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The Four Temperaments / Untouchable / Song of the Earth

Masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan frame a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter in The Royal Ballet's thrilling mixed programme.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of The Four Temperaments / Untouchable / Song of the Earth. It was last on stage 27 March—14 April 2015 as part of the Spring 2014/15 season.


Hofesh Shechter, winner of the 2008 Critics' Circle for Best Choreography (Modern), brings his charged, highly politicized choreography to the Royal Opera House for the first time, in a new work for The Royal Ballet.

George Balanchine's epoch-making Four Temperaments is as fresh, vibrant and modern today as it was at its 1946 premiere.

Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth is an astounding meditation on loss and renewal set to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.