Triple Ballet Bill ROH The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite & Armand

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This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, with music by Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck and Franz Liszt.

‘The Dream’ is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. ‘Symphonic Variations’ was Ashton’s first work after World War II, and one of the Company’s first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946.

With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding ‘Variations Symphoniques’, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. ‘Marguerite and Armand’ is Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi’s opera ‘La Traviata’.

Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963. Conductor - Emmanuel Plasson. Running time tba with 2 intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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