Tag Archives: Royal Ballet

Plums and turkeys: a musical voyage around 2016

Most people I know cannot wait to see the back of 2016. But in the year in which Brexit, Trump and the Grim Reaper were the big winners, I admit to having had a terrific twelve months. A whirl of … Continue reading

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Imperial grandeur: a sumptuous Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty **** The Royal Ballet, 21st December 2016 Based on Tchaikovsky’s most symphonic ballet score, The Sleeping Beauty is less a fairy tale and more the apex of Russian imperial style. It has a very special place nestled … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: still casting a Christmas spell

Along with chestnuts, turkey and Carols from King’s, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker. It has become a staple part of the festive season and one of the joys of any performance is in watching the excited reactions of children … Continue reading

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Making hay while the sun shines: glorious Fille opens Royal Ballet season

Hérold: La Fille mal gardée **** The Royal Ballet, 27th September 2016 With little fanfare, other than a cockerel crowing from the pit, the Royal Ballet crept to life for its new season. As rosy dawn fingered the horizon and … Continue reading

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Old wine, new bottles: vintage season unveiled at the ROH

Recently, I’ve enviously devoured new season announcements flooding in from various opera companies around the globe. Adding events to Bachtrack keeps me abreast of all the wonderful things in store. In February, the Opéra de Paris unveiled a seriously tempting … Continue reading

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