBC) - 1996
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¨Star Struck¨ - (Episode 1) - The Royal Opera House - (TV Documentary from the BBC) - 1996

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

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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.
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How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes
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How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

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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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Adam: GISELLE (Royal Opera House)
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Adam: GISELLE (Royal Opera House)

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Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love. The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its White Act, with ghostly maidens drifting through the forest in spectacular patterns -- one of the most famous of any scenes for the corps de ballet. Giselle dances with lightness and fragility, giving the impression of floating through the mist. This is one of The Royal Ballet's most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet always fresh at each revival. This performance features former Bolshoi star and now Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova in a breath-taking interpretation of the title role. Giselle Natalia Osipova Albrecht Carlos Acosta Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Choreography Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot Conductor Boris Gruzin Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, January 2014 Available September 2014
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Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time from the Barbican
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Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time from the Barbican

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Three rare early works from the choreographer of Romeo and Juliet and Manon , starring dancers of The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Ballet Black. Featuring three of the choreographer's lesser-known early works – House of Birds, Laiderette and a pas de deux from Danses Concertantes – celebrating MacMillan's considerable legacy and mark 25 since his death. House of Birds is based on a macabre fairytale by the Brothers Grimm in which a witch ensnares young children and transforms them into birds; Laiderette explores themes of rejection and exclusion, which recurred in the choreographer's later works, and tells the story of a young member of a clown troupe who is abandoned by her admirer; and Danses Concertantes is a plotless work which blends jazz and carnival influences, set to a Stravinsky score. A former Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan's works are distinguished by their penetrating psychological insight and expressive use of classical language. He choreographed extensively for the Covent Garden-based Company, creating much-loved works including Romeo and Juliet, Gloria, Manon, Mayerling and Requiem.
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Manon – Act I, 'Bedroom' pas de deux (The Royal Ballet)
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Manon – Act I, 'Bedroom' pas de deux (The Royal Ballet)

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Marianela Nuñez as Manon and Federico Bonelli as Des Grieux Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece of modern ballet is revived this Season as part of continuing celebrations of MacMillan’s profound impact on British ballet, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.
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Creating Donna Anna's Dress for Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)
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Creating Donna Anna's Dress for Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera)

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Dye Technician, Marian Padina, and Assistant Head of Dye Shop, Parveen Banga, talk through the process of dying Donna Anna's dress for Don Giovanni. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/dongiovanni
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)

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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
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Royal Ballet Class in full - World Ballet Day 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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Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)
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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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An introduction to opera's voice types (The Royal Opera)
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An introduction to opera's voice types (The Royal Opera)

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A selection of singers share their skills from the lowest voice type to the highest, demonstrating the power of the bass, baritone, tenor, mezzo-soprano, countertenor and soprano voices.
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