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Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III

Author: Opus Arte

A triple bill of heritage works from three of The Royal Ballet’s most cherished choreographers.

  • Vadim Muntagirov in Raymonda Act III | Copyright: © Tristram Kenton

    Vadim Muntagirov in Raymonda Act III © Tristram Kenton

  • Concerto | Copyright: © Tristram Kenton

    Concerto © Tristram Kenton

  • Paul Kay in Enigma Variations | Copyright: © Tristram Kenton

    Paul Kay in Enigma Variations © Tristram Kenton

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarised in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while
Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of the
company’s heritage.

“A sunlit and sparkling triple bill with a touch of autumnal warmth”. (The Independent ★★★★)

“The Royal Ballet is at the top of its game in a new triple bill of MacMillan, Ashton and a pinch of Petipa...” (The Guardian ★★★★)

Genre Ballet
Recording location The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Rudolf Nureyev
Dance Company The Royal Ballet
Orchestra / Band Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Light Design John B Read
Duration 110 minutes
Audio format LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (DVD) /LPCM 2.0 + Surround 5.1 DTS Master Audio (Blu-ray)

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