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The Royal Ballet in cinemas

Posted on March 13, 2013


marquezmcraenutcrackerbillcooperThere will be five ballets in the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season, more than ever before.


The season, presented in association with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, opens with Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote on Wednesday, October 16.


On Monday, November 4, dancers from The Royal Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet will appear in the Royal Opera’s production of Verdi’s Les Vepres Siciliennes, with choreography by Johan Kobborg.


Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker will be screened on Thursday, December 12, followed by Wright’s production of Giselle on Monday, January 27.


Monica Mason and Christopher Newton’s production of The Sleeping Beauty will be screened on Wednesday, March 19.


On Monday, April 28, the company will screen a performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet, The Winter’s Tale.


Picture: Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae in The Nutcracker. Photograph: Bill Cooper, courtesy of the Royal Opera House



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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