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Watch: Spring Season trailer

Our latest film stars dancers of The Royal Ballet and a Harris Hawk.

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

22 December 2012 at 1.21pm | 1 Comment

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 BayadèreA tragic tale about the life of a temple dancer, Bayadère is famous for the mesmerizing Kingdom of Shades sequence. Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic Mayerling followsopening on 19 AprilBased 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.

What do you think of the film?

Find out more about the Spring Season.

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

22 December 2012 at 1.21pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged Elsa Godard, Film, Leticia Stock, Production, season, spring season, trailer

This article has 1 comment

  1. PHIL Hankinson responded on 28 December 2012 at 8:32pm Reply

    Was left a little puzzled by the references to eagles,long grasses etc... All a bit disjointed in my opinion. Not designed to make the art form accessible. The built in elitism of this video confirms my worst impressions of the ROH.

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