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Covent Garden, London. Official account of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Tag photos of your visit with #royaloperahouse
1k Posts
413k Followers
477 Following
Covent Garden, London. Official account of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Tag photos of your visit with #royaloperahouse
Today, @bhamroyalballet announced a brand new Director - a face many Royal Ballet fans will be very familiar with. @cacostaofficial takes up his appointment in 2020. He's pictured here at his final curtain call at the Royal Opera House in 2015. Kevin O'Hare said: 'I’m delighted that Carlos will take on the artistic leadership at Birmingham Royal Ballet. He has been an extraordinary source of inspiration to so many as a performer and now his distinctive charisma and vigour, combined with his humanity and passionate advocacy for dance, make this a very exciting appointment both for the city of Birmingham and for ballet audiences worldwide. It has been wonderful working with Carlos for so many years and I look forward to the close links this fosters between The Royal Ballet and our sister company'
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Show of hands The Royal Opera Chorus have their work cut out for them in this ambitious production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades (as do the backstage teams tasked with dressing them all quickly behind the scenes!) The men in the production are all dressed in Tchaikovsky costumes.
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Join the dots Ballet Dots, our new event for children looking to experience the world of ballet and dance, takes place regularly in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Keep an eye on our website to book a place for this or any of our other Front of House events.
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Wood you believe it The auditorium in the Linbury Theatre, made from American black walnut. The theatre opens with its first performances next week.
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High pointe of the week Today we're welcoming audiences to Ballet Studio Live, a live class and rehearsal in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. These events always prove extremely popular but keep an eye out for tickets on our website from 30 January at 9am.
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Great line-up The Royal Ballet makes its first appearance in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre with six world premieres: Aletta Collins creates a new work set to music by David Sawer, and Alexander Whitley uses music by Mica Levi. Goyo Montero makes his Royal Opera House debut with music by Owen Belton. Calvin Richardson makes his first work for the Linbury set to music by Anna Meredith, Kristen McNally creates new work to music by Samantha Fernando, and the programme is completed by a new work from Julian Nunes.
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Talent in Spades British mezzo-soprano Dame Felicity Palmer, pictured here in rehearsal, made her Royal Opera debut in the 1984-5 Season, and has been dazzling our audiences ever since. This Season, she's performing in The Royal Opera's The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera.
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Brew's company Grab a cuppa and join us for one of our Tea Dances, which we're delighted to be hosting once again in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Our next event is on 4 February, with regular dances throughout the year. (Tickets include complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits!) Photo @jamesbellorini
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