The Royal Ballet Edited Highlights | January – May 2014

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



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




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.

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