ROH: Bernstein Celebration



The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres Yugen by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Corybantic Games by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon. McGregor sets his ballet to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Wheeldon to Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium). At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem.

Additional Info

  • No: A025504240000
  • Composer: Leonard Bernstein
  • Conductor: Koen Kessels, Barry Wordsworth
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Artists: Federico Bonelli, William Bracewell, Barry Wordsworth, Sarah Lamb, Matthew Ball, Lauren Cuthbertson, Royal Ballet
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 01:45:00
  • Director: Choreography: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • Producers: Royal Opera House
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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