Posted on July 3, 2013
The full programme has been announced for Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from his career in celebration of his 40th birthday. Classical Selection will be at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4.
Casting and repertory for the London Coliseum performances has now been announced. Acosta (pictured) will be joined by colleagues from The Royal Ballet, where he is a principal guest artist. The line-up features Leanne Benjamin, Marianela Nuñez, Melissa Hamilton, Yuhui Choe, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Ricardo Cervera, Nehemiah Kish and Eric Underwood in a programme of extracts from works by Miguel Altunaga, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Mikhail Fokine, Kenneth MacMillan, Agrippina Vaganova and Christopher Wheeldon.
Paul Murphy will conduct the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, joined by the Pegasus Choir for extracts from MacMillan’s Gloria and Requiem.
Winter Dreams (ch: MacMillan) Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta
The Dying Swan (ch: Fokine) Melissa Hamilton
Rhapsody (ch: Ashton) Yuhui Choe, Ricardo Cervera
Scheherazade (ch: Fokine) Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta
Manon (ch: MacMillan) Leanne Benjamin, Nehemiah Kish
Diana and Actaeon (ch: Vaganova) Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta
Mayerling (ch: MacMillan) Carlos Acosta, Leanne Benjamin, Ricardo Cervera
Gloria (ch: MacMillan) Melissa Hamilton, Nehemiah Kish
Requiem (ch: MacMillan) Leanne Benjamin, Carlos Acosta
Rubies (ch: Balanchine) Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Ricardo Cervera
Apollo (ch: Balanchine) Marianela Nuñez, Carlos Acosta
Tryst (ch: Wheeldon) Eric Underwood, Melissa Hamilton
Memoria (ch: Altunaga) Carlos Acosta
Photograph: Angela Taylor