The Royal Ballet | Edited Highlights January – May 2014
A chance to see Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding in role debuts at the Royal Opera House
Northern Ballet brings a mixed programme to the Linbury Studio Theatre
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov
22 February 1.30pm and 7pm / 26, 27 February at 7.30pm / 13**, 22 March at 1.30pm and 7.30pm / 15 March at 12.30pm / 19** , 21**, 25, 27, 28, 31 March at 7.30pm / 1, 5, 8, 9 April at 7.30pm
** Live cinema relay
On 21 March, the Amphitheatre is only available to members of the Student Standby Scheme
Production sponsored by Coutts
Generously supported in memory of Ellen Burkhardt with the additional philanthropic support from The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund
Original production (2006) made possible by The Linbury Trust
The Sleeping Beauty has been performed at many key moments in The Royal Ballet’s history. To coincide with the Company’s 75th Anniversary in the 2005/06 Season, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton created a new production, based on the Sergeyev / De Valois / Messel production which was first performed by the Company in 1946. Peter Farmer recreated and augmented Oliver Messel’s designs and Christopher Wheeldon choreographed a new ‘Garland Dance’ for this production.
In this classic ballet, Princess Aurora is cursed at her christening by the evil fairy Carabosse and is fated to die after pricking her finger on a spindle at her 16th birthday celebration. Through the intervention of the Lilac Fairy, the curse of death is changed to a long sleep, one from which Princess Aurora is awakened by the heroic Prince Florimund. The wedding celebrations in Act III include many divertissements for well-known fairy tale characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots.
Choreography Marius Petipa
Additional Choreography Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Production Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Designs Oliver Messel
Additional designs Peter Farmer
Lighting design Mark Jonathan
22 (mat) / 27 Feb / 15 (mat) March Cuthbertson, Pennefather
22 (eve) Feb / 13 (eve) / 19 March Lamb, McRae
26 Feb / 13 (mat) March Choe*, Hirano*
21 / 31 March Kobayashi, Bonelli
22 (mat) / 28 March / 1 April Nuñez, Soares
22 (eve) March / 8 April Marquez, Kish
25 March Takada*, Trzensimiech*
27 March / 5 /9 April Osipova*, Golding*
* Role debut
LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE
8, 9, May at 7.45pm / 10 May 2pm and 7pm
Northern Ballet present a programme of short works that includes pieces from both exciting home-grown talent and established European masters.
Kenneth Tindall is a premiere dancer with Northern Ballet and presents his second choreographic commission for the company, Luminous Junc•ture.
Hans van Manen‘s erotic Concertante brings the bill to a close. The warped, bittersweet soundworld of Frank Martin‘s Petite symphonie concertante is the inspiration for Van Manen’s potent work.