Royal Ballet back on stage

Published: 26 September 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

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The Royal Ballet is returning to the stage for a special live-streamed celebration performance on Friday 9 October at 7:30PM, reuniting, after an absence of seven months, the full company with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Jonathan Lo in a collection of ballet highlights broadcast from Covent Garden.

Curated by Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare, Royal Ballet Principals Matthew Ball, Federico Bonelli, Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera, Vadim Muntagirov, Yasmine Naghdi, Marianela Nuñez, Natalia Osipova, Marcelino Sambé, Akane Takada and Edward Watson will perform with the full company.

The Royal Ballet: Back On Stage will include traditional and 20th century classics, pas de deux and ballet excerpts by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan and George Balanchine as well as work by Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, Cathy Marston, Hofesh Shechter and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

The event will be broadcast live via the Royal Opera House web site, priced at £16.00 per household, and will be available to watch on demand for 30 days.