Tag Archives: Royal Opera House

PLACIDO DOMINGO AND DARCEY BUSSELL LEAD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOUR DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD’S FOUNDATION

October 22, 2014

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Placido Domingo and Darcey Bussell join one of the UK's leading philanthropists, Dame Vivien Duffield

PLACIDO DOMINGO AND DARCEY BUSSELL LEAD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOUR DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD’S FOUNDATION At the Royal Opera House in London tonight the world-famous tenor, Plácido Domingo and former ballerina Darcey Bussell joined leading figures from across the arts in singing “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the Clore Duffield Foundation 50th birthday under its Chair, the leading philanthropist, […]

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The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows at The Vaudeville Theatre

September 12, 2014

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CMP, ACT PRODUCTIONS WILLIAM ARCHER FOR BOB & CO and CELIA ATKIN present the Royal Opera House production of  The Wind in the Willows Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett The Vaudeville Theatre  ALAN TITCHMARSH TO STAR AS NARRATOR IN OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, MAKING HIS WEST END DEBUT THE ROYAL OPERA […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014

July 18, 2014

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A Sweet Spell of Oblivion by David Dawson. Giulia Frosi and Edivaldo Souza Da Silva. Photograph by Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014 Last weekend The Royal Ballet School performed their annual matinee show on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, including the famously fantastic Grand Défilé.  

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training

July 11, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training We are pleased to announce an event bringing together the country’s leading dance schools in a collaboration at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre in March 2015, hosted by The Royal Ballet School. Spring Celebration: A showcase of British dance training, will […]

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years Today (1 July) Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years including its new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture. These plans include: A […]

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World-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett creates new work for The Royal Ballet School’s summer performances

June 11, 2014

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World-renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett creates new work for The Royal Ballet School’s summer performances     The School’s performances at the Royal Opera House will this year include an exclusive new piece created especially for the School by alumnus and Royal Ballet Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett Students will also perform Nureyev’s staging of Raymonda Act III, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet

May 29, 2014

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Lauren Fagone as The Fairy Godmother in Malcolm Burn’s Cinderella. Richmond Ballet 2014. All rights reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The thrill of a new adventure!  Every day offers the chance for growth and discovery!   …though the sweet smell of coffee brewing helps too! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS WORLD PREMIERES OF SIZZLING CUBAN DANCE DIRECT FROM HAVANA TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MAIN STAGE THIS SUMMER

April 24, 2014

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS CUBAN DANCE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE THIS SUMMER CUBANĺA 21 to 23 July   Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta curates and stars in Cubanía, an exciting mixed programme of vibrant Cuban dance inspired by his homeland this July at the Royal Opera House, with world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance accompanied by […]

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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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Royal Ballet & English National Ballet dancers in Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014

February 5, 2014

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Matthew Golding (c) Vladimir Cherenkov

Royal Ballet & English National Ballet dancers in Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 will be marked in Olympic Sochi with the performance of the principal dancers with the Royal Opera House and the English National Ballet. On February 8, 2014, the Olympic Sochi will welcome famous guests from […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One

November 5, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | Claudia Dean Picture the scene. You’re in the Corps de ballet. You receive an email informing you that you have been chosen to perform a Principal role.  Your first thought : this must have been sent to me by mistake, surely ? No mistake. For Royal Ballet Corps dancer […]

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The Royal Ballet | Watch two new releases via Digital Theatre

September 11, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Watch two new releases via Digital Theatre Digital Theatre is consolidating its place as a global arts platform through a major expansion of Digital Theatre Collections with the release of two ballet productions from the Royal Opera House. Recognising the performing arts as a great British export, Digital Theatre Collections brings the variety of content […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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The Spending Review | Further cuts for ballet companies

June 26, 2013

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The Spending Review | Further cuts for ballet companies Today The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made a statement in the House of Commons on the Spending Review and said, “Britain is moving out of intensive care and from rescue to recovery.” The Spending Review 2013 will set out how the government will spend tax-payers’ money between […]

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

June 3, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will […]

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OLIVIER AWARDS WITH MASTERCARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

April 29, 2013

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Marianela Nunez collects her Olivier Award 2013

OLIVIER AWARDS WITH MASTERCARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED The winners of the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, the 37th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, were announced tonight (28 April 2013) at a glamorous ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House in front of a packed audience of illustrious guests including award presenters Kim Cattrall, Tom Hiddleston, […]

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

April 26, 2013

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti. A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La Destinée will be the centrepiece of The Royal Ballet […]

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Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced

March 26, 2013

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Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced The nominations for the Olivier Awards with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – were announced today Dance nominations are split between The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells, BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION Aeternum by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by […]

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