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The Prince of the Pagodas - Royal Opera House

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Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street

Seating Plan


(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.

The Prince of the Pagodas

The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden will soon be the home of “The Prince of the Pagodas”, a classic ballet from John Cranko that was re-imagined by Kenneth MacMillan in the late 1980s.

This wonderful ballet features a compelling narrative with the ruler of a kingdom deciding to split the land between his two daughters as he reaches old age. But this causes a huge problem as he gives Prince Épine a smaller share, fuelling her jealousy and making her turn her sister’s prince into a Salamander. Princess Rose enters the world of the Pagodas to find him and eventually confront her sister upon her return.

Kenneth McMillan was renowned as one of the top dancers and choreographers of his time. In addition to choreographing “The Prince of the Pagodas” in 1989 he was also behind the likes of “Mayerling” in 1978 and “Romeo and Juliet” in 1965. His work allowed him to become the director of the Royal Ballet in 1970 and as such he followed in the footsteps of greats like Frederick Ashton.

So in a year where “Salome” and “Otello” are among those set to appear as part of the Royal Opera, “The Prince of the Pagodas” appears as part of the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House from Saturday 2nd June 2012 to Friday 29th June 2012.

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 2nd June 2012
Booking Until: Friday, 29th June 2012
Evenings: 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Show Status: production_closed
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