Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sizzling Beauty and the Beast


  Beauty and the Beast: Ballet performed by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with music by Glenn Buhr, Choreography by David Bintley, Designs by Philip Prowse and Lighting by Mark Jonathan, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Paul Murphy (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 28. 9. 2011 (GR). Read more

Ever-youthful Sylvie Guillem dances with fluency and emotional awareness


  Sylvie Guillem, 6000 miles away: Sylvie Guillem and dancers in choreography by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián and Mats Ek. Sadler’s Wells, London, 22.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (12) – Successful collaboration between Scottish Ballet and the RSNO


 Scottish Ballet’s  Mozart, Reich, Mahler: Katarina Karnéus (mezzo), Peter Wedd (tenor), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sian Edwards (conductor). Playhouse, 26.8.2011 (SRT)

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The Mariinsky Ballet at London’s Royal Opera House


  Mariinsky Ballet (50th Anniversary Season) – Scotch Symphony, In the Night, Ballet Imperial : Dancers and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Conductor: Boris Gruzin. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 4.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

ENB’s farewell tribute to the legendary Roland Petit


Roland Petit’s Carmen with Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and L’Arlésienne : Dancers and orchestra of English National Ballet. Conductor: Benjamin Pope. London Coliseum, London, 21.7.2011. (JPr) Read more

Orff and Rossini in Birmingham Royal Ballet Double Bill



Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rossini’s Allegri diversi: Ballet Double Bill to choreography of David Bintley performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet, featuring Principal Dancers – Victoria Marr, Ambra Vallo, Nao Sakuma, Jamie Bond, Iain Mackay and Alexander Campbell, together with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Paul Murphy (Conductor) plus singers and soloists from Ex Cathedra under Jeffrey Skidmore (Artistic Director) Birmingham Hippodrome, 22. 6. 2011 (GR) Read more

Intimate and enchanting Coppélia opens Birmingham Royal Ballet’s summer season


Delibes,Coppélia: Dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Koen Kessels (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 14 6.2011 (GR) Read more

Fascinating Poulenc and refreshing Stravinsky in Royal Ballet’s triple bill.


Stravinsky and Poulenc: Thomas Trotter (organ), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet, Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 28.5.2011 (MB) Read more

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