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Rhapsody

Royal Ballet of London
RHAPSODY and
THE TWO PIEGEONS

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RUNNING TIME: 2:55 including two intermissions

This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff's RHAPSODY on a Theme of Paganini, using the music's dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton's romantic style. Created for Mikhail Baryshnikov, it is a celebration of the male virtuoso - though Ashton also endows the Principal female role with choreography of breathtaking clarity and speed.

The second half of the program features Ashton's delicate, deceptively comic THE TWO PIGEONS - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere. Not seen at the Royal Opera House since 1985, is a quintessential Ashton work. In his story of a wayward young man blind to the value of what is right in front him, Ashton explores the nature of love in one of his most charming, elegant and moving works.

 

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Royal Opera House
BORIS GODUNOV

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AN OPERA IN FOUR ACTS
SUNG IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
RUNNING TIME: 3:20 with one intermissions

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky’s historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. The originality of the composer’s vision of Pushkin’s play about Tsar Boris Godunov – who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 – was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874.

Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions.

Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel’s assumption of the title role – one of the most complex characters in opera – while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.


 


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Paris Opera
LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

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AN OPERA IN FOUR ACTS
SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
RUNNING TIME: 2:20 with one intermissions

For his return to the Paris Opera, Jonas Kaufmann gives an impassioned performance in the title role of La Damnation de Faust. In this new all-star production of Berlioz's ramatic legend, director and set designer Alvis Hermanis reimagines Faust's intellectual daring in the age of Stephen Hawking and the exploration of Mars.Joining Kaufmann in on this spectacular operatic advernure are Bryn Terfel as Mephistopheles and Sophie Koch as Marguerite.


Giselle

Royal Ballet of London
GISELLE

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RUNNING TIME: 2:39 including one intermission

GISELLE is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.

For the ballerina this is a role of two contrasting halves: in Act I she must appear naïve and artless, her dancing alive with an earthy enthusiasm; in Act II she transforms into light and air, her dancing so ethereal as to seem weightless.

In Peter Wright’s production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.


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LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

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RUNNING TIME: 2:50 including one intermissions

Katie Mitchell directs a new production of Donizetti’s opera starring Diana Damrau, an expert in the coloratura repertory, and American tenor Charles Castronovo.

Considered to be the pièce de resistance of composer Gaetano Donizetti and performed at the Royal Opera House for the first time in over a decade, this is a theatrical experience that will thrill opera fans everywhere.

In 17th century Scotland, the beautiful Lucia is secretly in love with Edgardo di Ravenswood, who her family cannot bear. Despite their objections, the lovers meet in the dead of night and exchange rings as a token of their love, vowing to marry as soon as they can. However, Lucia’s family have other plans, and force her into an engagement with Arturo – a man they consider more suitable. With deception rife, Lucia and Edgardo are manipulated at every turn, and soon their love is put to the ultimate test.