Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet ©2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Beauty Mixed Programme

26 June11 July 2021
The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals.
Main Stage
Ballet and dance
These works are performed together:
  • Anemoi
  • Divertissements
  • The Sleeping Beauty Act III

Ninety years ago Dame Ninette de Valois created what we know now as The Royal Ballet. Her vision for the Company and desire for her successors to venture forward as ‘adventurous traditionalists’ is reflected in this varied programme of classics and new work.

The programme opens with the world premiere of Anemoi by First Soloist Valentino Zucchetti who develops his ballet Scherzo created especially for the youngest members of the Company and streamed so successfully last autumn. Inspired by Greek mythology where Anemoi gods personify the winds, this uplifting creation ushers in brighter times with positive winds of change and the warm arrival of spring.

A selection of short works follows, by choreographers who have shaped The Royal Ballet’s history and pushed the boundaries of ballet today.

The programme is completed by The Sleeping Beauty Act III. De Valois presented a new production of the ballet for the reopening of the Royal Opera House 75 years ago in 1946, when the Company made its new home there after the war. The burst of colour and optimism in the final act of this revival, lovingly restaged by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, marks not only these two anniversaries for The Royal Ballet but also the ebullient mood of the Company’s return to the stage in 2021.

Approximate running times
Anemoi: 30 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Divertissements: 50 minutes
Interval: 25 minutes
The Sleeping Beauty Act III: 45 minutes

Due to socially-distanced seating we are only able to offer a limited number of single seats which have now sold out, but please look online for returns. All productions will be streamed on ROH Stream, and we look forward to being able to offer more seating options in the 2021/22 Season. We apologise for any inconvenience.


There will be a livestream of the performance on 9 July. Watch via ROH Stream.

Generous philanthropic support from

Julia and Hans Rausing


Generous philanthropic support from

Ricki Gail and Robert Conway

Streaming generously supported by

The Foyle Foundation

The 2020/21 Ballet Season is generously supported by

Aud Jebsen



Cast may vary depending on date. Go to dates and prices to view casting.



ChoreographyValentino Zucchetti

MusicSergey Rachmaninoff

Arranged and orchestrated byHans Vercauteren

DesignerJean-Marc Puissant

Lighting designerSimon Bennison


The Sleeping Beauty Act III

ChoreographyMarius Petipa

MusicPyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

ProductionMonica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois

Original designerOliver Messel

Additional designsPeter Farmer

Lighting designerMark Jonathan

Main Stage

There is no lift and step-free access to the auditorium for tickets that use doors 1D, 2D, 3E and 4E due to maintenance work. Wheelchair and companion seats are still available on level 6 (door 6F) and in the Stalls Circle. Step-free access to the left hand side of the auditorium is subject to delay due to only one lift being in operation.

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