Mixed Programme-La Valse - Royal Opera House

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Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street

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(3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Mixed Programme-La Valse

The Royal Opera House will be welcoming audiences to a brand new mixed programme in 2010 as four shows come together for a spectacle that few ballets could match. Amongst the work will be the addition of productions choreographed by the renowned Sir Frederick Ashton, with music by Tchaikovsky and others also making an appearance. For fans of the Royal Ballet, it is certain to be a special occasion and one that will lead to some lasting memories. The mixed programme will feature “La Valse”, “New Brandstrup”, “Winter Dreams” in addition to “Theme and Variations”.

“La Valse” was originally composed by Maurice Ravel in the early 20th century and has been seen in various countries since its inception. The composer went on to be responsible for work such as “Boléro” and others, making a name for himself around the world, with compositions that have remained popular to this day. With the First World War at its core, “La Valse” reflects a period of European history that changed the landscape of the world. This edition features the choreography of Sir Frederick Ashton, the late choreographer who also devised new versions of “Cinderella” and “Sylvia”, which are also appearing at the Royal Opera House as part of the new season.

The “New Brandstrup” referred to above refers to a new piece of work from Kim Brandstrup, meaning that the mixed programme will feature a world premiere amongst the shows on offer. With a whole team of top talents working together to bring this piece together, it is something that audiences are likely to relish.

“Winter Dreams” features the music of Tchaikovsky at its core; the Russian composer responsible for a host of classic ballets, including the often-performed “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”. It will also feature some familiar characters from the work of another Russian talent in the form of Anton Chekhov and is likely to be a compelling production.

Finally, Tchaikovsky’s work can also be heard in “Themes and Variations” as the evening comes to a spectacular close, with a large and talented team arriving onstage and seeing the mixed programme off with style.

The Mixed Programme appears at the Royal Opera House from Friday 15th October 2010 to Saturday 30th October 2010.

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 15th October 2010
Booking Until: Saturday, 30th October 2010
Evenings: Various Times
Show Status: production_closed
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