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Performer: Koen Kessels

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AmsterdamThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Wayne Eagling; Toer van Schayk; Dutch National Ballet; Koen Kessels; Dutch Ballet Orchestra; Jonathan Lo

ParisGiselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris; Koen Kessels; Alexandre Benois; Orchestre Pasdeloup

LondonThe Dante ProjectNew production

Adès: Inferno
Wayne McGregor; The Royal Ballet; Thomas Adès; Koen Kessels; Tacita Dean
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MacMillan’s Manon remains as irresistible as ever

Sarah Lamb (Manon) and Vadim Muntagirov (des Grieux) © ROH | Alice Pennefather (2014)
The Royal Ballet season opens with a MacMillan favourite, his ballet adaptation of a novel more familiar for its operatic treatment. 
****1
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Fluctuating around Virginia's tissues of the mind

Alessandra Ferri in I now/ I then © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Alessandra Ferri, the former La Scala Prima Ballerina Assoluta, makes her triumphant return to Milan as the moving incarnation of Virginia Woolf in Wayne McGregor's most mature, complete and striking piece to date.
*****
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Sweet sorrow: a heart-rending Romeo and Juliet

Matthew Ball (Romeo) and Lauren Cuthbertson (Juliet) © ROH | Helen Maybanks
As MacMillan's masterpiece nears its 500th performance by The Royal Ballet, a fresh run of performances opens with a new pairing in the lead roles. 
****1
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BRB's The Nutcracker* lights up the Royal Albert Hall

Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall © Annabel Moeller
A unique marriage of production and performance space provides a spactacle synonymous withe spirit of Christmas 
****1
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The Royal Ballet opens the new season with Mayerling

Natalia Osipova (Mary Vetsera) and Ryoichi Hirano (Rudolf) in Mayerling © ROH, 2018 | Helen Maybanks
A new season for The Royal Ballet and a new star is "born" in this performance that highlights the company's strength in depth   
***11
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