Tchaikovsky and Martinů: Anastasia – Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

 

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An identity in crisis; a country in revolution. Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared – apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Known as ‘Anna Anderson’, she couldn’t remember her past and she was presumed to be an imposter. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world.

This performance is the part of 2016/17 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season!

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One of Kenneth MacMillan‘s first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna’s nightmare of memory and identity. To music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů, we follow the events leading to the murder of a family, and Anna’s confused dreams – or memories. A powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, this is a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.

Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and Bohuslav Martinů

Conductor: Simon Hewett

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan

Production Information:
Ballet in three acts
Running time: TBC
There will be one interval
Start time: 7.15pm GMT
Encore screening Sunday 6 November 2016, 2pm

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