From the prestigious Royal Ballet at world-famous Covent Garden comes this Shakespearean adaptation by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, already considered a modern-day classic! Building on the success of his ballet version of Alice in Wonderland, Wheeldon brought the Bard to the ballet stage in 2014 to rapturous acclaim from critics and audiences alike, who praised its intelligent and emotionally potent story, told through exquisite dance.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret—and after a seemingly miraculous return to life—the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley, atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, and brilliant work from the soloists and the corps de ballet, Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet, “lighting up the stage like a shaft of sunlight” (The Independent, in a five-star review); “Christopher Wheeldon’s 2014 ballet is one of his finest, with complex storytelling and ecstatic dances.”
The Royal Ballet
Mariko Kida (Juliet), Anthony Lomulgo (Romeo), ...