Steven McRae as Oberon from The Royal Ballet in The Royal Ballet revival production of The Dream (1986), choreographed by Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) to music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) and arranged by John Lanchbery (1923-2003), with set and costume designs by David Walker (1934-2008) and lighting design byJohn B Read, performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 1 February 2012.

Steven McRae as Oberon from The Royal Ballet in The Royal Ballet revival production of The Dream (1986), choreographed by Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) to music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) and arranged by John Lanchbery (1923-2003), with set and costume designs by David Walker (1934-2008) and lighting design byJohn B Read, performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 1 February 2012.


THE DREAM, SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS, MARGUERITE AND ARMAND

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2017

Live 7.15pm
Three Ballets
Running time: TBC (including 2 intervals)

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variationswas 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.

Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck, Franz Liszt
Conductor Emmanuel Plasson

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Tickets £18 full / £12.50 under 15s
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