NEW! English National Ballet at the London Coliseum 13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019

14/11/2018

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English National Ballet
Nutcracker … Swan Lake … Manon

London Coliseum
13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
www.ballet.org.uk  

This Winter, English National Ballet presents three critically acclaimed productions, NutcrackerSwan Lake and Manon, at the London Coliseum. The company today announces Principal Casting for performances of Nutcracker and Manon, and, an additional performance of Manon.

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: ‘I’m thrilled that we’re able to give our London audiences as many chances as possible to see this wonderful production by putting on an additional performance. It’s also a great opportunity for them to experience the remarkable talent shining across the whole Company, who have all really enjoyed bringing Manon to life.’

English National Ballet presents Manon, and also Swan Lake, at the London Coliseum in January 2019 following performances of both productions on tour in the UK this Autumn.

Famous for its dramatic, challenging and expressive choreography, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon features some of the most demanding and fulfilling roles in ballet. Manon is accompanied by Jules Massenet’s haunting music performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

English National Ballet’s hugely successful production of the timeless classic, Swan Lake, choreographed by Derek Deane with music performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic, will bring some of the most iconic scenes in ballet, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, to London audiences once again.

Continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns this festive season, following sold out performances in 2016 and 2017. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Principal Casting

Nutcracker (in the order of Clara, Nephew, Nutcracker) 

Thursday 13 December
Rina Kanehara, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Friday 14 December (mat)
Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Daniel McCormick*

Friday 14 December
Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta

Saturday 15 December (mat)
Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse

Saturday 15 December
Shiori Kase, Francesco Gabriele Frola*, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Sunday 16 December (mat)
Fernanda Oliveira, James Forbat, Daniel McCormick

Tuesday 18 December (mat)
Begoña Cao, Aitor Arrieta, Junor Souza

Tuesday 18 December
Alina Cojocaru, Francesco Gabriele Frola, James Forbat

Wednesday 19 December (mat)
Katja Khaniukova, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse

Wednesday 19 December
Rina Kanehara, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Thursday 20 December (mat)
Begoña Cao, Aitor Arrieta, Junor Souza

Thursday 20 December
Shiori Kase, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Daniel McCormick

Friday 21 December (mat)
Francesca Velicu, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse

Friday 21 December
Jurgita Dronina, Joseph Caley, Skyler Martin

Saturday 22 December (mat)
Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta

Saturday 22 December
Alina Cojocaru, Francesco Gabriele Frola, James Forbat

Sunday 23 December (mat)
Jurgita Dronina, Joseph Caley, Skyler Martin

Wednesday 26 December (5pm)
Shiori Kase, Francesco Gabriele Frola, Daniel McCormick

Thursday 27 December
Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernández, Aitor Arrieta

Friday 28 December
Alina Cojocaru, Francesco Gabriele Frola, James Forbat

Saturday 29 December (mat)
Rina Kanehara, Jeffrey Cirio, Fernando Carratalá Coloma

Saturday 29 December
Jurgita Dronina, Joseph Caley, Skyler Martin

Sunday 30 December (mat)
Francesca Velicu, Ken Saruhashi, Erik Woolhouse

Manon (in the order of Manon and Des Grieux)

Wednesday 16 January
Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley

Thursday 17 January (mat)
Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández

Thursday 17 January
Begoña Cao and Aitor Arrieta

Friday 18 January (mat)
Emma Hawes and Rupert Pennefather

Friday 18 January
Erina Takahashi and Jeffrey Cirio

Saturday 19 January (mat)
Alison McWhinney and Francesco Gabriele Frola

Saturday 19 January
Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández

Sunday 20 January (mat)
Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley

*Debut in role

Casting for Swan Lake to be announced in due course.

Casting is subject to change. Please see www.ballet.org.uk for up-to-date casting. 

Nutcracker
London Coliseum

Thursday 13 December – Sunday 30 December 2018

Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/nutcracker

Swan Lake
London Coliseum

Thursday 03 January – Sunday 13 January 2019

Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/swanlake

Manon
London Coliseum

Wednesday 16 January – Sunday 20 January 2019

Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/manon

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