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Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) © ROH | Bill Cooper (2013)
London

Sugar and spice: The Nutcracker returns to launch the festive season

By , 03 December 2018
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Sarah Lamb (The Sugar Plum Fairy) in The Nutcracker © Karolina Kuras | ROH, 2017
London

A cloud of glitter: Sir Peter Wright's Nutcracker returns to The Royal Ballet

By , 05 December 2017
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Mark Bebbington © Rama Knight
London

English jewels in the European crown: Wordsworth and the RPO at Cadogan Hall

By , 01 November 2017
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Paul Kay (Alain) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Making hay while the sun shines: glorious Fille opens Royal Ballet season

By , 27 September 2016
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Sarah Lamb (Giselle) © Bill Cooper | ROH 2014
London

Classical Ballet at its Best: The Royal Ballet's Giselle

By , 26 February 2016
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<span>Francesca Hayward and James Hay in Rhapsody</span> © ROH, 2016 | Helen Maybanks
London

Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons

By , 16 January 2016
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Vadim Muntagirov and Lauren Cuthbertson in The Two Pigeons © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

The Two Pigeons: A long lost Ashton favourite returns to the Royal Ballet

By , 18 November 2015
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Jack Liebeck © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 41: The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

By , 16 August 2015
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Vadim Muntagirov (Colas) and Laura Morera (Lise) © Tristram Kenton | ROH
London

Morera and Muntagirov flood La Fille mal gardée with spring sunshine at The Royal Ballet

By , 16 April 2015
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Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in Prom 24  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 24: The BBC Concert Orchestra in an an evening of British light music

By , 31 July 2013
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Marianela Nunez in Apollo  ©  Johan Persson / ROH
London

Two new works in an inspiring triple bill from The Royal Ballet

By , 22 February 2013
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Melissa Hamilton and Thiago Soares in Las Hermanas  ©  Bill Cooper, courtesy of ROH
London

A fitting memorial: Kenneth MacMillan triple bill at Covent Garden

By , 17 November 2012
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Marianela Núñez and The Royal Ballet in Diana and Actaeon  ©  Johan Persson, courtesy of ROH
London

Titian 2012: A cultural olympiad of new works from the Royal Ballet

By , 17 July 2012
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Christina Arestis and artists of The Royal Ballet in Les Noces  ©  Tristram Kenton, courtesy of ROH
London

A Journey: The Royal Ballet perform Ashton and Nijinska

By , 30 June 2012
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Marianella Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas  ©  ROH / Johan Persson
London

A historic revival of MacMillan's Prince of the Pagodas at Covent Garden

By , 02 June 2012
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Paul Kay, Melissa Hamilton, Olivia Cowley and Edward Watson in Carbon Life  ©  ROH / Bill Cooper
London

The Royal Ballet dazzles with a youthful triple bill at Covent Garden

By , 18 April 2012
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Laura Morera as the Queen of Hearts  ©  ROH / Johan Persson
London

Covent Garden becomes a veritable Wonderland for Alice's Adventures

By , 16 April 2012
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Valentino Zucchetti as Puck and Steven McRae as Oberon in The Dream,  ©  ROH / Johan Persson
London

A drop of magic for the eyes, ears and soul: The Dream / Song of the Earth

By , 08 February 2012
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Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin in Marguerite and Armand  ©  Royal Opera House / Tristram Kenton
London

Covent Garden's Triple Bill spans history

By , 17 October 2011
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