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The Bolshoi Ballet returns to Covent Garden for summer 2013

The Moscow-based company brings a mix of classics and new work.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

28 January 2013 at 5.38pm | 8 Comments

The Bolshoi Ballet is to return to the Royal Opera House in the summer of 2013, performing seven works (four full-length, and three one-act ballets) between 29 July and 17 August.

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.

This article has 8 comments

  1. Pablo responded on 29 January 2013 at 12:42pm Reply

    On it like vomit. Tickets for all of them. Just you try and stop me, booking system!

  2. Can't wait to book!

  3. Merkuriev fan! responded on 23 February 2013 at 3:44pm Reply

    When will the castings be available? My partner and I would like to go to all 5 productions but find we are limited to 9 tickets in total - why?

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 23 February 2013 at 6:46pm

      We have not yet received castings and will share as soon as possible.

      Ticket limits are in place to ensure that as many people as possible are able to see the company.

  4. Maggie Fleming responded on 30 March 2013 at 5:05pm Reply

    Are castings available yet please? i saw Natalia Osipovavin New York last year and really want to see her in London!

  5. Michael Place responded on 12 April 2013 at 8:48am Reply

    Please could you inform me of dates that The Bolshoi Ballet will be shown live in Cinemas

    On stage Royal Opera House

    29th July to 17 August

    Thank you MIchael PLace

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 13 April 2013 at 11:22pm

      Dear Mr Place

      The Bolshoi performances at the Royal Opera House will not be relayed to cinemas.

      Best wishes


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