2 July 2018 at 4.51pm | 33 Comments
Principal dancers performing will be Federico Bonelli, Ryoichi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Yasmine Naghdi, Marianela Nuñez, Akane Takada and Vadim Muntagirov. Spanish Company members performing during the residency include Itziar Mendizabal and David Yudes. Steven McRae, Lauren Cuthbertson and Natalia Osipova have withdrawn due to injury.
This is the first time the Company have performed in the city since 1997, when they performed Anthony Dowell's production of The Sleeping Beauty.
Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, said: 'It’s an honour for us to be returning to the Teatro Real after over 20 years, presenting this hugely exciting new production of Swan Lake. Everyone in the Company is very much looking forward to performing in Madrid, and I'm thrilled to be able to share this production with Spanish audiences after it receives its premiere in London in May.’
Casting for Odette/Odile, Prince Siegfried:
- 18, 22 July: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov
- 19 July: Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball (Natalia Osipova has withdrawn due to injury)
- 20 July: Sarah Lamb, Ryoichi Hirano
- 21 July, 5pm: Akane Takada, William Bracewell (Steven McRae has withdrawn due to injury)
- 21 July, 10pm: Yasmine Naghdi, Federico Bonelli (Lauren Cuthbertson has withdrawn due to injury)