ROH: Ashton Triple

A scene from The Dream, Symphonic Variations and Marguerite and Armand from The Ashton Triple Bill by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House
(Opening 02-06-17)
©Tristram Kenton 06-17
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Ashton was Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. His works define the English style of ballet – characterized most notably by precise, fleet footwork, sensuous épaulement (the way the shoulders are held) and gorgeous line of delicate simplicity. His many works for the Company are arguably ist greatest legacy. The Royal Ballet celebrates this heritage through a mixed programme of three of Ashton’s most loved – and most characteristic – works. The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations (1946) is Ashton’s first masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand (1963), inspired by the celebrated dance partnership between Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty. PROGRAM The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite and Armand Frederick

Additional Info

  • No: A025503910000
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Artists: Akane Takada, Steven McRae, Marianela Nuñez, Roberto Bolle, Zenaida Yanowsky, Vadim Muntagirov, Royal Ballet
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 01:50:00
  • Director: Choreography by Frederick Ashton
  • Producers: Royal Opera House
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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