Movies & TV shows
The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet)
The fairy Carabosse was upset she wasn't invited to Princess Aurora's funeral. She told the baby that one day the Princess will cut her finger on it and she will die. Aurora will not die, but will fal...
The Royal Ballet: Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern
Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based on seven couples separated and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Ezio Bosso, and lit with the rich colors suggested by sunset. In Flight Pat...
Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III (Royal Ballet)
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Com...
Don Quixote (Royal Opera House)
They set out to have a chivalrous adventure. Kitri and Basilio are a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. The man decides to inte...
Manon (The Royal Ballet)
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she...
The Nutcracker (Royal Opera House)
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker. Recorded on stage 3 December 2018—...
Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova dances the title role in Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting ballet, to atmospheric music by Tchaikovsky and Martinů. Anastasia tells the story of Anna Anderson who, fo...
The ROH Live: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand
The Royal Ballet's repertory includes a delightful interpretation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Frederick Ashton. Ashton was inspired to create a ballet on the four seasons, but as he ...
The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet has a special place for the Sleeping Beauty. After World War II, the Royal Opera House was reopened and its first production was in Covent Garden. Robert Helpmann danced the role of P...
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. Afte...
The Wayward Daughter (The Royal Ballet)
A classic of The Royal Ballet, La Fille mal gardée was an immediate hit with the British public. Choreographed by Frederick Ashton in 1960, it is a highly lyrical and technically demanding take on the...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Royal Ballet)
At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and c...
Don Quixote (The Royal Ballet)
Carlos Acosta's first venture directing one of ballet's 19th century classics was eagerly anticipated, as was his own starring role in the production (as Basilio), opposite the Argentinian Royal Balle...
Giselle discovered the true identity of her lover, and that she was promised another. One of The Royal Ballet's most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet alwa...
The Royal Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
Given its premiere by The Royal Ballet in 1965 with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing the title roles, Kenneth MacMillan's first full-evening ballet has become a signature work for the Company...
Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet set in legendary India is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement. Natalia Makarova’s sumptuous recreation of Petipa’s choreography, with atmospheric sets by Pier L...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Opera House)
A full-length ballet created by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The ballet is based on Lewis Carroll's famous story of Alice, an ordina...
Yolanda Sonnabend's Faberge'-inspired designs evoke a world of Imperial Russia in Anthony Dowell's acclaimed production for The Royal Ballet of 'Swan Lake', one of the world's best-loved ballets. Mar...
The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet's glorious reinterpretation of its signature work - live from the Royal Opera House. Tchaikovsky's greatest score and Marius Petipa's stunning choreography worked in perfect harmony, ...
Coppélia (The Royal Ballet)
Coppélia, a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius, is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter. The mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love. Directed by Ross MacGibbon, ...