The Bolshoi Ballet returns to Covent Garden this summer
The Moscow-based company brings a mix of classics and new work.
2013 marks the 50th year of the Moscow-based company performing at Covent Garden and ballets to be performed include classic works as well as a new piece byAlexei Ratmansky.
The Bolshoi’s season opens with Yuri Grigorovich’s production of Swan Lake before another chance to see Petipa’s La Bayadère (The Royal Ballet’s production is on stage in April). The Sleeping Beauty, also choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, rounds off a classical trio.
A mixed programme featuring the UK premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and George Balanchine’s Jewels also comes to the stage. Hotly anticipated is Alexei Ratmansky’s The Flames of Paris, featuring one of the most exciting pas de deux in the repertory. This UK premiere follows the choreographer’s debut work for The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, which opens on 22 February.
Which work during the Bolshoi’s season are you most excited about and why?
Friends booking for the Bolshoi season opens 12 March . General booking opens 9 April 2013.