Some performances are presented cabaret-style with The Edge Bar open throughout. Tickets are now on sale via online booking atTicketsource.co.uk/edgeartscentre or via our telephone box office number on 0844 8700 887 (a lo-call rate number, 5p per minute). Customers are advised that a booking fee will be incurred when booking online and a further additional fee of £1.50 for using the telephone box office service.
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Music: Mendelssohn / Franck / Liszt
This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Dream is Ashton’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion.
Symphonic Variations was Ashton’s first work after World War II, and one of the Company’s first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six
dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck’s brooding
Variations symphoniques, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton’s beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi’s opera La traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.
“The hottest conductor on the planet” New York Times
John Adams City Noir
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor
‘From the New World’
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona’s rapturous love duet and Desdemona’s poignant ‘Willow Song’. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.
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Music full of contrasts: folk viewed through a rock lens, classic rock with celtic goggles on, original material full of lyrical lines and infectious driving rhythms. It’s evident from watching Whalebone’s exuberant performances that their music is hugely enjoyable to play as well as to listen to. These are skilled musicians who are in deadly earnest about their craft, but having an enormous amount of fun at the same time.