Dante on demand at ROH

Published: 8 December 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Fumi Kaneko and Edward Watson in Wayne McGregor's The Dante Project Credit: Cheryl Mann
Natalia Osipova as Giselle in Giselle Credit: Bill Cooper

Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor’s new work The Dante Project will be available to stream via the Royal Opera House's online service from 20 December, following The Royal Ballet’s Giselle, on-demand from 3 December.

The Dante Project features a score by composer-conductor Thomas Adès, designs by artist Tacita Dean, lighting design by Lucy Carter and Simon Bennison and dramaturgy by Uzma Hameed. The three-act ballet, inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, received its world première at the Royal Opera House in October, and is McGregor’s first full-length ballet since Woolf Works (2015).

The first, Peter Wright’s production of Giselle went online from 3 December, danced by a cast that includes Principal Yasmine Naghdi in the title role, Principal Matthew Ball as Albrecht and Principal Marianela Nuñez as Myrtha.