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Articles tagged with "Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky"

Royal Opera House 2018/19 Season announced

20 March 2018

The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera's programme for the coming Season include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.

10 of opera’s greatest tenor roles

20 June 2017

Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.

George Balanchine's Jewels to be relayed live to cinemas on 11 April 2017

10 April 2017

The Royal Ballet's performance of this delightful three-act work will be broadcast from the Royal Opera House to cinemas around the world.

Ballet Essentials: George Balanchine’s Jewels

23 March 2017

Our quick introduction to this gorgeous three-act abstract ballet, inspired not only by gem stones but by the music of Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

Watch: Rehearsals for George Balanchine’s ballet Jewels

3 March 2017

Principals of The Royal Ballet rehearse Balanchine's sparkling abstract work.

How the Lilac Fairy tells a story through mime in The Sleeping Beauty

2 March 2017

Former Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and First Soloist Claire Calvert explore one of classical dance's most charming roles with Darcey Bussell.

The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty to be relayed live to cinemas on 28 February 2017

22 February 2017

This well loved ballet holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory, more than 70 years on from its premiere.

Painting with music: How Tchaikovsky used the orchestra to create unrivalled ballet scores

24 November 2016

The great Russian composer was a genius in orchestration, but he outdid himself with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

How St Petersburg has inspired writers and composers

2 November 2016

Russia’s second city has inspired numerous great ballets, operas, plays and works of literature.

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

21 October 2016

Our quick introduction to this tale of memory, identity and loss in the Russian Revolution, from the master of dramatic ballet.

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