Watch: Spring Season trailer
Our latest film stars dancers of The Royal Ballet and a Harris Hawk.
With the Spring Season not far off, we’ve released our Season film starring Leticia Stock, Elsa Godard and Rusty the Harris Hawk.
The film references Die Zauberflöte and La Bayadère, both of which return to the Royal Opera House in the coming Season.
David McVicar’s enchanting production of Die Zauberflöte opens the Season, a sophisticated fairytale brought to life on stage by McVicar’s fantastical staging. Mozart’s classic is followed by Nicholas Hytner’s magisterial production of Verdi’s Don Carlo, set in the political and religious turmoil of Renaissance France and Spain. The Spring Season also includes two new productions on the main stage: Rossini’s La donna del lago - a production by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames – and Richard Jones’s production of Britten’s Gloriana, which marks both 60 years since the opera’s premiere at Covent Garden and the centenary of Britten’s birth.
From the exoticism of 19th century India, to political intrigue in Austria, via the weird and wonderful world of Lewis Carroll, The Royal Ballet is staging three big narrative ballets in the Spring Season. Christopher Wheeldon’s magical Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens on 15 March, followed by Makarova’s La Bayadère. A tragic tale about the life of a temple dancer, Bayadère is famous for the mesmerizing Kingdom of Shades sequence. Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic Mayerling follows, opening on 19 April. Based on the life and suicide of the disturbed Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary, it is considered to be one of MacMillan’s most psychologically and choreographically rich ballets.
Keep an eye out for an upcoming look behind the scenes on the shoot of this film.
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