The Two Pigeons by Frederick Ashton, music by Rachmaninov and Messager

Natalia Osipova, Steven Mcrae, Lauren Cuthbertson, Vadim Muntagirov... – The Royal Ballet

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Sir Frederick Ashton — Choreographer, set designer
Natalia Stewart — Costume designer
Peter Teigen — Lighting designer
Christopher Carr — Stage director
Jacques Dupont — Designer
Natalia Osipova — Principal Dancer
Steven McRae — Principal Dancer
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Robert Clark — Pianist
Lauren Cuthbertson — The Young Girl
Vadim Muntagirov — The Young Man
Elizabeth McGorian — A Neighbor
Fumi Kaneko — A Gypsy Girl
Ryoichi Hirano — The Lover of the Gypsy Girl
Marcelino Sambé — A Gypsy Boy

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In 2015, the Royal Ballet celebrated its founding choreographer Frederick Ashton, performing two contrasting works he created for the company: Rhapsody, set to Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, and The Two Pigeons, set to music by André Messager. The paired choreographies were danced by a stellar cast led by Natalia Osipova, Steven McRae, Lauren Cuthbertson, and Vadim Muntagirov.

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Directed by:
Ross MacGibbon
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 2016
Production: © Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation