Yasmine Naghdi and Ryoichi Hirano in Concerto, The Royal Ballet © 2019 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Concerto (2019)

26 March24 April 2021
This performance lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Online only
Ballet and dance

Created in 1966 for Berlin’s Deutsche Opera Ballet and set to Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.2 in F, this stunning ballet includes energetic corps de ballet sections as well as lyrical pas de deux that perfectly reflect the contrasting mood of the music. Bright, vivid designs by Jürgen Rose encapsulate the work’s warmth and energy and Concerto remains one of MacMillan’s most celebrated creations. This recording from 2019 features Royal Ballet First Soloists Anna Rose O’Sullivan, James Hay and Mayara Magri with Principals Yasmine Naghdi and Ryoichi Hirano.

The 2020/21 Ballet Season is generously supported by Aud Jebsen.

Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation.



ConductorPavel Sorokin

DancerAnna Rose O'Sullivan

DancerJames Hay

DancerYasmine Naghdi

DancerRyochi Hirano

Concert MasterVasko Vassilev


ChoreographyKenneth MacMillan

MusicDmitry Shostakovich

DesignerJürgen Rose

Lighting designerJohn B. Read


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