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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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Let it snow! Christmas arrives in Covent Garden with The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker **** The Royal Ballet, 8th December 2015 Midnight chimes. A sinister bass clarinet throbs, a harp glints and the strings begin their ascent. Gary Avis’ debonair Drosselmeyer flings glitter to the heavens and the Christmas tree magically … Continue reading

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