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RB reviews - Romeo and Juliet
RB reviews - Frankenstein
National Dance Awards 2018
RB reviews - Don Quixote
RB reviews - New Works New Music
Ricardo Cervera to join the RBS teaching staff
RB Summer season casting
RB reviews - Asphodel Meadows, The Two Pigeons
Carlos Acosta is new Director of BRB
RB reviews - Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams, The Concert
RB reviews - The Nutcracker
Critics' Circle Dance Awards nominees 2018
RB reviews - The Unknown Soldier triple bill
RB reviews - La Bayadère
RB Spring season casting
RB reviews - Mayerling
RB Winter season casting
RBS Opera House performance, July 2018

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May 19, 2019
The Royal Ballet's Summer Tour 2019

Tokyo
June 21-30
Don Quixote
June 21 Nuñez, Muntagirov
June 22m Naghdi, Campbell
June 22, 23m Cuthbertson, Ball
June 25 tba
June 26 Osipova, Muntagirov

Gala
June 28, 29 Symphony in C; A tribute to Margot Fonteyn; three pas de deux from Manon; pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Winter Dreams; repertoire from Frederick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett
Symphony in C casting
June 29 Cuthbertson, Nuñez, tba, Naghdi, Muntagirov, Hirano, Campbell, Zucchetti
June 30 Osipova, Lamb, Choe, Hayward, tba, Clarke, Sambé, Acri

Los Angeles July 5-13
Mayerling
July 5 Hirano, Osipova, Lamb, McNally, Hayward, Nuñez, Campbell, Saunders, Avis
July 6 Ball, Lamb, Morera, Mendizabal, Hinkis, Magri, Hay, Avis, Kish
July 7 Soares, Cuthbertson, Mendizabal, Turk, O’Sullivan, Calvert, Kay, Marriott, Avis

Adès & McGregor
A dance collaboration between The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor
July 12, 13 In Seven Days, The Dante Project (Inferno), Outlier

May 14, 2019
Royal Ballet schedule for the 2019/2020 season
10 RB main stage programmes (134 performances)
m = matinée † = live cinema relay

Manon (MacMillan) x14 performances, October 2, 3, 5m, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19m, 19, 23, 29, 31; November 6

Cross Currents (Cunningham) / Monotones II (Ashton) / NEW Pam Tanowitz x4 (Linbury Theatre), October 10 (x2), 11 (x2)

Concerto (MacMillan) / Raymonda Act III (Petipa/Nureyev) / Enigma Variations (Ashton) x10, October 22, 25, 26, 28; November 2m, 5†; December 18m, 18, 20m, 20

The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa) x23, November 7, 9m, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23; December 2, 5m, 5, 7m, 7, 11, 12, 14m, 14; January 9, 11, 15, 16†

Coppélia (Ivanov/Cecchetti/de Valois) x17, November 28, 29; December 4, 10†; 23m, 23, 28m, 28, 30m, 30, 31m, 31; January 2, 3, 4m, 4, 7

Onegin (Cranko) x12, January 18m, 18, 21, 24; February 7, 8, 12, 21, 22, 24, 27, 29

NEW Cathy Marston / NEW Liam Scarlett x6, February 17, 18, 25†, 28; March 2, 4

Swan Lake (Petipa/Ivanov/Scarlett) x25, March 5, 6m, 10, 11, 12, 18, 20, 22m, 25, 26, 28m (Welcome Performance), 28, 31m (Schools’ Matinée), 31; April 1†, 8, 13m, 13, 15, 22, 28; May 1, 9, 16m, 16

International Draft Works x5 (Linbury Theatre), March 19, 20, 21, 23, 24

Live Fire Exercise (McGregor) / TBA / Corybantic Games (Wheeldon) x6, April 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 20

The Dante Project (NEW McGregor) x10, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 23, 26, 28†, 30; June 1

Heritage (includes works by Ashton, MacMillan) May 14-19 (Linbury Theatre), a collaboration with BRB and other companies, details tba

Tombeaux (Bintley) / Preludes (Ratmansky) / Symphonic Dances (Scarlett) x7, June 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13m

Royal Ballet School Summer Performance, July 11

Public Booking Dates
Autumn: Aug 7, 2019 / Winter: Oct 24 / Spring: Jan 29, 2020 / Summer: Apr 15

ROH press release 14/5/19

May 13, 2019
Funeral of Ann Stroyan (née Waterfield)
Ann Stroyan died aged 89 on April 18. She was an ‘Old Elm’ and retained her link with Elmhurst school, later serving on the Board. In early days she danced with the Vic Wells Ballet. Her funeral is at 2.30pm on Thursday May 23rd at St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, West Tytherley, Salisbury, Hants SP5 1JY.

May 9, 2019
RB reviews: Within the Golden Hour, Medusa, Flight Pattern May 2019
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Mark Monahan, Daily Telegraph
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
Roslyn Sulcas, The Observer
Debra Craine, The Times
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Laura Freeman, The Spectator
Anna Winter, The Stage
Louise Levene, Financial Times
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Graham Watts, Bachtrack
Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk
G.J. Dowler, Classical Source
Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

Golden
Sarah Lamb & Alexander Campbell in Within the Golden Hour
Photo ©ROH/Tristram Kenton 2019


Photos: Tristram Kenton, Within the Golden Hour in the studio, ROH flickr / on stage, ROH flickr
  Tristram Kenton, Medusa in the studio ROH flickr / Medusa on stage, ROH flickr
  Alastair Muir, Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern
  Foteini Christofilpoulou, DanceTabs
Videos: Insight evening, Medusa rehearsal, ROH YouTube
  Christopher Wheeldon and Jasper Conran on Within the Golden Hour, ROH YouTube
  Crystal Pite on Flight Pattern, ROH YouTube
Interviews/features: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, by Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times
  Olivia Pomp discusses her costumes for Medusa, by Alison Lowe, Vogue
Audio interview: Crystal Pite talks about Flight Pattern, BBC Sounds (2017)

March 27, 2019
RB reviews: Romeo and Juliet March - June 2019
(Cuthbertson/Ball cast unless otherwise stated)
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
Sarah Crompton, The Observer
Debra Craine, The Times
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Neil Norman, The Stage
Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper
Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
Louise Levene, Financial Times
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle
Hannah Foulds, Londonist
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard (Takada/Hirano)
Laura Freeman, The Spectator
Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
Michelle Potter, … on dancing (Lamb, Muntagirov)

Romeo
Lauren Cuthbertson & Matthew Ball in the moonlight. Photo ©ROH/Helen Maybanks 2019

Photos
: Helen Maybanks, on stage, ROH flickr / in the studio, ROH flickr
Alice Pennefather, The Ballet Bag
Video: Romeo and Juliet Insight Evening, ROH YouTube

March 6, 2019
RB reviews: Frankenstein March 2019
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Debra Craine, The Times
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Louise Levene, Financial Times
Graham Watts, Bachtrack
Anna Winter, The Stage
Rachel Nouchi, British Theatre Guide
Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

FrankensteinThe animation. Photo ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2016

Photos: Andrej Uspenski, ROH flickr

February 19, 2019
Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2018
The results of the 2018 Dance Awards were announced at a ceremony at London's Barbican on February 18:

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION  Lucy Carter
 (Lighting Designer)
BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY  Crystal Pite for The Statement for Nederlands Dans Theater 1
OUTSTANDING MALE CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE [sponsored by the London Ballet Circle]  José Alves in The Suit for Ballet Black 
OUTSTANDING FEMALE MODERN PERFORMANCE [sponsored by DWFM Beckman] Rocío Molina in Caída del Cielo for Cía Rocío Molina/Dance Umbrella 
OUTSTANDING FEMALE CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE [sponsored by Lee McLernon]  Alina Cojocaru as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty for English National Ballet 
OUTSTANDING MALE MODERN PERFORMANCE [sponsored by the Critics’ Circle]  Akram Khan in XENOS for Akram Khan Company 
BEST CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY [sponsored by the Ballet Association]  Cathy Marston for The Suit for Ballet Black 
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD [sponsored by The L&M Trust]  Precious Adams (First Artist, English National Ballet)
BEST INDEPENDENT COMPANY [sponsored by DWFM Beckman]  Russell Maliphant Company  
STEF STEFANOU AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMPANY  Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan   
DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCER  Vadim Muntagirov    
TENDU AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE DANCER  Marianela Nuñez   
DE VALOIS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT  Mark Baldwin OBE

Critics' Circle website

February 17, 2019
RB reviews: Don Quixote February 2019
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack
Debra Craine, The Times
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Louise Levene, Financial Times
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Rachel Ward, The Telegraph
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Sarah Crompton, The Observer
Laura Freeman, The Spectator
Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
Anna Winter, The Stage
Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle
Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut
G.J. Dowler, Classical Source

Don Q
Marianela Nuñez & Vadim Muntagirov in Don Quixote Act II. Photo ©ROH/Andrej Uspenski 2019

Photos: Andrej Uspenski, Don Quixote in rehearsal, ROH flickr; and on stage, ROH flickr
Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

Video: Don Quixote insight event, ROH YouTube

February 7, 2019
RB reviews: New Work New Music February 2019, Linbury Theatre
(Kristen McNally & Samantha Fernando Based on 'A' true story / Alexander Whitley & Mica Levi Uncanny Valley / Goyo Montero & Owen Belton Cirucular Ruins / Calvin Richardson & Anna Meredith Something Borrowed / Juliano Nunes & Luke Howard Two Sides of / Aletta Collins & David Sawer Blue Moon)

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Debra Craine, The Times
David Dougill, The Sunday Times
Louise Levene, Financial Times
The Guardian, Lyndsey Winship
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Photos: In rehearsal, Alice Pennefather, ROH flickr / On stage, Alice Pennefather, ROH flickr

January 29, 2019
Ricardo Cervera is to join the Royal Ballet School teaching staff

From the RBS website news:

We are excited to announce that Ricardo Cervera, a Ballet Master of The Royal Ballet, will join our teaching staff in the new academic year.

In his new role at The Royal Ballet School, Cervera will teach Upper School men classical ballet, pas de deux, and repertoire, including key works from The Royal Ballet.

Christopher Powney, Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet School, said: ‘This is exciting news for the School and we look forward to welcoming Ricardo to the team. He will be a truly inspiring teacher to our students, drawing on his remarkable career as a world-class dancer and Ballet Master. The students will benefit enormously from his expertise and experience working at the highest level.’

The former First Soloist of The Royal Ballet moved to England aged 16 to train at The Royal Ballet School. He joined The Royal Ballet in 1993, became First Artist in 1996, Soloist in 1999 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2002.

Cervera trained as a répétiteur on the Frederick Ashton Foundation’s mentoring scheme and became an Assistant Ballet Master in 2014. He retired as a dancer in 2015 and went on to become a Ballet Master in 2016. He has also taught ballet nationally and internationally throughout his career.

As a dancer, Cervera performed roles such as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Lescaut in Manon, Hans-Peter in The Nutcracker, and Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale. He also created a number of roles for the Company, including Miles (The Turn of the Screw) and roles in Mr Worldly Wise, Room of Cooks, Tryst, Three Songs – Two Voices, Electric Counterpoint, Infra, Live Fire Exercise and 24 Preludes.

Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, said: ‘Ricardo’s contribution to The Royal Ballet has been immense. He has been a wonderful member of our artistic team and, although we will miss him, we are delighted that his keen skills as a Ballet Master and deep knowledge of the Royal repertory will become an invaluable asset for training the next generation of dancers at the School.’

January 22, 2019
RB 2019/2019 Summer season casting
(m = matinée)

The Firebird / Symphony in C / A Month in the Country June 4-14, 2019 x6
The Firebird
June 4, 12 (Naghdi, Watson, Arestis, Avis)
June 5, 14 (Mendizabal, Kish, Calvert, Saunders)
June 7m, 13 (Heap, Hirano, Crawford, Marriott)

Symphony in C
June 4 (Osipova, Lamb, Takada, Hayward, McRae, Clarke, Campbell, Hay)
June 5 (Cuthbertson, Nuñez, Takada, Naghdi, Muntagirov, Hirano, Campbell, Zucchetti)
June 7m (Kaneko, Nuñez, Choe, Naghdi, Ball, Hirano, Sambé, Zucchetti)
June 12 (Kaneko, Lamb, Choe, Hayward, Ball, Clarke, Sambé, Hay)
June 13 (Cuthbertson, Lamb, Choe, Hayward, Muntagirov, Clarke, Sambé, Hay)
June 14 (Kaneko, Nuñez, Takada, Naghdi, Ball, Hirano, Campbell, Zucchetti)

A Month in the Country
June 4, 13 (Nuñez, Bracewell)
June 5, 7m (Osipova, Hallberg)
June 12, 14 (Cuthbertson, Muntagirov)

Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration June 8
The Firebird and other works, details tba

‡ Casting may change so please check on the ROH website

January 21, 2019
RB reviews: Asphodel Meadows, The Two Pigeons, January 2019
Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs
Debra Craine, The Times
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
Louise Levene, Financial Times
Graham Watts, Bachtrack
Neil Norman, The Stage
Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut
G.J. Dowler, Classical Source
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Asphodel
Meghan Grace Hinkis & Luca Acri in Asphodel Meadows. Photo ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2019

…and: The Cunning Little Vixen (The Royal Ballet School), The Two Pigeons, February 2019
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
Sara Veale, Fjord Review

Photos: Bill Cooper, Asphodel Meadows on stage, ROH flickr, and in rehearsal ROH flickr; The Two Pigeons, ROH flickr
Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs
The Cunning Little Vixen, Tristram Kenton, ROH flickr

January 15, 2019
Carlos Acosta appointed as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet
Press release from BRB:

Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce that internationally renowned Carlos Acosta CBE has been appointed as its new Director. He will take up his appointment in January 2020.

The appointment follows an open competition and extensive international search by Birmingham Royal Ballet Board, supported by an expert panel of leading figures in the dance world. It follows the news earlier this year that David Bintley CBE, the current Director, would be standing down as Director in July 2019 at the end of the current season. The new Director will work alongside the company’s Chief Executive, Caroline Miller OBE who was appointed on a permanent basis just before Christmas.

Carlos Acosta CBE said “It is a tremendous honour and privilege to have been appointed to lead Birmingham Royal Ballet. I am a great admirer of its heritage and of what David Bintley has done to establish it as one of the country’s leading classical ballet companies, following on from the wonderful foundations laid down by Sir Peter Wright. My ambition is to build on its classical traditions, to expand its repertoire and to reach out to new and more diverse audiences. I want to define what it is to be a world leading classical ballet company in the 21st century.”

Chair of Birmingham Royal Ballet Sir David Normington GCB said “This is a great moment for Birmingham Royal Ballet. We have secured the greatest male dancer of his generation to be our new Director. I know he will bring us his legendary artistry, energy and charisma and enable us to connect with new audiences, particularly in Birmingham. It is a statement to the whole dance world that, building on David Bintley’s great legacy, Birmingham Royal Ballet intends to remain a major force for classical ballet in the UK and beyond.”

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Carlos Acosta CBE as the new Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, with his wealth of experience and knowledge from the international world of dance.

BRB is an exceptional company, with an international reputation for the artistic quality of its work, and as Carlos takes to the helm, we’d like to pay tribute to the commitment, contribution and charisma of David Bintley, who leaves behind him an extraordinary legacy.

“We look forward to seeing Carlos build on this legacy, and to the company continuing to delight audiences with their array of classical and ground-breaking ballets.”

Born in Havana, the youngest of eleven children in an impoverished family, Acosta went on to train at the National Ballet School of Cuba, winning the prestigious Prix de Lausanne at the age of 16, before enjoying a celebrated thirty-year career in dance with many of the world’s leading ballet companies. He was a Principal with the Royal Ballet for 17 years and danced all the major classical, and many contemporary roles. He is the greatest male dancer of his generation and, in many people’s eyes, one of the greatest dancers of all time.

Since retiring from the Royal Ballet he has founded his Cuban dance company Acosta Danza and established his own dance academy in Havana which opened its doors to its first students in September 2017. His 2007 autobiography No Way Home told the extraordinary story of his progress from the poorest of beginnings in Cuba to world ballet star and became a UK bestseller. His many awards include an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, a Prix Benois de la Danse, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award from The Royal Academy of Dance in recognition of his standing as one of the most influential figures in dance today.

December 20, 2018
RB reviews: Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams, The Concert, December 2018
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
Luke Jennings, The Observer
Donald Hutera, The Times
Louise Levene, Financial Times
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Graham Watts, Bachtrack
Neil Norman, The Stage
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
G.J. Dowler, Classical Source
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle
David Dougill, Sunday Times (scroll down)

The Concert
The Concert, ©ROH/Alice Pennefather

Photos: Alice Pennefather, Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams, The Concert, ROH flickr
Alice Pennefather, Les Patineurs in rehearsal, Winter Dreams in rehearsal, ROH flickr
Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs
Features: Laura Morera talks about Winter Dreams, Culture Whisper

December 3, 2018
RB reviews: The Nutcracker, December 2018
(Nuñez, Muntagirov, O'Sullivan, Sambé cast unless otherwise stated)
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack
David Nice, The Arts Desk
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Debra Craine, The Times
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Luke Jennings, The Observer
Louise Levene, Financial Times (Naghdi, Hirano, Maguire, Acri)
G.J. Dowler, Classical Source
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Laura Freeman, The Spectator
Mark Ronan, blog
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International (cinema screening)

Nutcracker
The Kingdom of Sweets. Photo ©ROH/Alastair Muir 2018

Photos: Alastair Muir, ROH Flickr
Videos: Guest Principal Ballet Master Christopher Carr rehearses episodes from the ballet, ROH YouTube
Ballet Mistress Samantha Raine rehearses the Snowflakes, ROH Facebook

November 28, 2018
Critics' Circle Dance Awards nominees 2018
These are the nominees for the Critics' Circle Awards who are associated with The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. The winners will be announced on February 18, 2019.

Vadim Muntagirov, Brandon Lawrence (BRB) - Best Male Dancer
Marianela Nuñez - Best Female Dancer, and Outstanding Female Classical Performance (for Odette/Odile)
The Royal Ballet - Outstanding Company
Wayne McGregor (for Yugen), Liam Scarlett (for Swan Lake), Christopher Wheeldon (for Corybantic Games) - Best Classical Choreography
Joseph Sissons - Emerging Artist Award
Brandon Lawrence (BRB) - Outstanding Male Classical Performance (as Pan in Arcadia)
Lucy Carter, John Macfarlane - Outstanding Creative Contribution

The full list of nominees is here

November 21, 2018
RB reviews: The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C, November 2018
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
Debra Craine, The Times
David Dougill, Sunday Times
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs
Anna Winter, The Stage
Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk
Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Alexandra Desvignes, Bachtrack
Laura Freeman, The Spectator
Eva Kistrup, Copenhagen Report

Unknown Soldier
The Unknown Soldier ©ROH/Helen Maybanks 2018

Photos: Helen Maybanks, ROH Flickr - The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C
Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs
Video: Wayne McGregor rehearses Infra, ROH YouTube
Radio feature: The Unknown Soldier, BBC Sounds
Interview: William Bracewell talks about The Unknown Soldier and Infra, House of Solo

November 2, 2018
RB reviews: La Bayadère, November 2018
(Nuñez, Muntagirov, Osipova cast unless otherwise stated)
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
Luke Jennings, The Observer (several casts)
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Anna Winter, The Stage
G.J. Dowler, Classical Source
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide
Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
Alexandra Desvignes, Bachtrack
Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut
Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Joy Wang Xin Yuan, SeeingDance (3 casts)
Laura Freeman, The Spectator (2 casts)
Robert Hugill, The Epoch Times (Lamb, Hirano, Calvert)

Shades
The Shades ©ROH/Bill Cooper 2018

Photos: On stage, Bill Cooper, ROH Flickr
Studio rehearsals (mixed casts), Bill Cooper ROH Flickr
Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs
Videos: RB Insight event with Natalia Makarova, Olga Evreinoff, Shobana Jeyasingh and dancers, ROH YouTube
Olga Evreinoff rehearsing Akane Takada, Natalia Osipova & Vadim Muntagirov, ROH YouTube
Samantha Raine rehearsing the Shades, ROH YouTube

October 23, 2018
RB 2018/2019 Spring season casting
(m = matinée)

Frankenstein
March 5-23, x9
Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Lavenza, The Creature
Mar 5, 11 (Bonelli, Morera, Wang*§)
Mar 8, 15, 23m (Dyer, Lamb, Hirano)
Mar 12, 18 (Campbell*, Hinkis*, Kish)
Mar 20, 23 (Bonelli, Morera, Kish)

Romeo and Juliet March 26 - June 11 x26
Mar 26; Apr 10, 26 (Cuthbertson, Ball)
Mar 28m (O'Sullivan*, Sambé*) - Schools' matinée
Mar 28 (Takada*, Hirano*)
Apr 13m (O'Sullivan, Sambé)
Apr 13, 25m (Stix-Brunell, Hirano)
Apr 27m; May 4 (Hamilton, Andrijashenko*§§)
May 1, 4m, 11 (Lamb, Muntagirov)
May 11m, 14, 25 (Hayward, Corrales*)
May 13, 25m (Stix-Brunell*, Hirano)
May 17, 23, 29 (Nuñez, Clarke)
May 22; June 1 (Osipova, Hallberg*†)
May 23m (Naghdi, Ball) - Schools' matinée
June 1m, 11# (Naghdi, Ball)

Juliet
Sarah Lamb as Juliet. Photo ©ROH/Johan Persson 2015

Within the Golden Hour / NEW Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern May 8-21 x7
Within the Golden Hour
May 8, 15, 16#, 18 (Stix-Brunell, Cuthbertson, Lamb, Muntagirov, Hirano*, Campbell*)
May 9 (Choe, Hayward, Naghdi, Hay, Zucchetti, Dyer)
May 18m, 21 (Choe, Hayward, Takada, Hay, Zucchetti, Dyer)

NEW Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
May 8, 15, 16, 18 (Osipova, Cowley, Ball, Hirano)
May 9 (Osipova, Kaneko, Ball, Hirano)
May 18m, 21 (Takada, Kaneko, Sambé, Hirano)

Flight Pattern
All performances (McNally, Sambé, The Company)

* Role debut with The Royal Ballet at the ROH
§ Wei Wang is a Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet
§§ Timofej Andrijashenko is a Principal Dancer with La Scala Theatre Ballet
† David Hallberg is a guest artist
# Live cinema relay
‡ Casting may change so please check on the ROH website

October 10, 2018
RB reviews: Mayerling, October 2018
(Hirano, Osipova, Lamb cast unless otherwise stated)
Debra Craine, The Times
Jann Parry, DanceTabs
Jann Parry, DanceTabs (Bonelli, Morera, Kobayashi)
Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Louise Levene, Financial Times (+ McRae, Lamb, Morera)
Luke Jennings, The Observer
Zoë Anderson, The Independent
Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut
Laura Freeman, The Spectator
Gerald Dowler, Classical Source
Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle
Emma Byrne, Evening Standard
Cinema relay with McRae, Lamb, Morera:
  Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard
  Maria Di Mento, DC Theatre Scene
  Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide

Mayerling2018
Ryoichi Hirano and Sarah Lamb as Crown Prince Rudolph and Countess Marie Larisch
Photo ©ROH/Helen Maybanks 2018


Photos: Helen Maybanks, ROH
Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs (Soares, Cuthbertson, Mendizabal cast)
Alice Pennefather, The Ballet Bag (Soares, Cuthbertson, Mendizabal cast)
Videos: Insight evening with Melissa Hamilton, Ryoichi Hirano & Paul Kay rehearsed by Alexander Agadzhanov, ROH YouTube
Sarah Lamb & Steven McRae coached by Leanne Benjamin, ROH YouTube
Sarah Lamb & Steven McRae in the bedroom pdd, ROH YouTube
Why the RB loves performing Mayerling, ROH YouTube
Mayara Magri coached as Mitzi Caspar by Christopher Saunders, ROH Facebook

July 23, 2018
RB 2018/2019 Winter season casting

(m = matinée)

Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019 x6
Les Patineurs
Dec 18; Jan 4 (Sambé)
Dec 19, 20 (Acri)
Dec 20m (Yudes)
Jan 2 (Hay)

Winter Dreams
Dec 18 (Nuñez, Soares, Naghdi, Mendizabal)
Dec 19, 20 (Lamb, Muntagirov, Naghdi, Mendizabal)
Dec 20m; Jan 2 (Morera, Hirano, Takada, Calvert)
Jan 4 (Lamb, Soares, Naghdi, Mendizabal)

The Concert
Dec 18, 20 (Cuthbertson)
Dec 19, 20m (Hamilton)
Jan 2, 4 (Lamb)

Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons Jan 18 - Feb 13, 2019 x6
Asphodel Meadows
Jan 18; Feb 2, 13 (Nuñez, Hirano, Morera, Bracewell, Hinkis, Acri)
Jan 19m; Feb 2m, 5 (Kaneko, Richardson, Magri, Corrales, Maeda, Dyer)

The Two Pigeons
Jan 18; Feb 5 (Cuthbertson, Muntagirov, Morera, Mock)
Jan 19m (Stix-Brunell, Clarke, Calvert, Brændsrød)
Feb 2m (Choe, Campbell, Mendizabal, Edmonds)
Feb 2, 13 (Naghdi, Hay, Magri, Montaño)

NEW The Cunning Little Vixen (by Liam Scarlett for The Royal Ballet School) / The Two Pigeons February 12-14, 2019 x3
The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Ballet School, details tba)

The Two Pigeons
Feb 12 (Naghdi, Campbell, Kaneko, Zucchetti)
Feb 14 (Choe, Campbell, Mendizabal, Edmonds)
Feb 16m (Hayward, Hay, Kaneko, Zucchetti)

Don Quixote Feb 15 - April 4, 2019 x16
(Kitri, Basilio, Espada, Mercedes)
Feb 15, 20 (Nuñez, Muntagirov, Hirano, Morera)
Feb 16, 19§; Mar 1 (Takada, Campbell, Zucchetti, Magri)
Feb 22 (Cuthbertson, Ball, Hirano, Calvert)
Feb 23m, 27 (Kaneko, Camargo*, Edmonds, Mendizabal)
Feb 23 (Nuñez, Muntagirov, Hirano, Mendizabal)
Mar 2; Apr 3 (Naghdi, Sambé, Ball, Stix-Brunell)
Mar 22 (Cuthbertson, Ball, Clarke, Calvert)
Mar 25, 30 (Osipova, Muntagirov, Hirano, Morera)
Mar 30m; Apr 4 (Magri, Campbell, Zucchetti, Mendizabal)
Apr 1 (Kaneko, Ball, Clarke, Calvert)

‡ Casting may change so please check on the ROH website
* Daniel Camargo is a Principal Dancer with Dutch National Ballet
§ Live cinema relay

July 7, 2018
The Royal Ballet School at the Opera House
July 8
Programme:
  Aurora’s Wedding - after Marius Petipa
  TooT (excerpt) - Didy Veldman
  Sea Interludes - Andrew McNicol
  Snegurochka - Tania Fairbairn
  Pulcinella Suite - Mark Annear
  Self & Soul - Robert Binet
  BACH, Multiplicity. Forms of silence and emptiness (excerpts) - Nacho Duato
  Grand Défilé