|Wed 6 Nov||19:30||Book||(Auditorium)|
Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III.
A programme of three glorious ballets with music by Shostakovich, Elgar and Glazanov and choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ahston and Rudolf Nureyev.
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s ‘Raymonda Act III’ is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s ‘Enigma Variations’ is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. ‘Concerto’, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan (Concerto), Frederick Ahston (Enigma Variations), Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa (Raymond Act III); Music Dmitry Shostakovich (Concerto), Edward Elgar (Enigma Variations), Alexander Glazunov (Raymond Act III). Recorded live 5 Dec. 180m approx including 2 intervals.
Wed 6 Dec 19:30 (Delayed live)
Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15)