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ballet Three Choreographies by Sir Frederick Ashton, music by Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet

Three Choreographies by Sir Frederick Ashton, music by Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt The Royal Ballet

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The great choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) did not just bear witness to decades of transformations, revolutions and innovations in ballet—he was one of the most prominent architects of the new landscape. Director of the Royal Ballet for almost forty years and choreographer of nearly a hundred ballets, he was an artist of vision and character, qualities that come through beautifully in this sumptuous triple program.

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Cast

  • Sir Frederick Ashton | Choreographer
  • The Dream:
  • David Walker | Set designer
  • John B. Read | Lighting designer
  • Anthony Dowell | Stage director
  • Christopher Carr | Stage director
  • Akane Takada | Titania
  • Steven McRae | Oberon
  • Ambrose Bartlett | Changeling Indian Boy
  • Valentino Zucchetti | Puck
  • Symphonic Variations:
  • Sophie Fedorovitch | Set designer
  • John B. Read | Lighting designer
  • Wendy Ellis Somes | Stage director
  • Malin Thoors | Stage director
  • Marianela Nuñez | Dancer
  • Vadim Muntagirov | Dancer
  • Yasmine Naghdi | Dancer
  • James Hay | Dancer
  • Yuhui Choe | Dancer
  • Tristan Dyer | Dancer
  • Marguerite and Armand:
  • Cecil Beaton | Set designer
  • John B. Read | Lighting designer
  • Grant Coyle | Stage director
  • Zenaida Yanowsky | Marguerite
  • Roberto Bolle | Armand
  • Christopher Saunders | Armand’s Father
  • Gary Avis | A Duke
  • Paul Stobart | Pianist (Symphonic Variations)
  • Robert Clark | Pianist (Marguerite and Armand)
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Vasko Vassilev | Concertmaster
  • Emmanuel Plasson | Conductor

Program

  • Sir Frederick Ashton / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / John Lanchbery, The Dream
  • Sir Frederick Ashton / César Franck, Symphonic Variations
  • Sir Frederick Ashton / Franz Liszt, Marguerite and Armand

Details

  • Production date: 2017
  • Duration: 2 h 00 min
  • Production: © Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation
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