The internationally renowned Moscow-based ballet company, Bolshoi Ballet is to mark the 50th anniversary since their first appearance at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden with a series of performances of Ballet in London this summer.
Founded in 1776 the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in the world. Despite its long-lasting existence, the ballet company only began to become internationally recognised in the early 1900s when Moscow became the capital of the Soviet Union.
As well as performing many of its all time classics, including ‘Swan Lake’, ‘La Bayadere’, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Jewels’, and the ‘Flames of Paris’, the Bolshoi Ballet will also perform a new piece of work by Alexei Ratmansky.
Swan Lake needs no introduction. A classic and an all time favourite of many a ballet lover, Swan Lake is one of the most famous of all ballet productions. This internationally celebrated ballet in London will be held at the Royal Opera House from July 29 – August 1, 2013.
La Bayadere is another ballet masterpiece of passion, betrayal and redemption and will be held at on the Opera House on 2- 3 August, 2013.
The Bolshoi Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty will be performed to the music of Tchaikovsky on 5 – 9 August. Jewels, Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds will take place on August 12 – 13 and will be the UK premier of the acclaimed new production of Balanchine’s Jewels, inspired by the brilliance and colour of gemstones.
The Flames of Paris is a new highly celebrated version of Vasily Vainonens’ ballet, which has never been shown before in the UK. ‘Pas de Deux’ will be performed on August 16 – 17 and will finally draw the curtain down for the Bolshoi Ballet’s 50th anniversary at the London Opera House.
If you are looking to witness some inspiring dance and classical music during a trip to London, then be sure to head to the Royal Opera House this summer.